Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy Presents Charlotte’s Web

(Huntsville, AL) – Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy is proud to present this theatrical retelling of E.B. White’s children’s book, Charlotte’s Web. For one weekend only, see this literary classic come to life on stage with a cast of 28 local actors, beautiful sets, costumes, and puppets! FPCTA offers five public performances October 14-16, with other sensory-friendly performances for differently abled patrons of all ages with sensory sensitivities. The sensory-friendly performance of Charlotte’s Web is on October 15 at 10 a.m. Tickets for all showings are available for purchase online at

Wilbur the pig may be the rambunctious runt of the litter, but his lovable spirit charms a little girl named Fern and the whole Arable barnyard! When Wilbur discovers his woeful fate, he will need the help of Charlotte, a loyal spider with a flair for writing, and a scavenger rat named Templeton for a chance at a new life. With unforgettable characters made popular by the E.B. White children’s book, Charlotte’s Web is a timeless story of true friendship, perseverance, and working together to help others in need.

L to R: Kate Hughes as Wilbur. Charlie Satterfield as Fern Arable, and  Beth Siano as Martha Arable
Kate Hughes (Wilbur) rehearses with an early prototype of the Wilbur puppet crafted by Ethan Mitchell, Assistant Director and Puppet Master.

Dates: October 14-16, 2022

Times: Friday night at 7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm and 6:00pm 

Sensory Friendly Performance: October 15 at 10 a.m. 

Where: Von Braun Center Playhouse, 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL. 35801

Tickets: Tickets: $21 for Adults; $16 for Children ages 3-18. Children 2 and under are free if sitting on a lap. A lap seat ticket must be picked up at the Box Office before the show.

Directed by Claire Mitchell Christian. Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White. Produced with special arrangements with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois, and sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the City Arts and Cultural grant program through Arts Huntsville. Thank you to our 62nd Season Presenting Sponsor, Redstone Federal Credit Union, and Charlotte’s Web Title Sponsor, Rocket City Mom.

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy (FPCTA) provides theatre arts access through production, education and outreach, reaching more than 31,000 residents annually, including 16,000 children and youth. FPCTA enriches the lives of children and families through theatre and arts education, encouraging students to become self-confident, academically successful, creative-thinking citizens who are more likely to invest in their communities as adults. FPCTA’s core programs include live children’s theatre productions, classes, camps, workshops, and educational outreach through after school theatre classes and In-school touring programs. Recognizing the transformative power theatre arts can have in the life of a child, FPCTA prioritizes theatre arts access for all by engaging local underserved communities.

FPCTA is supported in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the City of Huntsville Arts and Cultural grant program. Season support by Redstone Federal Credit Union.

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