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The Alliance for the Arts presents ‘The Best Seats In Your House: Charlotte’s Web Edition’ featuring the Alliance Youth Theatre Cast

Livestream musical brings E.B. White’s classic novel to life on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

By Alliance for the Arts - | Oct 1, 2020


The Alliance for the Arts will digitally present Charlotte’s Web the Musical on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. This virtual streaming event will give audiences the opportunity to support the Alliance’s youth theatre cast.

The production, which was scheduled to open on the Alliance stage in March, was cancelled due to Covid-19. Alliance youth theatre director, Carmen Crussard, has since been working on creating a digital version to provide the young cast of elementary and middle school-aged children the opportunity to perform.

“The production team and cast of Charlotte’s Web are so excited and relieved to finally be able to showcase our hard work. This cast of young artists stayed committed and energized even after months of uncertainty and unpredictable change,” says Crussard. “I am proud of them and hope their dedication shows in the final product they were able to produce. It’s not what we thought it would be when we embarked on this journey last January, but it is a reflection of the ever evolving nature of art and the inspiring resilience of young artists.”

Charlotte’s Web features all the familiar characters of E.B. White’s classic novel: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.”

Productions are free to stream, but a suggested donation supports the future of the arts in southwest Florida. Pre-registration is required at ArtInLee.org/CharlottesWeb in order to provide an access link prior to showtime.

About Alliance for the Arts

The Alliance for the Arts is a nonprofit community visual and performing arts center located in the heart of Fort Myers, Florida. Since 1975, the Alliance has been committed to transforming lives and improving our community through the arts. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, please call 239-939-2787, visit us at www.ArtInLee.org, find us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/ArtInLee.org),  Instagram (@AlliancefortheArts) or follow us on Twitter (@ArtInLee).