“Charlotte’s Web” Back on Stage

By on July 12, 2018

RAPA Family Theatre will continue the annual tradition of Charlotte’s Web this summer at the Kodak Center. This classic story will be performed for the third annual year from July 29 – August 19, 2018.

Charlotte’s Web opens the door to a magical barn-yard world, where a young girl named Fern spends her free time with Wilbur the pig. Charlotte, the large grey spider, befriends Wilbur and helps him deal with the shocking news that his life will soon end as bacon on someone’s plate! Charlotte goes as far as coming up with an interesting plan that this spider could only carry out with the help of the other barn yard animals to help Wilbur escape death.

Charlotte’s Web is directed by Eric Vaughn Johnson, who last was last seen directing A Year with Frog and Toad. The cast of professional adult actors, includes: Mandi Gurell of Brighton (Charlotte), Lea Mancarella of Pittsford (Wilbur), Marcella Cincotta of Pittsford (Fern), Chip Attwood of Victor (Uncle Homer), Nancy Meister of Rush (Mrs. Arable), Kevin Hayes of Macedon (Mr. Arable), Ian Reynolds of Greece (Templeton), and Kenya Malcolm of Spencerport (Narrator).

“Audiences can expect a fully revamped show,” says Johnson, “We’ve worked in new musical numbers and feature several new and returning cast members.”

Performances dates, include: Sunday July 29 at 2PM; Sunday, August 12 at 2PM; Sunday, August 12 at 4:30PM (Sensory Friendly Performance); Sunday, August 19 at 2PM.

All performances are approximately one hour in length plus a short intermission. And as always, children can “Meet the Cast” after each performance, with photo opportunities, autographs, and more.

This summer, RAPA Family Theatre will be continuing their well respected Sensory Friendly Performance program specifically geared towards audience members with autism and special needs. The Frog Prince features a Sensory Friendly performance on Sunday, August 12 at 4:30PM developed by RAPA and Monroe Boces-2.

Community organizations (including schools) can book daytime performances throughout the week. Organizations have the options to:

·Take a field trip to the Kodak Center

·Bring a RAPA Family Theatre show to a school

·Have an educational talk-back or backstage tour after the show

RAPA Family Theatre Summer Package tickets including both The Frog Prince and Charlotte’s Web can be purchased with a 20% discount. Packages and single tickets are now available at www.RapaTheatre.org or by calling 585-254-0073.

Tickets are $20 for Adults; $18 for Students and Seniors; $10 for Kids 12 & Under.

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