Arden Theatre Company Announces CHARLOTTE'S WEB For 2018/19 Arden Children's Theatre Season

Arden Theatre Company Announces CHARLOTTE'S WEB For 2018/19 Arden Children's Theatre SeasonArden Theatre Company today announced the first show of their 2018/2019 Arden Children's Theatre Season. The beloved classic CHARLOTTE'S WEB will return to the Arden's F. Otto Haas stage from November 28, 2018 - January 27, 2019.

Producing Artistic Director Terrence J. Nolen says, "CHARLOTTE'S WEB was one of my favorite books as a kid, and I love sharing this story on our stage. CHARLOTTE'S WEB was our very first Arden Children's Theatre production in 1998 and we produced it a second time in 2011. It is a perennial favorite, and we are thrilled to present it to a whole new generation of children and their families."

Director Whit McLaughlin, who directed CHARLOTTE'S WEB in 2011, returns to direct.

Nolen says, "Whit is a brilliant director and has played a leading role in shaping how we approach making theatre for kids here at the Arden. He is always adventurous and original and delves deeply into these stories to make exciting and surprising work for young audiences. We are so pleased he is returning to direct CHARLOTTE'S WEB and are excited to see what tricks he has up his sleeve for this one."

Charlotte, Wilbur and their barnyard friends are back! Join us as Zuckerman's farm comes to life in this wonderful tribute to one of the greatest stories for children ever written. The heartwarming story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone's favorite spider returns to the Arden stage.

Arden Children's Theatre subscriptions are also now on sale and range in price from $26 - $50 215.922.1122, order online at www.ardentheatre.org, or visit the box office at 40 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia.

Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers-on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. Five productions are staged each season as part of the Mainstage series and two productions through Arden Children's Theatre, the city's first resident professional children's theatre program. New work is produced through the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase. The Arden's Education Department includes: Arden for All (AFA), a theatre access and education program for underserved young people; Arden Drama School, the after-school, Saturday, and summer camp classes for students in grades pre-K-12; Teen Arden, an immersive after-school access program for Philadelphia-area based teenagers; and the Arden Professional Apprentice Program, a nationally renowned comprehensive theatre management training program. The Hamilton Family Arts Center is the new facility dedicated to education programs and new play development.

The Arden has received numerous honors including 70 awards and 367 nominations from the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The Arden is a winner of four "Theatre Company of the Year" designations (Philadelphia Inquirer), six Philadelphia Magazine "Best of Philly" awards and three "Best of Philly Kids" awards, the City Paper's Reader's Choice Award and the prestigious "Great Friend to Kids Award" from the Please Touch Museum for Arden Children's Theatre work. For accessibility efforts, the Arden was named a "Keystone of Accessibility" by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Arden Theatre Company is a professional, nonprofit 501(c)(3) theatre company and a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the League of Resident Theatres, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Old City Arts Association. The Arden also participates in The Barrymore Awards, a program of Theatre Philadelphia.

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