VYT’s ‘Charlotte’s Web, The Musical’ opened to a sold-out house

Vivian Nichols, playing Little Lamb. (photo by Eric Ochoa)

Vivian Nichols, playing Little Lamb. (photo by Eric Ochoa)

“Charlotte’s Web, The Musical” spun onto the Valley Youth Theatre stage Friday, Oct. 7 and performed a toe-tappin’, hand-clappin’ production to a sold-out house.

Take a front row seat at the Zuckerman Farm, home to all the fun and unforgettable animals from E.B. White’s beloved classic children’s story. Meet a friendly spider, named Charlotte, who teaches a cute piglet, Wilbur, who is doomed to become bacon, the true meaning of trust, sacrifice and real friendship.

“Charlotte’s Web, The Musical” features a talented cast of young actors from all across the Valley ranging in age from 7-to 18-years-old.

Featured cast members include Corinne Niezgodzki in the title role as Charlotte; Albert Johnston playing Wilbur, Ella McDade as Fern Arable, Andy Wissink as Templeton, Justin Morre as Homer Zuckerman, Riley Schor as John Arable, Jared Barbee as Gander, Emma Dabill as Goose, Taryn Landis as Sheep, Vivian Nichols as Lamb and  Riley Thornton as Lurvy.

Rounding out the cast of Charlotte are many talented, up-and-coming entertainers playing all kinds of fun farm animals, farmers and ensemble characters, according to a press release.

Directed by Valley Youth Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, Bobb Cooper, Charlotte’s Web is the second production of VYT’s 28th season.

It runs through Oct. 23. Performance days and times are: 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15 and 22; 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday Oct. 16 and 23. Ticket prices are $18 not including fees.

Charlotte’s Web is presented at Valley Youth Theatre, 525 N. First Street in Phoenix.

Established in 1989, Valley Youth Theatre is an award-winning, professional quality, 501(c)(3) non-profit theater dedicated to helping young people achieve their full potential through meaningful engagement, education and excellence in the performing arts.

Alumni include celebrities such as Emma Stone, Jordin Sparks, Kimiko Glenn, Chelsea Kane, Charity Dawson, Krystina Alabado, Max Crumm, Nick Cartell and many others.

VYT produces six main stage shows each season including two at the Herberger Theater Center.  For more information, visit VYT.com or call 602-253-8188.

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