North Hero Community Hall Route 2 North Hero, VT
CHARLOTTE’S WEB IS NOT JUST FOR KIDS!Based on the classic tale by E.B White and adapted for theater by Joseph Robinette, “Charlotte’s Web” tells the story about how the dire fate of a runt pig named “‘Wilbur”, is miraculously altered by the efforts of an altruistic spider named “Charlotte”. The story touches on some important contemporary yet timeless themes: How we are different yet connected at the core by our humanity. How we can reach across the divide of “difference’ to sustain life and thereby safeguard future generations. And ultimately, this is about the profound and transformative nature of friendship. For example, even a gluttonous rat named “Templeton” rises above his own self-serving nature to help save “Wilbur”, the pig! Our large and talented cast is comprised of very experienced actors, singers and dancers, as well as some for whom this will be a debut performance. Most of our youngest performers are from the Islands, but we also have adults who hail from Montpelier, South Burlington and Milton! Some are experienced actors/dancers/singers who have had a long history performing on the Islands and elsewhere. For a few it will be their swan song, and for others, a return to the stage after a long absence. There will even be some surprise cameo appearances from well-known personalities in the community! We hope to delight, move, surprise, and WOW you. BE CAUGHT IN A WEB OF ENCHANTMENT! CAST WILBUR: Mars Turbide CHARLOTTE: Jaylin Rae FERN: Elsa Althoff TEMPLETON: John Larabee GOOSE: Maureen Seivwright GANDER: George Seivwright SHEEP: Kerry Cameron LAMB: Lila Hanfield MARTHA ARABLE: Wendy Duval & Noni Stuart (Sat. 7/27) JOHN ARABLE: Dave Belvedere AVERY: Felix Patrie HOMER ZUCHERMAN: Lee Kimball EDITH ZUCKERMAN: Laura Limoge LURVY: Shannon Lowe CHORUS MEMBER & FAIRGOER #1: Gwyneth Hood CHORUS MEMBER, FAIRGOER #2 & PHOTOGRAPHER: Katie St.Raymond CHORUS MEMBER, FAIRGOER #3 & REPORTER: Jim Wood FAIR ANNOUNCER & VOICE ON LOUDSPEAKER: Bill Tourville UNCLE: Walter Chesnut BABY SPIDERS: Katie St. Raymond, Gyneth Hood & Jill Holland FAIR JUDGES: Surprise cameos appearances! VOCALS: Jaylin Rae, Walter Chesnut, Dave Belvedere, Bill Tourville and Animals. DANCERS: Sunny Wickenden (Aerial Dance) Elsa Althoff & Felix Patrie (Streamer Dance), Kerry Cameron & Bill Tourville (Waltz) and Animals. PRODUCTION DIRECTOR: Noni Stuart ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Shannon Lowe PRODUCER/ MARKETING: Noni Stuart, Bill Champagne STAGE MANAGER: Jill Holland SET DESIGN & PAINTING: Lindsey Baldwin WEB DESIGN and BUILD: Noni Stuart SET BUILD: Larry Smith, Guy Goulet & Bill Champagne MUSIC DIRECTOR: Walter Chesnut VOCAL DIRECTOR: D.J. Tetreault MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT: Margaux Simmons MUSIC TECHNICIAN: Jet Jaguar (Idle Productions) DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY: Liza Matton Mercy, Jill Holland & Kerry Cameron LIGHTING & SOUND DESIGN: Elliot Stevenson COSTUME DESIGN: Kim Julow COSTUME SEWERS: Kim Julow, KC Barton, Naomi King, Cindy Spence POSTER, POSTCARD, PROGRAM COVER & BANNER DESIGN: Wendy Duval PROGRAM LAYOUT: Walter Chesnut
LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney
@ The North Hero House for Dinner and Entertainment
Dates: Sept. 28 & 29!
This Production Was Encored in February, 2019
Price is $69 Per Person and Includes a 3 Course Meal (salad, entree & dessert), Along With The Performance Overnight Packages are Available, Please Inquire at 802-372-4732
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.