Thursday, December 1, 2022

SVP Casting Call Alert: "Charlotte's Web" Reminder



Valley Players


"Yes, we are the little red schoolhouse!"




Auditions at SVP



Sunday, December 4th,

at 6:00 PM


Monday, December 5th,

at 7:00 PM


At SVP Theatre


A story of relationships with the enchanting characters from the book: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will provide an afternoon or evening of enchantment.

Performance Dates:  March 10th through March 26th, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Director Ed Hayden is seeking the following:


5 or more Adult Males (Age 20+)

5 or more Adult Females (Ages 20+)

5 or more Youth Males (ages 9-19)

5 or more Youth Females (ages 9-19)


Character Gender/Age Range Description


Fern  Tween-Teen

A young girl who has a passion for animals. She has a motherly nature and a big heart.


Avery Tween-Teen

Fern’s brother who is very active. He loves to play and joke around.


Mr. Arable (John) Late 30’s – 40’s

Fern’s father who is a stern man set in his ways. 


Mrs. Arable (Martha) Late 30’s – 40’s

Fern’s mother who always looks out for her family. 


Wilbur Tween-Teen

A pig who is sensitive and vulnerable and loves making friends.


Homer Zuckerman – Fern’s Uncle30’s – 40’s

Fern’s uncle who lives nearby. He owns a farm and has many animals.


Edith Zuckerman – Fern’s Aunt30’s – 40’s

Fern’s aunt who is kind and honest.


Lurvy 20’s – 40’s

A worker at Zuckerman’s farm. He is active and hard-working.


Templeton -Flexible

A rat – crafty and selfish, he collects and stores bizarre odds and ends, only does things to help himself.


Charlotte Teen-Adult

A spider who is true to her word and befriends Wilbur.


Goose / Gander Teen-Adult

Always together, both stutter, are protective of their eggs/children


Goslings / Sheep / Lambs  Youth – Teens

Barnyard animals, interact with Wilbur, friendly/curious


Chorus (3)Teen-Adult



Narrators – must work well together, & respond quickly to each other – very expressive


Uncle Tween-Adult

Large Pig, very arrogant, somewhat condescending to Wilbur


Reporter / Photographer / Spectator’s / Judges / Fairgoers / AnnouncerFlexible – Youth through Adult needed

Ensemble roles, may be doubled


Special Notes for Auditioners:

  • Readings will be from the script, provided at auditions.
  • Please dress in comfortable clothing.
  • You only need to attend one night of auditions.
  • Please bring a resume and head shot if you have one (not necessary if you do not).
  • Rehearsals will be 2-3 evenings per week, Sundays – Thursdays.
  • Rehearsal schedule will be set after show is cast. Please be prepared to list potential conflicts for rehearsals and performances.


Sponsored by: 

The Piano Studio owned and operated by Denise Gonsiewski when you are ready to learn how to play the piano. All ages welcomed!


The theatre is Air-Conditioned and Wheelchair Accessible.


Theater Location

689 Amwell Road

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Telephone: 908-369-7469



Mailing Address

601 Route 206

Suite 26-216

Hillsborough, NJ 08844


Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.