Charlotte’s Web Auditions

Saint Genesius Productions presents Charlotte’s Web (the musical) 


Auditions Thursday and Friday, January 5 and 6 from 6:30 – 9:30
Callbacks Saturday, January 7  from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Iowa Community Center (ICC) 338 N. Iowa Avenue, Villa Park, IL 60181

About the play: This musical version of Charlotte’s Web brings a new dimension to E.B. White’s beloved classic. With music and lyrics by Charles Strouse (Annie, ‘Bye, ‘Bye Birdie) and book by Joseph Robinette (national award-winning children’s playwright) your audiences will thrill to a musical score which includes “Eating,” Wilbur the pig’s humorous yet poignant song about growing up; “Who Says We Can’t Be Friends,” an enchanting duet between Wilbur and his new-found companion Charlotte; “Welcome to the Zuckerman Barn,” featuring all the story’s unforgettable animals in a hand-clapping, toe-tapping hoe-down; and “Summer,” a haunting, nostalgic chorus number which evokes a time and place from everyone’s childhood. This joyous musical offers young actors a very special experience.

Cast Placement Auditions: Thursday and Friday, January 5 and 6, 2023

Participation is open to students in 3rd through 8th grade.  All registrants will be cast in the production.


Villa Park Residents – $147; Non-Residents – $150

Contact [email protected] directly to reserve an audition time. You can fill out an  Audition Registration Form here.  You can register through the park district here

Prepare a one-minute song selection and a one-minute monologue of your choice.  Here are some tips on preparing your audition.  

A callback list with information on who will read for the various roles in the show will be posted on Facebook and on the Saint Genesius website as soon as possible after auditions on Friday, January 6. Performers will be asked to sing from the score and read from the script on Saturday, January 7. Plan on being at the Iowa Community Center from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Bring a sack lunch. 


PLEASE NOTE: Performers cast in major roles must be available for the entire rehearsal period, unless they have noted a conflict. ALL PERFORMERS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL MANDATORY TECH REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES! 

Regular rehearsals at the ICC

Fridays 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14

Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21

Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28

Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4

Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11

Mandatory Parent Meeting, Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, February 17 and Saturday,February 18

Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25

Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4

Friday, March10 and Saturday, March 11

Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18

Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25

Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1

Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8

Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15

Move to Montini Catholic High School Auditorium

Saturday, April 16 – Load-In/Build (Montini)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, April 17-19 – TECH REHEARSALS- 5:00 – 9:30

Thursday, April 20 – MANDATORY DRESS – 5:00 – 10:00

Mandatory Performances • Montini Catholic High School Auditorium

Friday, April 21—5:00 p.m. call • Performance: 7:00

Saturday,April 22—1:00 p.m. call • Performances: 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 23—1:00 p.m. call • Performance: 3:00 p.m.

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