Sept 19 - Oct 22, 2017

Charlotte’s Web


Nelson Hicks

By E. B. White; Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Produced by special arrangement with
DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois.


Sensory-Friendly Programming


Ages 4+

Reduced-Price Previews Sept 19 & 20

E.B. White’s award-winning tale of unlikely friendship will have you cheering, “Terrific, terrific, terrific!”

Puppetry Themes: Friendship, loyalty, farm life, determination

Puppetry Styles: Czech Black, Rod

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Gabby Goose Rod Puppet

Mainstage Theater


Sensory-Friendly Programming

Sun, Oct 1, 2017

12-1pm: Museum exhibits
1pm: Performance
1:45-2:30pm: Create-A-Puppet Workshops

Guests will be welcomed by staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD.

Performance alterations include theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop classrooms will be brighter, quieter, and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. This modified programming also extends to include our expanded Museum, where lighting will be adjusted and specialized educational activities (such as touch tables and guided storytelling) will be integrated.