REVIEW: ‘Charlotte’s Web’ spins its magic for in-person audience at the Depot

This review originally appeared on on February 28, 2021 and was written by Lawrence Bernabo.


Audiences returned to the Depot Theater for the first time in almost a year last Saturday afternoon for the Family Theatre’s charming production of Charlotte’s Web.

A narrator (Madeline Watts) sets the stage for the tale of how young Fern Arable (Azalea Mae) saves a newborn pig, the runt of the litter, names him Wilbur, and raises him until he is sold to her Uncle Homer (Chris Ibarra)

In the barn that is now his new home, Wilbur (Ben Peter), meets a gluttonous rat named Templeton (Lee E. Cutler), a goose (Elin Watts), a gander (Jacob Waechter), and a sheep (Ria Takhar). But it is a spider named Charlotte (Kaylee Peck), who becomes his friend and saves his bacon. Literally.




In-Person Performances:

  • When: March 6-7 & March 13-14
  • Where: Playhouse Family Theatre, located at 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth MN 55802
  • Tickets:  Standard – $17  |  Youth (ages 4-17): $15  |  Children ages 3 and under may sit in an adult’s lap for free
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