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Henderson Pavilion Hosts Barnyard Fun with Charlotte's Web
Las Vegas Shakespeare Company presents musical version of E.B. White's classic children's story

March 07, 2013



Henderson, Nev. – Adapted from E.B. White’s most famous children’s novel, the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company brings to life Charlotte’s Web live, onstage, Friday, April 19-Sunday, April 21 and Friday, April 26-Sunday, April 28 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Inspired by one of the bestselling pieces of literature of all time, the musical theatre edition is by Joseph Robinette, a national award-winning children’s playwright, with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse of Annie and Bye Bye Birdie fame. Since hitting the bookshelves in 1952, White’s beloved story, a nod to his own love for farm life in Maine, has sold 45 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 23 languages.

“Charlotte’s Web may be considered a children’s musical, but the life lessons written into the script are ageless,” said show co-director and Henderson resident Rick Pessagno. Co-director Tammy Pessagno agrees, “There’s real warmth and universal appeal that weaves throughout the musical version of White’s internationally-read book.” 

Charlotte’s Web stars Wilbur the pig, the runt of the litter, a clever spider named Charlotte, Templeton, a gluttonous rat, and the rest of their animal friends. Set in a barn on Zuckerman Farms, the musical weaves a new spin to the heartwarming tale that teaches fans valuable life lessons, including “friendship is one of the most important things in the world.” The family show features a score of exciting songs, including "Nice To Meet You," "Who Says We Can’t Be Friends?” and “You’re You.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit, call (702) 267-4TIX (4849) or visit the Henderson Pavilion box office, Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

The city of Henderson supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Advanced notice may be necessary to ensure that appropriate accommodations will be provided. For full telephone, use Relay Nevada by dialing 7-1-1.

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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