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  • Blue Springs City Theatre spinning a classic tale

  • A children’s classic that has delighted audiences for years is coming to the Blue Springs stage.

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  • A children’s classic that has delighted audiences for years is coming to the Blue Springs stage.
    “I chose ‘Charlotte’s Web’ for the story line,” said LeAnn Burris, director of the Blue Springs City Theatre’s production. “It is one of the best children’s books ever written. It is a story about relationships and friendships and allows the children a chance to do something meaningful, while they are learning something at the same time.”
    “Charlotte’s Web,” by E.B. White, is about a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. The play follows Wilbur’s adventures on the farm and the relationships with the other animals. When Charlotte realizes that Wilbur is in danger, she begins writing messages in her webs that praise Wilbur in order to convince the farmer to keep Wilbur alive.
    The book is a children’s literature classic and has been adapted into several movie versions. The most recent was a live action film in 2006.
    “Charlotte’s Web” is at 7:30 p.m. today and March 21, 22 and 23. There are also matinee performances at 2 p.m. Sunday and March 24. All performances are at the Blue Springs High School Civic Center, 2000 N.W. Ashton Drive in Blue Springs.
    Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children and senior citizens. There is a printable coupon on the Blue Springs City Theatre’s website, www.bluespringscitytheatre.com. Complete the color sheet, and return it the night of the event for $2 off of up to four tickets.
    “I think the children are doing a great job preparing for the play,” Burris said. “I think the audience will enjoy the way the Charlotte/Wilbur relationship develops, and the costumes are fantastic. I think the kids are having a great time too. They are ready to rock n’ roll.”
    The Blue Springs City Theatre season continues in July with the musical “Big” and the Tennessee Williams’ classic “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in October. The 2013 season ends with “A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas” in December.
     
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