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Discovery Productions – Open to the public

Since 1938, LCT has been creating productions for young audiences using young artists as actors and occasionally as technicians. As our productions became more and more popular with school groups, and our professional acting company expanded, we realized that fewer young people would be able to participate in subscription series productions. Many of our Main Stage shows require students to miss up to 20 days of school in a row! That makes it very difficult to keep up with schoolwork. To ensure that LCT retained its tradition of offering young people a variety of performance and technical opportunities, we began the Discovery Series in 1995. Our goals were relatively simple:

  • Provide challenging performance opportunities for young people by presenting plays with central characters that are also young in age.
  • Encourage and mentor students in the many areas of technical theatre.
  • Shorten the run of the show so as to limit the number of missed school days.
  • Provide LCT’s professional staff as support to improve the quality of our youth performances.

Charlotte’s Web
A Discovery Production

Adapted from the book by E.B. White
By Joseph Robinette
Produced by Special Arrangement with
The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois

Audition Dates:
Thursday, January 24th from 7-9pm
Friday, January 25th from 7-9pm
Saturday, January 26th from 4-6
Sunday, January 27th from 7-9pm

Who: The production requires a cast of around 38-42 cast members ages 8-adult. All performers must turn 8 prior to February 1st to be eligible to audition.

Student roles WILL be double cast, (meaning two students will share a single role and alternate performances). Adult roles will not be double cast (meaning they must be available for all performances).

Rehearsal Dates:
This show will likely rehearse over Fayette County School’s spring break. There WILL be mandatory technical rehearsals at the end of spring break on Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th.  Please check your schedules and fill out the conflict calendar accurately.

Performance Dates:
Sunday, April 14th at 2pm & 4:30pm
Tuesday April 16th – Friday April 19th at 10am & 11:45am
Saturday April 20th at 2pm
Tuesday April 23rd – Friday April 26th at 10am & 11:45am
Saturday April 27th at 2pm & 7pm
Sunday April 28th at 2pm & 4:30pm
Tuesday April 30th – Friday May 3rd at 10am & 11:45am

How: Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition time, email

In your email tell us:

  • Auditionee’s name
  • Their age
  • Date they wish to audition
  • Second choice audition date
  • Phone number and email of auditionee (optional for young student auditionees)
  • Name, phone number, and email address of a parent or guardian (if auditionee is in high school or below)

We’ll confirm your appointment by email and include an audition packet. Please complete it and bring it with you to the audition.

Where and What: When you arrive at the theatre go to the check-in desk. If you have not already you will receive an audition packet and be asked to fill it out. You will turn in your completed forms at which time we’ll collect your $1 photo fee and take your picture. During the actual audition you’ll participate in warm-ups, improvisational activities, and read scenes from the script.

What to Prepare:  The script can be read at LCT during box office hours and must be returned to the box office before you depart the building. We highly recommend reading the book by E.B. White, as much of the script matches the book closely. Copies of the book are for sale in the lobby at LCT. Please also read the Audition FAQ below, as it provides extensive guidance about what to expect at auditions.

Be sure to read the Audition FAQ Document