Charlotte's Web
by Zach Theatre

Oct. 14 - Jan. 15, 2016

ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the 2016-17 Theatre for Families Series opener, Charlotte’s Web, playing on the Kleberg Stage October 14 – December 3, 2016 [EXTENDED to January 15, 2017] under the direction of Nat Miller, ZACH Theatre Education Director. When Fern saves Wilbur, the smallest pig in the litter, Wilbur’s fate falls in the hand of a seemingly fragile web of Charlotte the spider. Charlotte weaves a path to freedom for Wilbur in this heartwarming tale of friendship and devotion featuring bluegrass music and aerial artists from partner Sky Candy. Sharing the role of Fern are MARIELA DENSON and MERCY BOVIK (A Christmas Carol) with RILEY MCCUE and DEIGO RODRUIGUEZ (Mary Poppins, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Carol) in the role of Wilbur. Charlotte the spider is played by WINNIE HSIA, founder of Sky Candy.


Rounding out the cast are AMBER QUICK (Mary Poppins, James and the Giant Peach) as the Narrator; AMANDA CLIFTON as the Goose; JOSEPH QUINTANA as Templeton; JEROME SCHOOLAR as Homer; ALLEN ROBERTSON (A Christmas Carol, Winnie The Pooh, A Year with Frog and Toad) as the lead musician with LYDIA MEYERS and CHASE BREWER as understudies to the female and male roles.



The creative team behind ZACH Theatre’s production of Charlotte’s Web includes NAT MILLER as the Director; ALLEN ROBERTSON as Music Director; MICHAEL KRAUSS as Scenic and Properties Designer; BRANDON MCWILLIAMS as Costume Designer; RACHEL ATKINSON as Lighting Designer; RODD SIMONSEN as Sound Designer, and MEGAN SMITH as Stage Manager. Charlotte’s Web is based on the Story by E.B. White, adapted by Joseph Robinette.

When Fern saves Wilbur, the smallest pig in the litter, Wilbur’s fate falls in the hand of a seemingly fragile web of Charlotte the spider. Charlotte weaves a path to freedom for Wilbur in this heartwarming tale of friendship and devotion featuring bluegrass music and aerial artists from partner Sky Candy.


Mariela Denson - Fern

Mercy Bovik - Fern

Riley McCue - Wilbur

Diego Rodruiguez - Wilbur

Winnie Hsia - Charlotte

Amber Quick - Narrator/Sheep/Spectator

Amanda Clifton - Goose/Spectator/Judge

Joseph Quintana - Templeton/Lurvy

Jerome Schoolar - Homer/Gander/Reporter/Uncle (the pig)/President of the Fair

Allen Robertson - Lead Musician/Mr.Arable/Spectator/Judge

Lydia Meyers - Understudy for Female Roles

Chase Brewer - Understudy for Male Roles


Creative Team

Nat Miller-Director

Allen Robertson - Music Director

Michael Krauss - Scenic and Properties Designer

Brandon McWilliams - Costume Designer

Rachel Atkinson - Lighting Designer

Rodd Simonsen - Sound Designer

Megan Smith - Stage Manager


About ZACH Theatre

A non-profit organization, ZACH creates intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. As Austin’s leading professional producing theatre, ZACH employs more than 300 actors, musicians, and designers annually to create its own diverse array of nationally recognized plays and musicals under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Each year, ZACH serves nearly 115,000 Central Texans – 55,000 of which are children and youth who participate in our education and outreach programs, as well as inspiring camps and classes. ZACH Theatre is honored to host private and community events across the beautiful rental-ready spaces on our three-stage campus located in the heart of Austin. Founded in 1932 and in its 84nd season, ZACH is the longest continuously running theatre company in the state of Texas, and one of the ten oldest in the country. Visit for more information.


ZACH Theatre’s 2016-17 Season is sponsored in part, by AT&T, Austin Catering, Baylor Scott & White Health, Dell, H-E-B, Holiday Inn-Lady Bird Lake, Kirk Tuck Photography, Marquee Event Group, OnRamp Access, and Schlotzsky’s; and by grants from The Shubert Foundation, the Junior League of Austin, The National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of The City of Austin Economic Development Department.



Charlotte's Web
by E.B. White, adapted by Joseph Robinette
Zach Theatre

October 14 - January 15, 2016
Zach Theatre
1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX, 78704

On the Kleberg stage at Zach Theatre.

EXTENDED to January 15, 2017

Opening: Friday, October 14, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday Public Shows: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Sunday Public Shows: at 2 p.m.


or call 512-476-0541 x1


Public performances of Charlotte’s Web are Friday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m., select Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and select Sundays at 2 p.m. This show is appropriate for children ages 3 and older. The run time is approximately one hour and ten minutes.

Sensory-Friendly Performance: October 29 at 11 a.m.

Sign Interpreted Performance: October 29 at 11 a.m.

 Tickets to Charlotte’s Web start at $15 for youth and $20 for adults and are available online at, by phone at 512-476-0541 x1, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Blvd. (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar Blvd.) Monday through Saturday, noon – 7 p.m.  ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible.  Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more.  ZACH Theatre Family Series season ticket holders get the best seats at the best price all season long.  For Family Series Subscription information call ZACH’s Box Office.