Old Sturbridge Village Set to Present The Charlotte’s Web Experience
Sunday, April 08, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team
The experience will run from July 5 to August 26 with tickets going on sale on Saturday, April 14.
"I am tickled pink to return to Old Sturbridge Village after the smashing success of The Sleepy Hollow Experience. Producing a reinvented version of Charlotte's Web set in a timeless New England era in the milieu of Old Sturbridge Village is an incredible creative opportunity. Our cast of six storyteller-musicians will breathe new life into this beloved children's classic, while cows, pigs, working farmers, and oxen stroll past along with all the experiential elements at the Village,” said director Brian Clowdus.
The 50-minute play is held outdoors adjacent to the Freeman Farm, a working farm that raises sheep, cattle, pigs, and chickens, and where costumed historians and farmers demonstrate the daily life of a New Englander in the 1830s.
"The Freeman Farm at Old Sturbridge Village is the perfect setting for Charlotte's Web," said James Donahue, President and CEO of Old Sturbridge Village, "and we are delighted to partner yet again with Brian Clowdus Experiences to infuse this beloved children's tale with new energy and excitement. The museum's interpretation of everyday life in 1830s New England mirrors the play's timeless themes of friendship, love, hard work, and perseverance, and we invite families to use this story as the thread that connects them to a past that still resonates today."
The Children's Literature Association named Charlotte's Web "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a theatrical presentation.
Rent 20th Anniversary Tour at Hanover Theatre
Two decades after opening on Broadway, RENT, Jonathan Larsons Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning masterpiece, continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.
Showtimes are as follows:
2:00 PM-4:30 PM, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM, 7:30 PM-10:00 PM, 7:30 PM-10:00 PM, 8:00 PM-10:30 PM
Friday Morning Birds at Mass Audubon
Enjoy a leisurely birding experience and help document the sanctuary birds over the season. This weekly walk helps us confirm which birds are migrating and which are year-round residents.
The event goes from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape
Get some laughing into your Friday night. Get to Park Grille and Spirits and make your way to the comedy room and enjoy a great night of laughs.
The show starts at 8 p.m. and goes to 12 a.m.
Auntie Trainwreck at Owen O'Leary's
Head over to Owen O'Leary's to check out everyone's favorite auntie, Auntie Trainwreck.
The show begins at 9 p.m. and goes till 12:30 p.m.
Exhibit: A Beautiful Connection at Worcester Center for Crafts
Work by Victor Pacheco.
Playfully observing and exploring the connection between humans and their electronic devices in a series of sculptural scenarios.
The exhibit runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Olympic Fencing Instruction
You have seen it in the Olympics and now even at colleges across the country.
Here is an opportunity to try it for yourself.
Exploring the Myths of James Dye at Worcester Art Museum
This exhibition, a collaboration with ARTSWorcester, presents work by James Dye, winner of the 2017 ArtsWorcester Biennial. Developed in concert with the artist from a series of studio visits, the project will be a solo presentation, including the winning work of art as Best in Show.
The Mystery of Worcester's Leonardo at Worcester Art Museum
This exhibition will bring together two early Italian panel paintings for the first time since they were separated from their original altarpiece: the Annunciation at the Musée du Louvre and WAM's Miracle of San Donato.
Research on the Worcester picture has been conducted by Rita Albertson, Chief Conservator at WAM, with contributions by Laurence Kanter, Chief Curator, and Lionel Goldfrank III Curator of European Art, Yale University Art Gallery.
Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles at Museum of Russian Icons
A rushnyk is a long, rectangular cloth, typically made from linen or hemp, which is woven in one solid piece and sometimes adorned with bright, intricate patterns. They are traditionally made by women, who start learning to spin, weave, and embroider the cloths at a very young age. Today most rushnyky are machine made using modern materials, and can be purchased in retail establishments.
The exhibit goes from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m.
Karaoke at Partner's Pub
Wrap up your weekend by belting out your favorite tunes at Partner's Pub on Sunday night.
Karaoke goes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.