[note] Tickets for this giveaway were donated by the University Theatre. We appreciate their support of KZOOkids.com. All opinions are my own.  [/note]

by Jill P



The University Theatre Presents Charlotte’s Web

  • Adapted by Joseph Robinette
  • Based on the book by E.B. White
  • Directed by Lofton Durham

Relive your favorite childhood story about a “terrific” pig and a loyal spider. CHARLOTTE’S WEB is playing in the Shaw Theatre March 20 through 29, 2015.

Witness two unlikely comrades as they embark on a heartwarming adventure to discover what it means to be a true friend. Bring the whole family to this beloved story and experience together this simple and touching tale where one is taught that “A good life is much more important than having a long life.” Children and adults will delight in the lovable characters and unexpected charm of this production!

“As a piece of work it is just about perfect, and just about magical in the way it is done.” ~ The New York Times

Flying Effects

The Department of Theatre is working with rigging professionals from Hall Associates Flying Effects to actually fly Charlotte (the spider) in performance. Bringing these guests to campus for this type of work brings a level of sophistication and excitement to this family classic while providing an opportunity to teach WMU students  about safely rigging people for flight in the theatre.

Crafts and Face Painting

Families are invited to join us for free crafts and face painting one hour prior to the performance! Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to showtime to participate.

Show Information

Performances of CHARLOTTE’S WEB will be held March 20 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., March 21 and 28 at 1:00 pm, March 28 at 4:00 pm and March 29 at 2:00 pm in the Shaw Theatre located inside of the Gilmore Theatre Complex at Western Michigan University. Parking is free.

Charlotte’s Web (or the show) is sponsored by Consumers Credit Union and is produced in collaboration with Education for the Arts.


Ticket Information

Tickets for University Theatre productions can be purchased online at www.wmutheatre.com, by calling (269) 387-6222 or by visiting the Box Office between 12 pm and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.  Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students.  The box office at Miller Auditorium also sells tickets to University Theatre productions.

Additional information is available online at www.wmutheatre.com.


To Enter To Win

We’re excited to give you a chance to win 4 tickets to see Charlotte’s Web at the University Theatre. To enter, please tell us in the comment section below why you love this family classic story of Charlotte’s Web.

Good luck!

*This giveaway will close on March 16 at midnight and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to KZOOkids.com and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to jill@KZOOkids.com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: “Charlotte’s Web” in the subject line. KZOO Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.




By | 2015-03-09T06:33:20+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Win!|43 Comments

About the Author:

Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.


  1. BethB March 9, 2015 at 8:19 am

    My daughter love Charlottes’ Web!!!!

  2. Beth B March 9, 2015 at 8:21 am

    My daughter just read the book. Such a classic!! Fun for the whole family!!

  3. Rebecca March 9, 2015 at 9:14 am

    This has always been one of my favorites! It’s a wonderful story of unconditional love, devotion and sacrifice. Charlotte is the epitome of what it means to be a parent.

  4. Amanda Cutler March 9, 2015 at 9:24 am

    My family would love to see this! It’s always fun to see favorite stories brought to life on stage!!

  5. Cassandra Mickel March 9, 2015 at 9:29 am

    This would be good for the whole family! It’s hard to find something both my boys would like but this would be it!

  6. Sadie Malmgren March 9, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Would love to take my daughter to her first theater experience! What better than Charolettes web?!

  7. Amanda Rice March 9, 2015 at 9:37 am

    This story is a favorite in our family because it was the first chapter book I read to our son when he was 3 and he read it himself when he was 5. As a mom, there is nothing more rewarding than watching your child grow and develop a true love of books. This will be a fun to see on stage!

  8. Claudia L. March 9, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Its one of my daughters favorite stories and she would love to see that one!

  9. Madison Branch March 9, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Charolette’s Web was a staple in my household growing up. It was one of the first chapter boxs I remember reading as a youngster. Cannot wait to share the story and hopefully the show with my little Georgie.

  10. Audrea Hoelle March 9, 2015 at 10:05 am

    We have read Charlotte’s Web several times and my boys love it. They also enjoyed watching the movie.

  11. Amanda March 9, 2015 at 10:12 am

    My kids love this story! We would love to enjoy the show at a small local theatre! This is a great story for all ages.

  12. Jenn March 9, 2015 at 11:01 am

    This is a great story about friendship and how you can find it in the most interesting places and that not all two friends are the same.

  13. Becky M March 9, 2015 at 11:10 am

    I loved this book when I was young and really enjoyed getting to share it with my children. We would love to get to see this!

  14. Amanda W. March 9, 2015 at 11:16 am

    We love this story! It is wonderful story of friendship & unconditional love. My oldest daughter (now 19) was in this play as a child. I would love to share the magic with my younger children.

  15. Jenny Henley March 9, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Charlotte’s Web has been a loved favorite in our family for years! It was the first “chapter book” we read out loud together and my girls have loved it ever since. How fun would it be to see Charlotte glide through the air!

  16. Nick March 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Such a great and gentle story that introduces kids to the beauty of friendship.

  17. Stephanie Newton March 9, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    It is the classic story we all grew up with and love to share with our children!

  18. A Athey March 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    My youngest son became obsessed with pigs after he first saw Charlotte’s Web, he is always on the look out for stuffed pigs, pig figurines etc. He is always wanting to save the pigs!!

  19. Michelle Hostetler March 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    An adorable pig and a heartwarming story. What is not to love?

  20. Danielle Smith March 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Love this story!

  21. Tracy March 9, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    This has always been a favorite story of mine, and I love watching my young daughter fall in love with it as well. Would love to see the show!

  22. Cassandra Bass March 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    My daughter loved the movie. I think she would enjoy the show as well.

  23. Kelly D March 9, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I love the message of accepting yourself and that just because you are different, doesn’t mean you can’t be a winner!

  24. Jackie Hobson March 10, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I remember reading this as a child. The book and the story line made me happy and I loved when it became a movie as well!! My daughter’s elementary school did a school wide read on this book and I was so happy that she got to enjoy it also. Hope to be able to see this production. Sounds FABULOUS!!!

  25. Melissa VanBuren March 10, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    It’s a story I remember fondly from my childhood, that my kids now enjoy as well. I love the message of kindness and selflessness!

  26. Tracy March 10, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I love Charlotte’s Web. It’s such a cute story about friendship.

  27. Meghan March 11, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Charlotte’s Web is a classic! The message about friendship reaches readers of all ages!

  28. Robyn March 11, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Can’t wait to share this childhood favorite story with my kids!

  29. Melissa March 11, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Charlotte’s Web was my first ‘chapter book’ and is such a great story about friendship. I love that my daughter, Charlotte (age 5) gets to share it with me now!

  30. Jenny Mulder March 11, 2015 at 8:57 am

    It’s a classic with so many great lessons! We have been reading it at home as one of my daughters first chapter book. It would be awesome so see as a family!

  31. Hope March 11, 2015 at 9:30 am

    A girl and her beloved pet – a story most of us can relate to. I love sharing stories with my kids that I enjoyed as a child as well. My daughter read this and saw the movie this year. Getting to see this would be the icing on the cake!

  32. Shelly Neuhouser March 11, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Because the characters are all soooo adorable!!!

  33. Nicole Himebaugh March 11, 2015 at 10:32 am

    It’s a classic I loved reading and watching with my mother and now I get to enjoy it with my children!

  34. Sarah March 11, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    My girls LOVE reading this story!

  35. Annabelle Borden March 15, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Charlotte’s Web is a beautiful story of friendship and perseverance. It is a timeless classic and I can’t wait to take my daughter to this play!

  36. Brenda Stephenson March 16, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    I loved Charlotte’s Web growing up and want my grandchildren to have the same warm fuzzy feeling when they get done watching this amazing classic. I love how this shows younger children how friendships should be. What a GREAT example. It would also give me some grandma special time with my grandchildren. <3

  37. Heather March 16, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    This is one of my all ti favorite books I’d love to take my boys to see this play , I think they would really enjoy it.

  38. Beth March 16, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    My son’s love Charlotte’s Web! Being able to take them to this would be such a treat!

  39. Amy March 16, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I loved this story as a child and would love to share with my kids. They have enjoyed the book and love plays!

  40. Heather J March 17, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    We love the story of friendship!

  41. Giovonna W March 17, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    We just read this book together as a family. Very fun!

  42. Star S March 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    It’s a great classic story!

  43. Kristie J March 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    We’ve read this book when my kids were little and would love to go to the play.

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