Zach Theatre’s family shows next year: “Charlotte’s Web,” “Elephant and Piggie” and bilingual play with Teatro Vivo

charlotteZach Theatre announces its 2016-17 family theater lineup and there’s much to be excited about.

First up: “Charlotte’s Web,” Oct. 14-Dec. 3. This version will feature bluegrass music and aerial artists from Sky Candy. It’s for ages 3 and up.

Then the Christmas sing-along tradition “Holiday Heroes” returns on Dec. 17. It’s for ages 3 and up.

Feb. 17-29, Mo Willems’ creation “Elephant and Piggie: We are in a Play” comes to life as a musical with backup singers the Squirrelles. It’s designed for ages 3 and up.

April 14-May 7, you’ll find Zach at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center for a bilingual play that is being co-produced with Teatro Vivo. “JJ’s Arcade” is based on the YouTube “Caine’s Arcade,” and tells the story of a boy who builds an arcade out of cardboard in his father’s garage after his mother dies. This play is for ages 7 and older.

In addition to the public shows, Zach brings school groups to these shows at a reduced rate. Find out more information at


Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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