The Children’s Theatre of Charleston

Proudly Presents

 The NeverEnding Story


You will not want to miss the Children’s Theatre of Charleston’s production of The NeverEnding Story.  Told with all the thrills of a classic adventure, the story begins with Bastian, a lonely boy, who stumbles into a curious bookshop where he discovers a curious book—The Neverending Story. Bastian hides in the attic of his school and begins to read, and a huge adventure surges into life. Fantastica, a land of stories, is being destroyed by the Nothing. The Childlike Empress has chosen Atreyu, a young hunter, to be the Hero of the Great Quest. Atreyu, an orphan, is an unlikely choice, but he accepts and, with his horse and companion, Artax, rides to face the menace. First, he experiences the Nothing and discovers its thoughtless destruction. Then he is guided by a dream to the Swamps of Sadness where he meets Morla, the Ancient One, who reveals another solution. He must find the Childlike Empress a new name. With this new direction, Atreyu faces Ygramul the Many, befriends Falkor the Luck Dragon, and solves the riddles of the three magic gates to meet Uyulala. From her he learns that only a human child can give the Empress a new name. In despair he faces his final test—the werewolf Gmork—and returns to the Childlike Empress without a new name. However, his quest has attracted a human child. It is Bastian himself who calls out a new name for the Empress, and the story rushes to its triumphant and moving conclusion. Commissioned by Seattle Children’s Theatre and Imagination Stage.


The NeverEnding Story will be performed at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center Little Theater on  Friday, October 1st   at 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m..  We may also have shows on Thursday, September 30th if there is enough interest.  

Admission:  Admission is $5.00 per student.  One free chaperone ticket is available for every 10 students.  Any additional adults will be $15.00.  

Additional Adults:  Adults (who are not official chaperones from the school) are welcome to attend the school performances, however, tickets will not be sold to them until all schools have been seated.  Tickets will be sold to additional adults when available.

Reservations:  Please email LeeAnne Rheinlander at   to reserve a date and time.  Next, complete the enclosed reservation form and mail it with your deposit.  If you have questions, please call LeeAnne Rheinlander at 304-610-5729.

CSOs:  Content, Standards and Objectives for Children’s Theatre performances are available on our website:

Bus Information: We will be sending out information for your bus drivers with your confirmation/receipt letter




Name of Show: The NeverEnding Story


Date: Thursday, Septembe 30                       10:00am  ________




Name of School:  _______________________________________ Date: ___________


Principal: _________________________ Contact Person: _______________________


School Address: ________________________________________________________


Telephone: ___________________________ Email: ___________________________



  • Cost is $5.00 per student

  • Children’s Theatre of Charleston chaperone policy:  One (1) chaperone will be allowed to attend with every ten (10) students.  Complimentary passes will be sent with your reservation confirmation.  Any adult arriving at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater without a pass will be asked to wait until all others are seated.  They will be charged the full adult admission price of $15.00 and be seated, if space is available.

. Make checks payable to Children’s Theatre of Charleston. There will be an additional $10.00 charge for any payments made by credit card.  We accept credit card payments at the show only if you have the card with you at that time 

  • Please return this reservation form and deposit to :  Children’s Theatre of Charleston

c/o LeeAnne Rheinalnder

P.O. Box 11060

Charleston, WV   25302



The show will last approximately one hour.  When making reservations, make sure your numbers are correct.  The number you put on this form will be enforced at seating time.  Enjoy the show!