Atlantic for Kids: The Velveteen Rabbit
a musical based on the book by MARGERY WILLIAMS BIANCO
book and lyrics by ANYA SAFFIR and CORMAC BLUESTONE
music by CORMAC BLUESTONE
choreography by ALISON BEATTY
directed by ANYA SAFFIR
musical direction by CORMAC BLUESTONE
Linda Gross Theater
October 10 – November 1, 2015
Newly adapted from Margery Williams Bianco’s beloved children’s tale of nursery magic and the secret life of toys, The Velveteen Rabbit takes us on the Rabbit’s musical journey from loneliness to friendship, from loss to Love, from innocence to wisdom, and finally…to becoming Real.
“What is Real?” asked the Velveteen Rabbit to the Skin Horse. “Real isn’t how you are made. It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”
…So begins the story of a very shy toy Rabbit made of velveteen and sawdust who longs to be loved. Best suited for ages 3 to 9, while kids and adults of all ages are welcome!
Cast & Creative
Atlantic’s study guides take educators and their students deeper into the story. Each guide provides a variety of discussion starters, activities, and a relevant contextual basis to immerse students in the world of the play before attending the show.
Photos by Ahron R. Foster