Carousel Theatre: The Velveteen Rabbit

Victor Mariano, Amanda Testini and Steffanie Davis. Photo: Tim Matheseon

The charming tale of The Velveteen Rabbit, by Kevin Del Aguila, based on the book by Margery Williams,  leaps onto the stage at Waterfront Theatre to celebrate the boundless imagination and the power of believing. With a dash of magic, the three actors Steffanie Davis, Victor Mariano, and Amanda Testini transform their play space into a children’s nursery with a rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical toys, a kind-hearted fairy and a toy rabbit who is transformed by one little boy’s love.
“Nothing ever stays the same. Everything grows. Everything changes.” — The Velveteen Rabbit, adapted by Kevin Del Aguila
“A certain magic takes over… and this production, like The Velveteen Rabbit, it comes thrillingly wonderfully alive.” — The New York Times
Directed by Deb Williams with a creative team which comprises Amanda Testini (Choreographer), Yvan Morissette (Set Designer), Kiara Lawson (Costume Designer), Malcolm Dow (Sound Designer & Composer), Darren Boquist (Lighting Designer), Ashley Noyes (Stage Manager), Jessica Keenan (Apprentice Stage Manager), Al Frisk (Technical Director), and Liz Kraft (Associate Technical Director), all of whom let their imaginations run wild to bring this performance to the stage. The Velveteen Rabbit is recommended for ages 3–8 years and their grown-up companions.

Preview:       2:00 p.m. March 3
Opening:      2:00 p.m. March 4
Relaxed performance:
                       2:00 p.m. March 10
Full Run:     March 3 to 25
School group matinees available
Performance calendar and showtimes available at                                    Ticket prices:        Adults: $35;  Seniors/Students: $2; Young People: $18
Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island, 1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver or 604-685-6217

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