Sunday, March 18, 2018

UBT Review: Carousel Theatre for Young People’s The Velveteen Rabbit

This spring, the charming tale of The Velveteen Rabbit leaps onto the stage at Waterfront Theatre to celebrate the boundless imagination and the power of believing. As a young child did you have a toy that you absolutely loved? A blanket, a doll, or even a stuffed animal with one eye and who appeared to be rather tattered looking?

Carousel Theatre for Young People’s The Velveteen Rabbit brings a stage adaptation of Margery Williams’s beloved 1922 picture book, the play encourages children and adults of all ages to use their imagination as the three actors take the audience on a magical storytelling journey.

With a dash of magic, the three actors Steffanie Davis, Victor Mariano, and Amanda Testini transform their playspace into a children’s nursery with a rocking horse, a magic bed, a cavalcade of mechanical toys, a kind-hearted fairy and a toy rabbit who is transformed by one little boy’s love.

As the story opens the narrator explains how a boy receives a stuffed rabbit in his Christmas stocking. However, the little boy soon neglects the rabbit for flashier toys (which is still quite common with children today), but eventually the two friends find themselves together again. Despite some trials the rabbit and the boy, develop a loving friendship. And as the story progesses the rabbit starts to lose his fur and whiskers, and becomes real to the boy....becoming real is what all toys dream of.

With lots of funny jokes, puns, lively music and audience interaction you and your child are sure to be captiviated by the entire 55 minute performance.

The Velveteen Rabbit is recommended for ages 3–8 years and and their grown-up companions.
For more information or to book tickets click here. On the stage from March 3rd to March 25th, 2018.

About Carousel Theatre for Young People
CTYP provides playful, exceptional and accessible theatrical experiences that inspire, involve and educate. At Carousel Theatre for Young People we believe that the arts play a vital role in a young person’s development. Now in its 43rd season, CTYP has received multiple Jessie Awards, and is the only professional theatre company in BC that creates a mainstage season of plays specifically for young people.

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