Jack-In-The-Box Players bring Margery Williams' cherished children's classic, "The Velveteen Rabbit," to the historic Struthers Library Theatre stage March 4, 5, 10, and 11 at 7 p.m. and March 6 and 12 at 2 p.m.
Lonely, forgotten, and teased by the other toys in the toy box, the Velveteen Rabbit longs to become "real." One night, Nana tucks the Velveteen Rabbit into bed with the Boy and a lasting love begins; a love that sees the Boy safely through Scarlet Fever. A love that makes the Velveteen Rabbit's dream come true.
The cast of the musical "The Velveteen Rabbit" includes Leah McCluskey (Velveteen Rabbit), Cole Brocklehurst (Boy), Lilya Renner (Nana), Hunter Goldthwaite (Skin Horse), Taylor John (Narrator), Emmi Beuger, Ailsa Boger, Olivia Brocklehurst, Rachel Cecco, Brionna Childs, Mayan Cook, Lydia Giannini, Logan Johnson, Abby Koebley, Emily Koebley, Megan McGuinness, Ryan McGuinness, Maribeth Miller, Haley Nelson, Grant Nystrom, Brooke Olson, Carmen Pearce, Jarod Peterson, Sarah Roney, Hannah Shattuck, Sophia Spisak, Samara Steber, Haley Tuller, Chris White, and Winnie Wolf.
"The Velveteen Rabbit" is directed Deborah Murphy. The production team includes student director, Lexi Gee, assistant director, Bethany Chapman, vocal director, C.J. Lyons, production manager, Dan Wolboldt, choreographer, Leah Lyons, stage manager, Scott Schriner, costume mistress, Heidi Catalino, lighting design Barb Crowley, and sound technician and photos, Jeremy Jeziorski.
"The Velveteen Rabbit" is produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Plays and Musicals. Adaptation and Lyrics by George Gray. Music by Chris Talbert. Based on the classic story by Margery Williams.
Tickets are $12 adult/ $10 student and senior/ under 5 free. Handicapped seating is available by reservation.
Mark you calendars now and don't miss this endearing tale of love between a boy and his favorite toy.