ENCHANTMENT THEATRE COMPANY
THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
Music by Don Sebesky & Lyrics by Gloria Nissenson
Book Adapted by Jennifer Blatchley Smith, Leslie Reidel and Landis Smith
Derived from the Book by Margery Williams
Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m.
“When a child loves you for a long, long time…then you become real.” So says the Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit in Margery Williams’ famous and much-loved literary classic. A plush rabbit, given as a gift to a young boy, yearns for the day the boy will choose him as his special playmate, so that he can become real. This innovative production combines the theatrical magic and signature style of Enchantment Theatre with the musical magic of Tony®, Emmy® and Grammy® Award-winning composer/arranger Don Sebesky. With an original musical score, life-sized puppets, masks, and magic, Enchantment Theatre Company brings to life this charming tale of love and devotion, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience for the whole family.
Enchantment Theatre Company has produced original theater for school groups and families since 2000, when it was established as a non-profit arts organization in Philadelphia. Building on the more than 30 years of theatrical experience of its artistic directors, Enchantment quickly has become known for high quality imaginative productions, not only in its home city, but throughout the United States and the Far East.
This performance is underwritten in part by the Warren and Lou Gast Young People’s Performance Series Endowment.