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Before Toy Story, there was The Velveteen Rabbit.

Based on the 1922 classic children’s book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real, tells the story of a toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to be real. With a script, music, and lyrics written by NBYT Musical Director and Teaching Artist Angela Klimaytis, this magical story explores themes of friendship, love, and overcoming insecurity—all coming to life in a world with plenty of talking toys, a magical nursery fairy, real rabbits, one very real boy, and many others! The play stars twenty-one children ages 6 through 16 from throughout Connecticut, and it is appropriate for audiences of all ages. The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is sponsor of the production.

The Velveteen Rabbit will be performed at Holmes Elementary School, a community space located at 2150 Stanley Street in New Britain. Performances are Friday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday,December 8, at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $13 for adults and $11 for children, students, and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at the link below.

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