THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
BY JANET ALLARD
BASED ON THE BOOK BY MARGERY WILLIAMS
APPROX 65 MINS
DIRECTED BY LAUREL ANN LOWE
ABOUT THE SHOW
“Once you are Real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.” A stuffed toy rabbit’s quest to become real through the love of a child drives this adaptation of Margery Williams’ timeless tale that celebrates the power of love to transform our lives. Join a boy and his rabbit in a world of strange and wonderful magic with talking toys, wild adventures, and secret burrows, as they come to discover the true meaning of what it is to be Real.
PLEASE READ ABOUT THE 2021 PROCESS HERE: There are only 20 slots available for this summer’s program. Please register EACH AUDITIONER via our EventBrite here. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: if you have more than one auditioner, you will need to register for one slot or “ticket” for each with all their information completed.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Laurel via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 11 AM. We ask that our families please limit the number of non-auditioner attendees (e.g. additional guardians, siblings, etc.) as much as possible so we can spread out. At this time, adults are required to wear masks inside the Legion Theatre.
Rehearsals will be held for the show primarily on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30pm starting with a read-through on May 18. There are two tentative Saturday rehearsals on the schedule that will be confirmed at the read-through based on availability of the cast and crew.
Tech week rehearsals will be each evening July 12-15. Performances will be July 16 at 7 pm, July 17 at 3pm and 7pm, and July 18 at 3 pm.
You will be asked upon sign-up what types of roles your auditioner would accept if offered (e.g. All Levels of Speaking roles, or Cameo and Non-Speaking). You can (and probably should!) select more than one option based on your performer’s ability and comfort level. Keep reading for more info on the specific roles available.
MAJOR SPEAKING ROLES
Many lines to memorize and responsible for carrying to plot of the story forward. These roles may go to performers of any age, based on their auditions.
- VELVETEEN RABBIT
- BOY (M)
- NANA (F)
- SKIN HORSE
SUPPORTING SPEAKING ROLES
A moderate number of lines to memorize and plenty of opportunity for detailed character work. The roles may go to performers of any age, based on their auditions.
- WILD RABBIT
- FURRY RABBIT
- WIND-UP BALLERINA (F)
- MODEL AIRPLANE
- WOODEN LION
- MODEL BOAT
- TOY SOLDIER
CAMEO SPEAKING ROLES
Some lines to memorize and may also appear in additional scenes when not speaking. Opportunities for character work. These roles are perfect for our youngest performers or older performers who haven’t been in many shows.
- TOY SOLDIER (M)
- SAM THE GARDENER
- NURSERY MAGIC FAIRY (F)
No individual lines to memorize, but may speak as part of a group. May play more than one non-speaking character (e.g. both a toy and a bunny). These roles are perfect for our youngest performers, first-timers, or those who may be on the shy side.
- 5 ADDITIONAL TOYS AND BUNNIES
NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS SHOW?
That’s OK! We hope you’ll check out our other opportunities for youth throughout the season as we continue to stretch and grow our Jr. offerings, courtesy of our amazing donors.