The Velveteen Rabbit

60 minutes

Margery Williams’ award-winning classic tale of a stuffed toy rabbit made real by a child’s enduring love is retold in a modern and delightfully electric holiday musical. In an era of virtual reality and Minecraft, this musical captures the joy and magic of the book you know and love, with a 16-bit digital twist. This happy, hoppy, holiday show will get the entire family into the spirit of the season.

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School Performances
Digitally streaming through May 31, 2021


Directed by Roderick Justice

Adapted by William S. Kilborne Jr and Albert T. Viola.

Music by Albert T. Viola.

Lyrics by William S. Kilborne, Jr.

Show Resources

Study Guides
The Velveteen Rabbit
Show Companion Activity Packet
Grades K-5
30 minutes of self-guided, show-related activity with answer key.
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The Velveteen Rabbit Edition

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, the nation’s oldest professional theatre for young audiences, invites the young (and young-at-heart) to take a peek behind the scenes. TCT’s Education Manager, Maddie Burgoon Jones, interviews the Velveteen Rabbit himself (and her husband!) James Jones. Find out about how TCT has been working behind the scenes to make the in-person performances safe for actors and audience members, and about how this production is infused with a technological look and feel.

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Public / Homeschool Offerings

Broadway On Demand

Digitally streaming via Broadway on Demand through May 31, 2021. Purchase your ticket 1-2 hours in advance. You'll receive a code to watch with a 2 step email.

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Venue / School Offerings

Broadway On Demand

Digitally streaming via Broadway on Demand through May 31, 2021.

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Live Virtual Talkback

Schedule a Virtual Live Talkback with an actor or artist related to the show: Regardless of when your students/audience watch the show, they can interact via web conferencing.

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