Various performers needed for Velveteen Rabbit production

The Children’s Theatre of Long Beach will be conducting auditions for Margery Williams’s classic children’s story The Velveteen Rabbit, with roles open for performers of all ages.
The Velveteen Rabbit, with music and lyrics by Erik Pryztulski, was adapted for the stage by Bethany Price, who will be directing this production. Originally presented by Minnie Gant Elementary School less than 10 years ago, the show has now seen a half dozen productions throughout the United States, including productions in Virginia, Pennsylvania and an upcoming show in Florida in March.
It tells the story of a stuffed rabbit made of velveteen fur and the young boy who loves it. The story is set in 1920s America and features a cast of characters that includes several members of the boy’s family, a Nursery Magic Fairy, a trusted nanny, rabbits, toy soldiers, and a whole closet full of toys. A full range of characters, including a Model Boat, a Race Car, a Spinning Top, Raggedy Ann and Andy, the Skin Horse, Velveteen and multiple blocks and toy soldiers discuss, debate, and sing and dance in this musical, and need actors young and old to bring them to life.
Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at the California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave. Remaining auditions will be Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9am to noon. The show will rehearse Wednesdays through Fridays from 6:30pm to 9pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Actors will not be called to all rehearsals. Performances will be Sept. 25–28.
For more information, visit childrenstheatreoflongbeach.org or call (562) 999-4691. To sign up for the Children’s Theatre of Long Beach email newsletter and begin receiving information regarding lessons, auditions and performances, email info@childrenstheatreoflongbeach.org and include “newsletter” in the subject line.

Source: Children’s Theatre of LB

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