The Velveteen Rabbit Opening Night Livestream

When a child loves a toy, that toy becomes real to the child. But is there any magic that can make a toy truly real? The Velveteen Rabbit has been loved by generations of families.

If you are using credit, a gift certificate, or a Guest Pass for your seats, please click here or call the ticket office at 515.277.6261 to make your reservation. Ticket office hours are Noon-3:00 PM, Tuesdays-Fridays.

Livestream and Video-on-demand (VOD) guidance:

  • When you order a streaming option, you will receive a link in Your Confirmation email that comes from (Check your junk/spam folder as it sometimes ends up there.)
  • The stream can be cast to your smart TV if your TV can accept casting. (The newer models do.) Or if you have ROKU or Chromecast, they too can accept your casting.
  • If you purchase VOD, you can watch the video as many times as you want in a 24 hour period from the first time you start the video. Your link can only be used on one device.
  • For both Livestream and VOD, there are three cameras in the house. While there are some varied angles, there are no movie/Hamilton on Disney+ close-ups. This is not a film; it is a recording of a live theatre production.
  • FAQ: Why is video-on-demand only offered for a limited number of days? As with live performances, The Playhouse has to pay royalties on the show.

The Velveteen Rabbit will have live, in-person performances Apr. 16-May 2, 2021. The Velveteen Rabbit and Some Enchanted Evening will be in repertory, alternating weeks. The Velveteen Rabbit performances are Apr. 16-18 & Apr. 30-May 2, 2021. Click here to purchase tickets to in-person performances of The Velveteen Rabbit.

The Velveteen Rabbit opening night recording will be available to purchase on-demand, Apr. 23-25 & May 5-7, 2021. Click here to purchase The Velveteen Rabbit video-on-demand.

Performance Times:
7:00 PM Friday, Apr. 16, 2021
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre
Run Time:
60 minutes; performed without intermission
Content Advisory:
Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.


  • Corley Blackford

    Velveteen Rabbit

    Corley Blackford
  • Ella Frost


    Ella Frost
  • Ava Gifford


    Ava Gifford
  • Michael Howland


    Michael Howland
  • Caroline Johnson

    Nana / Jabberwocky

    Caroline Johnson
  • Finley Snavely

    The Child

    Finley Snavely
  • Oliver Thrun


    Oliver Thrun
  • Charissa Hamel


    Charissa Hamel
  • Jay Jagim

    Scenic Designer

    Jay Jagim
  • Angela Lampe

    Costume Designer / Properties Designer

    Angela Lampe
  • Virgil Kleinhesselink

    Lighting Designer

    Virgil Kleinhesselink
  • Pilar Burg

    Stage Manager

    Pilar Burg
  • Kerrie Lee

    Assistant Stage Manager

    Kerrie Lee

Show Credits

By Patrick Flynn
Based on the book by Margery Williams

Sponsored by

  • Nationwide
  • Iowa PBS