The Velveteen Rabbit
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.
In the production, a strobe light is used to simulate lightning.
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. Note: The Velveteen Rabbit is presented in the John Viars Theatre.
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.
To make theatre accessible to the entire community, The Playhouse offered a free preview night performance, Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021. Donations were accepted. Donations help keep theatre and performing arts in Central Iowa (a)live. Click here to make a reservation for preview night.
For those not yet ready to come into the theatre:
The Playhouse provided a Livestream on opening night, Friday, Apr. 16, 2021.
The Playhouse will offer video-on-demand Apr. 23-25 & May 7-9, 2021. Click here to purchase video-on-demand.
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 email@example.com. (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.
Click here to download a digital The Velveteen Rabbit P Bill Jr. The Download Playbill link below is for the main playbill.
- Performance Times:
- 7:00 PM Fridays, 1:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays; Apr. 16-18 & Apr. 30-May 2, 2021
- Kate Goldman Children's Theatre Presented in the John Viars Theatre
- Run Time:
- 60 minutes; performed without intermission
- Content Advisory:
- Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.
- Download Playbill