Once you are real you can't become unreal again.
It lasts for always.
~ Margrey Williams
The Velveteen Rabbit has a special place in our family. Our oldest daughter received the book as a gift before she was born, and it has since been passed along to her siblings.
The story about a young boy and his beloved stuffed rabbit is one of hope. It shows us that love can make magic happen, as we see the rabbit come alive because of the boy's love.
Award-winning choreographer and dancer, Kathleen Rea, brings the story of The Velveteen Rabbit to life by using talented dancers from the Ballet Jörgen dance company to tell the story with elements of humour and charm.
Kathleen invited us to attend the first studio run through of the production, so that my tiny dancer and I could preview the show and meet the dancers. We shared the audience with several young children, who were as transfixed as we were by the performance.
The length and dynamics of the show are suitable for a wide range of ages. I would recommend it for children as young as three (if they are able to sit). The performance will engage both dancers and non-dancers alike.
The Velveteen Rabbit will appear at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto, on October 4 at 4 pm and October 5 at 2pm.
Tickets are available now for $16 by visiting www.ticketpro.ca or calling 1-888-655-9090.
I'm giving away a pair of tickets (one adult, one child) for the Saturday show (October 4th at 4pm).
If you enjoy sharing the arts with your children, you can leave a comment below to win. I'll choose the winner in one week!