The Velveteen Rabbit brings storybook bunny to life at Carousel Theatre

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       “Real isn't how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.” So goes one of the most beautiful quotes in one of the most beloved children's storybooks of all times. Now Carousel Theatre is bringing Kevin Del Aguila's sensitive and deceptively simple adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit to the stage.

      It brings to life the children’s nursery first made famous in by Margery Williams's 1922 book, with its philosophical a rocking horse, collection of mechanical toys, a kind-hearted fairy, and a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by a little boy’s love. 

      Amanda Testini, Steffanie Davis, and Victor Mariano star; the show is recommended for ages three to eight, and, of course, their nostalgic parents.

      The show runs Sunday (March 4) to March 25 at the Waterfront Theatre.