Stages Theatre Company & Escalate Dance present THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

The Velveteen Rabbit

Mar 10 – 26, 2017  •  ALL AGES  •  World Premiere

Script & Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby, Music composed by James Lekatz. Adapted from the book by Margery Williams

An original dance-inspired performance based on the book by Margery Williams.

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The Velveteen Rabbit - Mar 10 - 26, 2017

The cherished tale about the transformational magic of love graces our main stage this March. “Real isn’t how you are made,” the old Skin Horse tells the Velveteen Rabbit, “It’s a thing that happens to you when a child loves you for a long, long time.” This treasured story of a stuffed rabbit’s desire to become REAL is told through original music and dance. It continues our popular performance collaboration with Escalate Dance that brought you Owl Moon, Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Snow Queen. (MUSICAL   |   RUNNING TIME: 1 hour)

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ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

  • Sunday, March 12 at 2 pm – Pay What You Can performance
  • Thursday, March 16 at 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance
  • Saturday, March 18 at 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance
  • Friday, March 24 at 7 pm – ASL & Audio Described performance

This production is sponsored by

The Velvteen Rabbit at Stages Theatre Company is sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

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CAST

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CAST

in Alphabetical Order

TRAIN – Ellen Anderson
RADIO HOST – Kolton Ascheman
VELVETEEN RABBIT – Halle Audette
TIGER – Azariyah Barnes
BABY DOLL / FAIRY – Faith Barrett
FAIRY – Anika Benz
FAIRY – Georgia Blando
LEAD FAIRY – Grace Blando
FAIRY – Lily Blando
CHINA DOG / REAL RABBIT – Sara Bowman
TRUCK – Morgan Burkum
RADIO HOST / DOCTOR / FOLEY ARTIST – Natalie Dekker
CLOCKWORK MOUSE / REAL RABBIT – Sophie Farrell
DAVID (RADIO BOY) – Athan Fischer
BALLERINA / REAL RABBIT – Emma Highfield
THOMAS – Ryder T. James
CHINA CAT – Anastasia Johnson
RADIO HOST – Chase Kozak
RADIO HOST – Sara Magnuson
NANA / RADIO HOST – Marilee Mahler
POP UP CLOWN / FAIRY – Bridget Miller
WIND UP BIRD / REAL RABBIT – Sara Moreau
BABY DOLL – Kyla Ashlee Plair
SAILBOAT / UNDERSTUDY VELVETEEN – Abby Reynolds
TEDDY BEAR / REAL RABBIT – Anna Stenerson
SAM SHIRE / SKIN HORSE – Brent Teclaw
FAIRY – Julia Foster Warder
LION – Huxley Westemeier
ARMY MAN – Grant Witter


CREATIVE TEAM

Script & Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby
Music composed by James Lekatz
Adapted from the book by Margery Williams
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ESCALATE DANCE STUDIO – Ann Marie Omeish
CHOREOGRAPHERS – Anna Esposito, Anna Hickey, Katie Schosser
STAGE MANAGER – Emilia Allen
MUSIC DIRECTOR – Sarah Hohenstein Burk
PRODUCTION SEQUENCING – James Lekatz
RESIDENT COSTUMER – Josette Elstad
COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESGINER – Lisa Jones
COMPOSER & SEQUENCING – James Lekatz
LIGHTING DESIGNER – Grant Merges
FOLEY & SOUND DESIGNER – Peter Morrow
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel
PROPS DESIGNER – Merritt Rodriguez
PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson
SET DESIGNER – Joe Stanley
SCENIC ARTIST – Cinde Ashley
STUDENT DIRECTOR – Grace Bloomquist
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER – Andrea Wylie
SOUND BOARD OPERATOR – David Gamache
LIGHT BOARD OPERATORS – Arie Cohen, Zoe Sax
LIGHTING CREW – David Gamache, Jeff Nepple, Jordan Noltner, Tyler Scherbing
VOLUNTEERS – John Cardinal, Justin Dekker, Mariann Wolf

 

Bio for JENNIFER KIRKEBY – Jennifer is an actress, playwright and teaching artist. Kirkeby adapted ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas; Madeline’s Christmas, based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans; and L. Frank Baum’s Dot and Tot of Merryland, all of which are published by Dramatic Publishing. Other adaptations include Nancy Carlson’s Harriet and Walt, a play about sibling rivalry (Baker’s Plays); Aladdin and His Magical Lamp; The Mitten by Jan Brett; Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney; The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch; and If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff. Kirkeby also adapted Doreen Cronin’s Duck for President; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; and Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. Original plays include Ten 10-Minute Scenes for Teens (Dramatic Publishing); Midlife Madness, an adult comedy; and Eyes Wide Open, a play about eating disorders (Baker’s Plays). Her 10-minute play The Glass House has won numerous national awards. Several of her monologues and scenes have been published by Smith and Kraus Publishers in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 30s and volumes 2 and 4 of Winners Competition Series. Kirkeby is a member of The Dramatists Guild, the Playwrights’ Center and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Visit her blog at http://jenniferkirkeby.blogspot.com.

Bio for JAMES LEKATZ – James joined Stages Theatre Company in 2011. In the five years since he joined the team, he has strengthened and expanded the organization’s accessibility efforts, both for youth and families with physical disabilities and those with autism and other neurological differences. As a staff member and member of STC’s Outreach and Access Committee, James continues to be instrumental in leading the charge for STC’s outreach and access efforts, and brokering new partnerships with community organizations. In addition to this role, James is a resident teaching artist in many Twin Cities school districts and is the lead teacher of CAST (Creative Accepting Sensory-friendly Theatre), a program for students ages 7-17 affected by autism. James also is a lead theatre instructor in a residency partnership with Perspectives Inc., an organization that helps reintroduce families going through chemical addiction rehabilitation. James is an experienced composer and has created original musical scores for many STC productions and shows at other area theatres. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from Augsburg College, a two-year certificate of completion from the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA), and has certification in teaching youth with autism from the Autism Society of Minnesota.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Fri 3/10 7pm
Sat 3/11 1pm
Sun 3/12 2 pm – Pay What You Can performance & 4:30pm

Wed 3/15 10am & 12:30pm
Thu 3/16 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance & 12:30pm
Fri 3/17 10am & 7pm
Sat 3/18 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance & 1pm
Sun 3/19 2 & 4:30pm

Wed 3/22 10am & 12:30pm
Thu 3/23 10am & 12:30pm
Fri 3/24 10am & 7 pm – ASL & Audio Described performance
Sat 3/25 10am & 1pm
Sun 3/26 2pm

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STUDY GUIDE

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Velveteen Rabbit Coloring Sheet

 

 


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