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january 2018 | Volume 163


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  Victor Mariano, Amanda Testini and Steffanie Davis. Photo: Tim Matheson.

by Kevin Del Aguila
Based on the book by Margery Williams
Carousel Theatre for Young People
Waterfront Theatre
Mar. 3-25
www.carouseltheatre.ca or 604-685-6217

Leap into your imagination this spring with Carousel Theatre for Young People’s
The Velveteen Rabbit

This spring, the charming tale ofThe Velveteen Rabbitleaps onto the stage at Waterfront Theatre to celebrate the boundless imagination and the power of believing. With a dash of magic, the three actors Steffanie Davis, Victor Mariano, and Amanda Testini transform their playspace into a children’s nursery with a rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical toys, a kind-hearted fairy and a toy rabbit who is transformed by one little boy’s love.

“Nothing ever stays the same. Everything grows. Everything changes.” — The Velveteen Rabbit, adapted by Kevin Del Aguila

“A certain magic takes over… and this production, like The Velveteen Rabbit, comes thrillingly wonderfully alive.” — The New York Times

Directed by Deb Williams this imaginative production features Steffanie Davis, Victor Mariano, and Amanda Testini.

The creative team of Amanda Testini (Choreographer), Yvan Morissette (Set Designer), Kiara Lawson (Costume Designer), Malcolm Dow (Sound Designer & Composer), Darren Boquist (Lighting Designer), Ashley Noyes (Stage Manager), Jessica Keenan (Apprentice Stage Manager), Al Frisk (Technical Director), and Liz Kraft (Associate Technical Director) let their imaginations run wild to bring this performance to the stage.

The Velveteen Rabbit is recommended for ages 3–8 years and their grown-up companions.


Preview: March 3, 2018 @ 2pm
Opening: March 4, 2018 @ 2pm
Relaxed performance: March 10 @ 2pm
Run: March 3–25, 2018

Performance calendar and showtimes available at carouseltheatre.ca

School group matinees available

Ticket prices:

Adults: $35
Seniors/Students: $29
Young People: $18


The Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island
1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver BC

Box Office:

tickets.carouseltheatre.ca or 604-685-6217

About Carousel Theatre for Young People

CTYP provides playful, exceptional and accessible theatrical experiences that inspire, involve and educate. At Carousel Theatre for Young People we believe that the arts play a vital role in a young person’s development. Now in its 43rd season, CTYP has received multiple Jessie Awards, and is the only professional theatre company in BC that creates a mainstage season of plays specifically for young people.



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