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‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ will bring toys to life Nov. 10 at North Central College

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North Central College presents Theatreworks USA’s affordable family-friendly musical theater production of “The Velveteen Rabbit” on Nov. 10.

Two performances will be presented at 10AM  and 1PM  Saturday, Nov. 10, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

Tickets are $10/adults and $5/children; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

For an additional $4 per ticket, patrons may add an ice cream reception, taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30PM the day of the performance.

Even though the classic children’s book first was published in 1922,  many families have a recent edition of “The Velveteen Rabbit” on their bookshelf and it’s still considered a favorite bedtime story.

“The Velveteen Rabbit” is the classic children’s tale of a toy bunny who longs to become real. The show is based on the book written by Margery Williams and illustrated by William Nicholson. Theatreworks USA delivers a wonder-filled, interactive production of the captivating and entertaining story about the strength and power of a young boy’s imagination and love.

Just as the velveteen rabbit becomes real, the audience’s imagination converts actors and their simple props into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy and, of course, the velveteen rabbit. The show is written and directed by Kevin Del Aguila, who has written and directed such other Theatreworks USA productions as “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” “Fancy Nancy” and “Click, Clack, Moo.”

Theatreworks USA has a distinguished history of actors, writers, directors and designers, including four-time Tony-winning director Jerry Zaks, Robert Jess Roth of “Beauty and the Beast” and Michael Mayer of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”; writers Marta Kauffman and David Crane of TV’s “Friends”; and Tony-winning actors John Lloyd Young, Roger Bart, Chuck Cooper and John Glover. Performers F. Murray Abraham, Henry Winkler and Judy Kuhn also got their start with Theatreworks.

Artwork courtesy North Central College

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North Central College provides students with the confidence, instruction and direction they need to exceed their personal best inside and outside of the classroom and throughout their careers. Founded in 1861 and located just 28 miles west of Chicago in the Historic District of Naperville, Ill. — named among the nation’s “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine — North Central is home to more than 2,800 students and offers 82 undergraduate majors, 67 additional undergraduate minors and concentrations, and 22 graduate degree and graduate certificate programs. Visit northcentralcollege.edu to discover why U.S. News & World Report has named North Central a “Best in the Midwest” school for 29 years in a row, and to learn more about the College’s state-of-the-art facilities and distinctive programs, particularly in the sciences and business.
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