No Boundaries Youth Theater Stages THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

No Boundaries Youth Theater Stages THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

Based on the 1922 classic children's book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real, tells the story of a toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to be real. With a script, music, and lyrics written by NBYT Musical Director and Teaching Artist Angela Klimaytis, this magical story explores themes of friendship, love, and overcoming insecurity-all coming to life in a world with plenty of talking toys, a magical nursery fairy, real rabbits, one very real boy, and many others! The play stars twenty-two children ages 6 through 16 from throughout Connecticut, and it is appropriate for audiences of all ages. The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is sponsor of the production.

The Velveteen Rabbit will be performed at Holmes Elementary School, a community space located at 2150 Stanley Street in New Britain. Performances are Friday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $13 for adults and $11 for children, students, and seniors. Tickets may be reserved by calling New Britain Youth Theater at 860-515-8115 or may be purchased online at

Founded in 2010 as New Britain Youth Theater and selected by Connecticut Magazine as Connecticut's Best Children's Theater in 2017, No Boundaries Youth Theater is a professionally-run community and educational theater for children and teens. The name change in 2018 reflects that NBYT is-and always has been-a youth theater that accepts children from all towns and communities, with all abilities, and to be involved in a variety of ways both onstage and off.

NBYT produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, provides in-school and after-school arts-integrated and arts-enrichment educational programming, and offers drama classes and individual coaching and lessons. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. NBYT operates its programs in community spaces and schools throughout Greater New Britain and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


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