Review

 

Derby Dinner Playhouse opened the holiday musical A VELVETEEN RABBIT CHRISTMAS on November 17, 2018 as part of their Children’s Musical Theatre Series.  Public performances run November 17, 23, 24, December 1, 8, 15, 17, 21, 22, 2018.  For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com. 

We were thrilled to enjoy this family fun show and the kids really liked the old-fashioned feeling of the story.  The cast is excellent and all made their "toy" characters come to like!  Santa and Mrs. Claus also visit every table before the show starts which was an excellent treat! We enjoyed a yummy breakfast, my kids love the French Toast Sticks! 

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The original “Toy Story”! Christmas presents come to life as a very special toy learns what is real and is changed forever in this enchanting new holiday musical based on the classic book by Margery Williams.  Santa leads us back to the 1920's to experience this classic tale in a new and vibrant way, and helps us to realize what really matters is Christmas.  All of the toys just want to be loved and to feel real.  I nearly cried when the main young boy got sick and held close to his Velveteen Rabbit for nights on end in his bed!  We all remember that one special toy we would cuddle up to!  

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A VELVETEEN RABBIT CHRISTMAS was written by Matt & Tina Jo Wallace especially for the Derby Dinner audience. The music was composed by Derby Dinner Musical Director, Scott Bradley.  Musical numbers featured are “Friends Like Us”, “Real”, “Tidying Up”, “Prove It”, and more.  This musical was directed by Tina Jo Wallace and the cast will include Mollie Murk, J.R. Stuart, Lem Jackson, Kevin Crain, Carly Riggs, Crystian Wiltshire, and Katelyn Webb.

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All public performances of A VELVETEEN RABBIT CHRISTMAS are on Saturdays with Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and Lunch at 12:00 p.m.  A Breakfast and Lunch performance on Friday - November 23 and Friday – December 21 is also available.  All performances feature a kid friendly menu.  This production is most suitable for ages 3 - 12.  Santa will be at every public performance and will visit every table!