NJ Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival

WheatonArts is committed to practicing the proper precautions and protocol to help keep our community, staff, and artists safe and protected from COVID-19.

As of March 14, 2020, all public programming at WheatonArts will be canceled or postponed until further notice. The Stages Festival Performance of The Velveteen Rabbit is now CANCELED.

2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21
in the WheatonArts Event Center

FREE and open to the public! Appropriate for children in pre-school through fifth grade.
This event is part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2020 Stages Festival, a state-wide celebration of theatre.

Click Here to Reserve a Spot at the Show! 

This year’s play is an adaptation of the popular children’s book, “The Velveteen Rabbit,” written by Margery Williams. Watch as The Pushcart Players bring the book to life! A young boy’s love and a little nursery magic help transform the Velveteen Rabbit from a favorite plaything into a real rabbit. The Boy and Velveteen embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide-open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship in this musical re-telling of one of America’s favorite storybooks.

Attendees are invited to engage with The Cumberland County Library at their informational table before and after the performance to learn more about the book. They will also host a small hands-on activity for children once the play has ended!

Click here to reserve a spot at the show! 


To learn more about the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival, Click Here.

The New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2020 Stages Festival is made possible by support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Bank of America; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; OceanFirst Foundation; the George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust; New Jersey Historical Commission; and Fund for the New Jersey Blind. A full calendar of events is available at www.njtheatrealliance.org/stages.
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