Presented by: WINGS Performing Arts
Where: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport
Show times/dates: 7 p.m. Friday
Christmas Toy Tea and performance: 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 13
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Director: Heather Stiliano
Producer: Shelley Diamond and Flo Williams
Choreographer: Caitlyn Diamond
Stage manager: Bernadette Brockman
Costumes: Mel Kidd
Tech: Ryan Bergman, Christopher Clemons, Scarlett Franklin, Olivia Prescott and Jacolby Saucier
Starring: Rebecca Baxter, Byron Bordelon, Jonathan Brockman, Emily Carter, Sandi Carter, Courtney Cavalier, KyMani Curry, Eve Davis, Denise Dunaway Ozerden, Abigail Ehlenberger, Gabriel Ehlenberger, Noah Ehlenberger, Anthony Evans, Gabby Franklin, Anna Gautreaux, Andrew Grice, Caroline Grice, Mary Swinton Harris, Olivia Hernstrom, Emma Kidd, Karleigh Kuhn, Adrienne Lally, Vincent LaRosa, Ashely Miller, Donna Miller, Emily Miller, Ireland Neal, Miriam Ozerden, Vivian Ozerden, Madison Payne, Kaylee Reynolds, Jackson Luke Roberts, Ashanna Salter, Chyanne Salter, Landen Sandoval, Jay'Shawn Saucier, Jamie Shedden, Conner Smith, Mary Helen Smith, Nicholas Sullivan, Salina Sullivan, Sarah Sullivan, Addison Sykes, Kaitlyn Sykes, Mackenzie Valentine, Morgan Valentine, Sarah Vyverberg, Reagan Werner and Alicia Joy Young
Synopsis: This original musical adaptation of Margery William's treasured childhood classic tells how a toy rabbit learns what it means to be loved by a child -- and how toys become "real." "The Velveteen Rabbit" celebrates the unique relationship between a little boy and his stuffed rabbit and the enduring power of love. Traditional Christmas classics and original music bring this beloved story to life with festive costumes, madcap characters grace with the perfect amount of holiday cheer.
Tickets: Friday, $7 students; $10 military, LMDC members and seniors; $13 general admission. Saturday and Sunday tea/performances: $15 for show and treats. Advance purchase recommended.
Etc.: Please bring a book to donate to the center's new Little Free Library.
Reservations/details: 897-6039 or lmdc.org