"Rabbit Season" features two live stage productions for kids, The Velveteen Rabbit and Bunnicula, each of which will play a limited ten-week engagement at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre, located at 103 East 15th Street.
Written and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Kevin Del Aguila, The Velveteen Rabbit, which is recommended for audiences ages 4-8, will run Nov. 16, 2012-Jan. 27, 2013. Based on the popular children's novel by Margery Williams, the production features scenic design by Lake Simmons and costume design by Patrick Johnson.
"With a little bit of nursery magic (and a whole lot of audience participation)," press notes state, "three actors and their simple props transform into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy and, of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy."
Based on the acclaimed children's book series by Deborah and James Howe, Bunnicula features a book by Tony Award nominee Charles Busch, music by Sam Davis and lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Mark Waldrop. Performances are scheduled for Feb. 8-April 14.
The musical, which is recommended for ages 5-12, is described as such: "One dark and stormy night, the Monroe family brings home an orphaned rabbit with mysterious habits and sharp fangs. Could this new member of the family possibly be a vampire?"
Casting for both productions will be announced soon.
Show times are Friday at 5 PM, Saturday at 11 AM, 1 PM and 4 PM and Sunday at 11 AM, 1 PM and 4 PM.
For more information visit www.dr2kidstheatre.com. Tickets for both productions are now available by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.