Real life siblings Beada and Dan Briglia portray the lead roles in “A Velveteen Rabbit Christmas” at The Media Theatre, Saturday mornings December 15, 22, and 29 at 11 a.m.
Media residents and members of the theatre’s New School education program, the Briglias were both successful in “Delco Idol Junior” this past summer. Beada won fifth place in the vocal competition while her brother Dan came in as the runner-up.
In “A Velveteen Rabbit Christmas,” a young boy (Dan Briglia) receives a stuffed rabbit (Beada) for the holidays. The love he feels for the rabbit enables it to become real over time even as the boy grows older. The show has several important lessons including giving rather than receiving, caring for others, and realizing what is important in life. Characters include a funny clown, a silly Soldier, and plenty of rabbits.
Songs in the show are upbeat and fun such as “Friends Like Us,” “Tidying Up,” and “Dear Santa.” Shiron Denise O’ Neal, Tim Haney, and Roger Ricker are the adults in the cast along with Doug Cashell and Kristen Arbutina.
The show is based on the classic story and is having its Philadelphia regional premiere at The Media Theatre. It is an hour in length and is perfect for ages 4 and up.
For tickets to “A Velveteen Rabbit Christmas,” call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org.