Penobscot Theatre Company is THRILLED to announce that Andrew Frodahl’s adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit has been selected to participate in the first ever New York Children’s Theater Festival! Three projects were selected out of 1,000 applicants to be given a full production in New York City.
Among The Children’s Theater Festival Advisory Board Members are: Rosie O’Donnell (Emmy Award winning TV Talk Show Host); Thomas Schumacher (President of Disney Theatrical Group); (Cheryl Henson (President, The Jim Henson Foundation); Kevin Clash (“Elmo’s” Emmy-winning creator and Muppet veteran); Carole Demas (Broadway star, children’s television icon), John Tartaglia (Tony Award nominated for Avenue Q; Emmy Award nominated for Disney Channel’s Johnny and the Sprites; and Drama Desk Award nominated for John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean); and Michael Jung (Vice President, Theatrical Development at Walt Disney Imagineering.)
Over the coming months, Penobscot Theatre will keep you updated on the progress of the show. We will let you know when local performances will be held and how you can help locally to support this project! More information will come soon…….we just couldn’t wait to tell you!!!!