A rocking horse that talks, boats that dance, a toy soldier that marches and a soft, endearing rabbit who changes a young boy’s life. This is all part of the magic created on stage in Boston Children’s Theatre’s (BCT) annual production of the classic children’s story The Velveteen Rabbit featuring 12-year old Heather Buccini in the role of ‘Rabbit.’ The Velveteen Rabbit will be performed at Endicott College’s Manninen Center for the Arts in Beverly from December 6 – 21.
No stranger to the stage, Heather has appeared in numerous area productions including North Shore Music Theatre’s production of Annie in the role of ‘Pepper.’ She has also played the title role of ‘Annie’ in the Winthrop School of Performing Arts production and has appeared in Wheelock Family Theatre’s productions of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Oliver, and with Stoneham Theatre in Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life. Heather is in 6th grade in Winthrop.
Adapted by Clark from the class children’s book by Margery Williams and directed by Jay Pension, The Velveteen Rabbit tells the moving and amusing story of a friendship and love between a boy and his beloved Velveteen Rabbit. Audiences follow the boy and his stuffed rabbit on a journey that ends with a life lesson that is guaranteed to warm the heart.