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"The Velveteen Rabbit," adapted by James Still from the story by Margery Williams, at Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis through Dec. 21. Pictured: Ethan H. Holder, Tyler Ostrander and Zoe Turner.

Boston Children’s Theatre Announces 2015–16 Season

A trio of picture-book adaptations round out the season.

BOSTON, MA.: The Boston Children’s Theatre (BCT) has announced an upcoming season that will include two world premieres and the return of a perennial holiday favorite.

The Velveteen Rabbit (Dec. 5–20, 2015) will kick off the season at the Roberts Theatre in Boston. Adapted from the popular children’s book and directed by Jay Pension, this production will mark the play’s seventh year with the company.

Next will be Fancy Nancy The Musical (Feb. 18–28, 2016), a new work based on Jane O’Connor’s bestselling series of picture books, set to premiere at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Ma. Toby Schine will direct a production that promises life lessons and “fancy flair” in equal measure.

Caps for Sale (March 5–13, 2016) concludes the season with a weeklong run at the Wimberly Theatre in Boston. An adaptation of abstract artist Esphyr Slobodkina’s classic 1938 children’s book, the new musical follows the life of a cap salesman who must defend his livelihood from a band of impressionable monkeys. BCT executive artist director Burgess Clark directs.

“Each of our productions is adapted from a different literary genre, from folklore to the classics, to a modern day New York Times bestselling children’s book,” says Clark. “BCT is having fun this season with literature that has made a tremendous impact on many generations. It is definitely a season for families to enjoy together.”

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