Stow Players will host open auditions for students in Grade 1 through any college age for the heartwarming musical, The Velveteen Rabbit.

The auditions are Dec. 11 from 2-5 p.m. and Dec. 12 from 7-9 p.m. at Stow Heritage Barn 5238 Young Road (back entrance to Silver Springs Park) in Stow.

There are many characters, from toys to rabbits and more; some parts will be doubled. Be prepared to sing without accompaniment: It can be something as simple as "Happy Birthday." Also, be prepared to read from the script. If the auditioner is not yet a reader, memorize a simple poem. Also, be prepared to move; there will be some simple dancing.

The Velveteen Rabbit runs Jan. 27-28, and Feb, 3-4-5, 10-11, 2017.

Questions? Email the director, Pat Robertell-Hudson, at