BY GEORGE J. DACRE
– “The Velveteen Rabbit” opens at Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack Friday, December 9 and runs weekends through December 18. It’s a family show, they say, for children 4 to 104, all about a toy rabbit who becomes real through the power of love from a 6-year-old boy and the boy’s journey to be accepted by his older brother. Contact elmwoodplayhouse.com or 845-353-1313.
– “Christmas Inn” at the Westchester Broadway Theatre runs through December 26. “Saturday Night Fever” returns in January. Contact broadwaytheatre.com or 914-592-2222.
– The Bossy Frog Band Old Time Carnival show at the Nyack Center December 28 at 11 a.m. with milk and cookies. Contact nyackcenter.org.
– “Underground,” the story of three Rockland families involved in the Underground Railroad helping to free slaves, a new play by Sam Harps, directed by Joe Albert Lima. First reading at Nyack Library Saturday, December 17 at 1 p.m. Contact nyacklibrary.org or call 845-358-3370, the reference desk at extension 214.
– Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez and Christopher Macchio, the New York Tenors, a Gold Star attraction at Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford Tuesday, December 13, matinee and evening, dinners and shows. Call 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com. “Brunch With Santa” and the “Christmas Elves,” Saturday, December 17.
– ArtsRock fourth annual puppet festival, Arm of The Sea Theater Saturday January 14 at the Nyack Center. Contact ArtsRock.