The Veleveteen Rabbit was written and directed by Katie Mangett. Music and lyrics by John Paul Sharp. The show was produced by the Curtains Up Theatre Company in Wheatridge, Colorado. Working with and for children was a new experience for me and I became so much better for it! We were able to sell out over ten performances.
Boy: (spoken) Nana, can you help me find my China Dog?
Nana: (sighs) (spoken) Yes, but we have to hurry! I have a really hot date in an hour and I have got to get out of here! Okay, listen up while we clean:
(sung)There will come a day when Nana won’t be here to help
You have got to learn to tidy up and help yourself!
When you keep it clean you’ll find that life is not so hard
You can do it on your own!
TIDY UP! TIDY UP!
If you’re anything like me, the mess can stress you out
It’s a wonder you can find your stuff when stuff is strewn about
If you clean it up yourself, you can remember where it is
Instead of asking Nana always, where it is!
TIDY UP! TIDY UP! TIDY UP! TI – DY UP, YEAH!
Wooh! Hey! Wooh! Hey!
Ok, now everybody, I’m gonna’ need your help for this next part:
When I say “TIDY” you say “UP”! READY?