School groups and individuals are invited to enjoy this heartfelt story of a toy who learns about love

The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center has reopened the Denver Children’s Theatre with a presentation of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a book written by Kate DiCamillo. The play runs on select dates in February and March for school groups and individuals at The Elaine Wolf Theatre. It promises an enchanting, moving, and thought-provoking experience for young audiences from elementary to middle school.

“We are thrilled to have the Denver Children’s Theatre reopen and are ready to welcome back school groups and individuals alike to see our latest performance,” said Rich Cowden, general manager of the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center. “Through the play, children will learn a valuable lesson about love, and we all know we can use a little more love in this world.”

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is based on Kate DiCamillo’s novel of the same name. The play is a theatrical tour de force for the Denver Children’s Theatre ensemble of professional actors and musicians. The story is about an expensive toy rabbit made of China named Edward Tulane. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn’t care. He is vain and self-centered. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey — a journey over which he has no control and where he learns his invaluable lesson about love.

The performance is 45 minutes and suitable for kids in grades 1-8. School groups are encouraged to attend performances through field trips. Tickets are $10 and shows run at 10 a.m. or 12 p.m. on February 14-17, 22-24, 27, and March 3. One free adult ticket is available for every 20 student tickets for those attending through a school field trip.

Financial assistance is available for school groups that demonstrate need. Patrons can email or call the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center Box Office at or 303-316-6360 for more information.

The box office at the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center will be open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and one hour before performances. The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center and The Elaine Wolf Theatre located at 350 South Dahlia Street in Denver.