Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny

Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny's pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum.  Both tales feature endearing rabbit characters, and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery never fail to infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of security. 



Study Guides

To assist educators who wish to best prepare their students to attend Van Wezel Schooltime Performances and bring arts based learning to their classrooms, learning materials are provided for each performance. Company provided study guides provide information and activities about the upcoming performance, and Van Wezel Art Works learning modules take engagement to the next level with detailed arts based lesson plans. To encourage young readers, download recommended reading lists from the Sarasota County Public Libraries.

Program Information

  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Audience: Grades PreK - 2
  • Curricula tie-ins:
    Interpersonal Relationships, Language, Literature, Music, Storytelling


Ticket Information

Schooltime Performance tickets are $7 for students, teachers, and chaperones. After every 10 tickets purchased, Teachers will receive 1 complimentary ticket that may be given to a student or chaperone in need. The Van Wezel Foundation generously provides reimbursement to public schools unable to pay for transportation. Reimbursement for busing may be limited by the availability of grant funding. Requests will be honored on a first come first served basis. For more information contact (941) 955-7676 ext. 2243 or margaret.lindsey@sarasotagov.com.