The Rose Theater produces nine main stage productions each season with audiences that exceed 50,000 children and adults. The shows appeal to a wide range of ages starting with children as young as four years old. Each season features popular show titles and a mix of theatrical productions, musicals, and interactive theater.
DRAMA at The Rose Classes
This program offers students an opportunity to enhance their creativity through professionally taught classes in acting, playwriting, directing, stagecraft, puppetry, film making, improvisation, and more. A wide array of classes, workshops, and performance opportunities help to enrich the understanding and enjoyment of theater.
BROADWAY at The Rose Classes
This program offers a complete range of training in dance, voice, and professional musical theater. Technique-based classes are taught by the region’s top performing arts practitioners, and opportunities for stage performance, competition, and national guest artist workshops abound.
Special Needs Classes
Classes for students with special needs ranging from autism spectrum disorders, to down syndrome, to hearing impairments are offered throughout the year. Many of the classes are subsidized to ensure accessibility.
Theater Summer Camps
Weeklong overnight theater camps are offered each summer at Platte River State Park for children ages 11 to 18. Each camp features traditional camp activities, as well as theater games and activities.
Teens ‘N’ Theater
This program provides teenagers with an opportunity to develop self-esteem, responsibility, and commitment by participating in the theatrical process. Approximately seven teen-produced shows are presented each season in which the teens are responsible for the acting, directing, playwriting, design, and/or stage managing.
Multi-Cultural and Minority Programs
The Rose serves the entire range of area population by offering productions such as Young, Gifted & Black, Pride Players, and Broken Mirror that deal with minority, gender, and multi-cultural content.
Student Internships / Volunteer Program
The Rose’s internships program and Teen Volunteer Team allow students an opportunity to learn about careers in the theatrical field, while increasing their hands-on experience within a professional environment.
The Rose Brigade
The Brigade is a group of BROADWAY at The Rose students selected by audition to perform 15-minute pre-show song and dance numbers before main stage productions. The group is changed three times per year, allowing more kids the opportunity to participate.
The Rose’s competitive dance team, Transcendtrix, is comprised of kids ages 5 and older who wish to perform competitively. Three companies are filled each year via audition and each takes part in four to five competitions each season.
Outreach Programs (ESC)
This innovative program guarantees every child within a participating school is introduced to at least one drama experience each year whether it be school field trip show, workshop, touring show, or residency. School participation is largely subsidized to ensure accessibility.
School Field Trip Shows
Special weekday performances of The Rose’s main stage shows are presented for schools. Ticket prices are deeply discounted and study guides are available to assist teachers with moving the themes and lessons from each show into the classroom.
Curriculum-based productions that explore topics in history, literature, and social studies are toured to local schools and presented to audiences of 15 to 500. Included is an award-winning production that challenges students to reconsider their assumptions bullies, victims, and spectators.
Workshops at The Rose
A variety of full and half-day workshops are offered daily at The Rose. Workshops are often curriculum-based and serve to help teachers enhance their students’ learning of history, literature and theatrical studies. Acting workshops and post-show exploration workshops are also offered.
Workshops in the Schools
Three to five-day workshop residencies take place all over the city as The Rose’s professional actor/educators work with local teachers to help bring topics such as history and literature to life in the classroom.