A smaller theater space where kids are part of the action
Flexible seating in chairs, on the floor, on benches, etc.
A “shush-free” environment
Minimal periods of darkness or loud sounds
A whole lot of imagination and fun!
The Rose’s Hitchcock Stage (a smaller theater space located on our 4th floor), allows children to become completely absorbed in the theatrical experience. We encourage their interaction with the performers and invite your family to tear down the fourth wall and become a part of the performance.
First Stage nurtures creative thinking and imagination while inspiring both children and their parents.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are First Stage+ Packages available online?
At this time, First Stage+ Packages are available through The Rose Box Office only and are not available to purchase online. Visit The Rose Theater during business hours or call (402) 345-4849 to purchase a First Stage+ Package for your family.
What happens once I purchase a First Stage+ Package?
Information will be mailed in August. It will contain information about how to book your package tickets online as well as information about your free sample classes.
What do I get with the First Stage+ Package?
The First Stage+ Package includes:
4 tickets to A Bucket of Blessings
4 tickets to The Little Engine That Could
4 tickets to the mainstage production of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience!
2 one-time sample dance and drama classes
Where are these shows performed?
First Stage shows are performed on The Rose’s Hitchcock Stage, a smaller, black-box-style theater on the fourth floor.
Is this space accessible for those with mobility issues?
Yes. An elevator is available for those who need it.
What kind of seating is available for First Stage shows?
First Stage show featured general admission seating, meaning that you choose your own seat. They also frequently feature unconventional seating, such as benches, rocking chairs, cushions, bean bags and more.
Is this a membership?
First Stage+ Packages are notmemberships. They are a ticket package. Purchasers receive tickets to the shows in The Rose’s First Stage series, but do not receive the perks associated with a Rose membership.
How do I reserve my free tickets for the shows included in the package?
Information about making reservations will be sent to you by August 1, or you may call the Box Office at (402) 345-4849.
You may also book your package tickets ONLINE! Log in to your account by clicking the icon in the upper right corner of The Rose website. Once you are logged in, the system will recognize you as a First Stage+ Package purchaser when you click the “Purchase Tickets” button on any First Stage show page.
How do I get my free tickets?
Free package tickets are not mailed. Once reservations have been placed, the tickets may be picked up at Will Call the day of show or from the Box Office anytime between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday though Friday. Tickets unclaimed five minutes prior to the show may be released and sold.
Do I need to make a reservation?
Reservations are required. The purchase of a First Stage+ Package does not guarantee seating. We highly recommend making early reservations as show dates do sell out.
Can I refund or exchange my tickets?
Tickets are non-refundable; however, they may be exchanged for a different performance of the same show title, pending availability. If you have been issued physical tickets, they must be returned to the Box Office. Exchanges are free up to 24 hours prior to the show; a $2 per ticket free applied thereafter. To make an exchange, contact the Box Office at (402) 345-4849 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A message left on voice mail is acceptable notification. A staff member will call you back as soon as possible to make the exchange.
Does my infant need a ticket?
All attendees over 12 months must have a ticket.
Are First Stage+ Packages transferable?
Packages are non-transferable; however, you may invite others to use your show tickets provided you, as the purchaser, make the reservations.
If I move out of town, can I get a partial refund on my purchase?
We’re sorry, but all package purchases are non-refundable in part or in full.
Can my package tickets be used for school field trips?
For a variety of reasons, including royalty agreements and software tracking, tickets purchased as part of the First Stage+ package cannot be used for school field trip performances.