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The Rose Brigade

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The Rose Brigade is an elite group of musical theater performers who perform pre-shows before select mainstage productions and, in some cases, participate in local and regional competitions.

The highlight of the Rose Brigade year is their trip to the Junior Theater Festival, a nationwide convention featuring musical theater students from across the country, with workshops, classes and competitions led by the top musical theater professionals in the world.





Auditions for the 2017-18 Rose Brigade (all ages) will be August 7, 2017 from 4:30-9:00 pm at The Rose West, 12100 West Center Road, Suite 505/506.

Come prepared with 32-64 bars of a memorized Broadway or Disney song. Accompanist will be provided, but sheet music will need to be supplied.

Request an audition appointment by calling or emailing BROADWAY at The Rose Director Sue Booton. Students who do not schedule an audition time will be scheduled for the next available appointment.

Junior Brigade/Madagascar Callbacks – Thursday, Aug. 10, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (Rose West)

Senior Brigade/James and the Giant Peach Callbacks – Friday, Aug. 11, 6:00-9:00 pm (Rose West)

Click here to download audition form and information packet.

**Please note that all members of  The Rose Brigade will sign a contract and are responsible for attending all required classes, workshops, rehearsals and performances. Brigade members are financially responsible for costumes, competition fees and potential travel fees.

Rehearsals & Requirements

Rehearsals for the 2017-18 Rose Brigade are as follows (subject to change):

Junior Rose Brigade Classes & Rehearsals (Ages 8-12)

Junior Rose Brigade Acting Technique
First and last Sunday of each month – 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: Rose West
Required Book Included: Technique of Acting by Michael Chekov

Junior Rose Brigade Rehearsals
Saturdays – 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Rose West
Sundays – 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Rose West


Senior Rose Brigade Classes & Rehearsals (Ages 13-18)

Senior Rose Brigade Acting Technique
First & Last Sunday of Each Month – 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Rose West
Required Book Included: Technique of Acting by Michael Chekov

Senior Rose Brigade Rehearsals
Wednesdays – 7:15 – 9:15 pm at Rose West
Saturdays – 5:00 – 6:00 pm at Rose West
Sundays – 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Rose West



Mini Rose Brigade!

Mini Rose Brigade is a way for our youngest students (ages 5-8) to learn the performance skills needed to be a future member of our traveling Rose Brigade troupes. The Mini Rose Brigade will learn a full musical piece (just like our other Brigades) and will perform at local events, but will not travel outside of Omaha.

Audition Information:

  • Ages 5-8
  • Audition Dates:
    • Monday, August 7, 5:30-6:30 pm at Rose West
    • Thursday, August 17, 5:30-6:30 pm at Rose West
  • No preparation is needed to audition for the Mini Rose Brigade. Come to ONE of the 5:30 pm auditions. No appointment required.

Download Audition Flyer

For more information, contact the Education Coordinator at (402) 502-4617 or Sue Gillespie Booton at (402) 502-4633.

BROADWAY at The Rose Calendar