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2019-20 Season

Raise the curtain and light the lights! The Rose welcomes you to the 70th season of children’s theater in Omaha!

Over the past 70 years, The Rose has been dedicated to enriching the lives of children and families with live theater and arts education. As we take the stage in 2019, we invite you to join us in a year-long celebration of the wonder, excitement and thrill that helps kids’ imaginations bloom. Welcome to the next 70 years of children's theater at The Rose!

Let us shine a spotlight on just a few of the special features you can expect this season at The Rose:

* Celebrity guest Howie D. from the Backstreet Boys will take the stage in January with his original semi-autobiographical musical, Howie D.: Back in the Day.

* A new First Stage+ Package will give young people a jumpstart into the world of theater with tickets to our two First Stage shows, one mainstage show and two sample dance and drama classes.

* Elf the Musical returns for the 2019 holiday season, giving even more families the opportunities to enjoy Dan Chevalier's energetic portrayal of Buddy the Elf in a tale of Christmas chaos certain to put you in the holiday spirit.

What will never change is The Rose's ongoing commitment to providing high-quality family entertainment at an exceptional value. We look forward to serving you during the 2019-20 season!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Starring Dan Chevalier!
Buddy the Elf has always been a little different. Even among his festive Christmas coworkers Buddy really stands...TALL! But when Buddy learns from Santa that he’s a human, the enormous former elf embarks on a quest to New York during the holidays to find his father. His upbeat, childlike cheer has a powerful effect on everyone he encounters! Will Buddy be able to charm his dad who long ago lost his seasonal spirit? This musical adaptation of the holiday film featuring Will Ferrell is one your family will definitely want on their Christmas Wish List!

The world's favorite musical bursts onto The Rose stage, alive with
The Sound of Music! With songs such as "Edelweiss" and "Do-Re-Mi," this final collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein was destined to win the hearts of audiences worldwide! When Maria is dispatched from the convent to serve as governess to the seven children of the Von Trapp family, her arrival is met with resistance. But, Maria's soaring spirit and love for music is a winning combination that helps the family unite as they face the threat of a Nazi-occupied Austria.

“All aboard!!!” for a First Stage adaptation of the all-time classic children’s book The Little Engine That Could! This production for our youngest theatergoers brings Watty Piper’s timeless tale of perseverance and positivity to life for contemporary children! Screen-centered Watty and stuff-collecting Piper aren’t exactly on the same track. But when the train is delayed, they must learn to work together to pass the time and use the objects around them to tell a creative tale. Your family will relish this ride on the rails of doing the right thing!

View the 2019-20 Season Brochure