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Carmela Full of Wishes

Adapted by Alvaro Saar Rios
From the book by Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson.
Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Reader

It’s Carmela’s birthday, and she’s finally old enough to accompany her big brother on his errands. On their way to the laundromat, past fields of what her Mamí calls “flores de cempazuchitl”, Carmela finds a puffy white dandelion to blow, but her brother asks “Did you even make a wish?”

The Newbery award-winning team behind Last Stop on Market Street portrays Carmela’s migrant community as a vibrant place of possibility. Full of touching and funny fantasies, Carmela must decide what her deepest wish is and she must do it before her birthday is over.

  • Run Dates Jan 28 - Feb 13, 2022
  • Appropriate Ages All Audiences
  • Duration 50 minutes

Show dates and times

Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 at 7 pm
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 at 2 pm
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 at 5 pm
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022 at 2 pm
Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 at 7 pm
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 at 2 pm † ⁂
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 at 5 pm **
Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022 at 2 pm
Friday, Feb. 11, 2022 at 7 pm
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 at 2 pm
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 at 5 pm
Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022 at 2 pm

Members receive FOUR
free tickets to this show!

Additional tickets can be purchased by members for $12 each. (Regularly $20.)

Single Tickets are available for $20 each.
Single Tickets on Sale August 2, 2021.

All tickets purchased over the phone or online are subject to a $5 service fee per ticket. 

Reservations Required. CALL 402.345.4849 or click the “Purchase Tickets” button above.
(Members may now reserve their free member tickets online.)

 


Ticket Information

Lobby doors will open 30 minutes prior to the show.
Ticketholders who have not checked in five minutes prior to the show may have their seats released or sold.

† ASL interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided
** Sensory-friendly show
⁂ Audio description services for the blind are provided

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Accessibility

Everyone deserves a chance to experience the magic of theater. Performances are open to children and family members of all abilities. Click here to learn more about accessibility at The Rose.

Social Stories

A social story is a tool that helps individuals better understand the world around them so they can plan for a positive experience, even if they are going into an place that is unknown to them. Social stories help individuals know what to expect and what to do in unfamiliar situations by walking them through the experience. They are often used by individuals on the autism spectrum, children with sensory needs or those with other special needs. They can be very helpful for very young children anticipating their first theatrical experience. The Rose’s social stories feature photos of all areas of the theater to help children of all abilities with a step-by-step explanation of what it is like to visit The Rose, as well as answering questions they may have. Click here to access The Rose’s show-specific social stories.


Theater Location

The Rose is located in downtown Omaha at 2001 Farnam Street on the southwest corner of 20th & Farnam Streets.

Directions

From west Omaha, take I-80 East to 1-480 North and exit onto 20th Street. The Rose is located on Farnam Street, approximately three blocks south of the 20th Street exit.

Convenient Parking

The closest and most convenient parking is available for $2 in the garage at 19th & Harney, courtesy of the Omaha Douglas Public Building Commission (1910 Harney St., Omaha, NE 68102).

Parking meters surrounding the theater are active from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with free parking available on Sundays and holidays. A variety of parking lots are available around the theater, as well, ranging in cost from $2-$5.