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Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket For Corduroy books by Don Freeman.
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products.
Adapted for the Stage by Barry Kornhauser

Produced by special arrangement with Plays For New Audiences,
a division of Children’s Theatre Company

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Will the night watchman find him and return him to his shelf before he can find this important button? Will Lisa ever convince her mother to let her give the bear a home? The tender, enduring story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action! Don’t miss it!

  • Run Dates Oct 29 - Nov 14, 2021
  • Appropriate Ages All Audiences
  • Duration 75 minutes
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Show dates and times

Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 at 7 pm
Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 at 2 pm
Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 at 7 pm
Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at 2 pm † ⁂
Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at 5 pm **
Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 at 2 pm
Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 at 7 pm
Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at 2 pm
Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at 5 pm
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 at 2 pm

Please note: Some customers are currently experiencing difficulties with our ticketing software and online purchases. If you are unable to purchase tickets online, please call The Rose Box Office at (402) 345-4849 to purchase tickets.

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 NOW.

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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Field Trip Info


Best for Grades:
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
State Requirements:
  • Retelling information from narrative text
  • Making connections between characters or events in narrative and informational text, to own life or other cultures
  • Describing how people’s actions affect others
Field trip dates and times:
  • Fri. Oct. 29th at 10 am
  • Tues. Nov. 2nd at 10 am
  • Wed. Nov. 3rd at 10 am
  • Thurs. Nov. 4th at 1 pm
  • Fri. Nov. 5that 10 am  SOLD OUT
  • Tues. Nov. 9th at 10 am
  • Wed. Nov. 10th at 10 am
  • Thurs. Nov. 11th at 1 pm
  • Fri. Nov. 12th at 10 am SOLD OUT
Field Trip Pricing:
  • Teachers are FREE!
  • $5.00 Students
  • $3.00 Students on Free/Reduced Lunch Program
  • $5.00 Adult Chaperones
  • Note: Tax will be added to groups that do not have a tax exemption code on file

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Please note: Some customers are currently experiencing difficulties with our ticketing software and online purchases. If you are unable to purchase tickets online, please call The Rose Box Office at (402) 345-4849 to purchase tickets.

PLEASE NOTE: To protect all of our audience members, including young theatergoers who cannot yet be vaccinated, masks are required inside The Rose Theater, including inside the auditorium during mainstage performances, regardless of vaccination status.


  • Puppeteer – Jackie Kappes
  • Puppeteer – Kimberlee Stone
  • Puppeteer – Joe Knispel
  • Night Watchman – Matthew Olsen
  • Mother – Katherine MacHolmes
  • Lisa – Chase Robinson (Oct. 29, Oct. 30, Nov. 5, Nov. 6, Nov. 12, Nov. 13 )
  • Lisa – Nivi Varanasi (Oct. 29, Nov. 7, Nov. 14)

Artistic/Production Credits

  • Director – Stephanie Jacobson
  • Stage Manager – Meghan Boucher
  • Scenic Designer – Edward Matthew Walter
  • Lighting Designer – Matt Benes
  • Sound Designer & Engineer – Christy Hernandez
  • Costume, Hair & Makeup Designer – Zach Kloppenborg
  • Director of Production – Sarah Buck
  • Technical Director – Jackson Curtright
  • Props Mistress – Devon Denn-Young
  • Scenic Charge Artist – Savannah Savick
  • Resident Costume Designer- Sherri Geerdes
  • Resident Stage Manager – Lisa Krabbenhoft
  • Lighting & Production Apprentice – Angel Hernandez
  • Stitchers – Sherri Geerdes, Zach Kloppenborg, Audio Helkuik
  • Run Crew – Jesse Groff
  • Swing Techs – Jesse Groff, Jeff Ludwig

Know Before You Go


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.


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.

Safety at The Rose

For generations, The Rose has been a trusted friend for children and families. We may be doing things a little differently this season, but our commitment to you is still the same.

Throughout this pandemic and in the days that follow, we promise that we will continue to be the place where families can be inspired by the magic of theater.

As our community begins to re-open, we re-commit to being a place where your family can enjoy the performing arts safely and securely.

From onstage performances to classroom experiences, we are dedicated to the health and well-being of every individual — young people, parents, grandparents, educators, artists and staff. This may mean that you encounter some changes during your Rose experience, and we ask for your cooperation and partnership with us to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Here are just a few examples of our commitment to your safety:

Enhanced cleaning procedures

The auditorium and lobby will be thoroughly cleaned before and after each performance for your family’s safety.

Masking Policy

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Rose has been committed to creating a safe space for our students, audiences, families, staff and volunteers. As we move into the latest phase of COVID-19, we recognize the need to re-evaluate our policies and procedures.

With the recommendation of the CDC, and vaccinations not being available for our target and most vulnerable audience members, The Rose is REQUIRING masks to be worn at all times in our building. This includes audience members during mainstage performances.

Thank you for your support of The Rose! We appreciate your help in making The Rose a safe place for all.

While the world around us changes, you can be assured that The Rose remains committed to you and your family, and that we continue to be a place where you and your children can experience the joy and spectacle of the performing arts together.