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Corduroy

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

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(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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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.

Show Program:

Cast

  • Puppeteer – Jackie Kappes
  • Puppeteer – Kimberlee Stone
  • Puppeteer – Joe Knispel
  • Night Watchman – Matthew Olsen
  • Mother – Katherine MacHolmes
  • Lisa – Chase Minola (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 & Puppet Designer/Builder – 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
Jackie Kappes

Jackie Kappes

Puppeteer -

Jackie began at The Rose as a summer education intern and is delighted to return as the Director of Education. She has had the privilege of working as a theatre artist and teacher in communities across the country and world, including with Disney Musicals in Schools, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Lexington Children’s Theatre, Bay Area Children’s Theater, Shanghai Children’s Art Theater, 7 Stages International Theatre, San Francisco Playback Theatre, Chattanooga Theatre Centre and StageWrite. Her work at The Rose Theater ignited her passion for theatre for social change and she went on to receive her Masters in Counseling Psychology and Drama Therapy at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Since she has utilized theatre to facilitate dialogue for communities and organizations around topics such as harassment, immigration, veteran’s issues, LGBTQ+ pride and much more with San Francisco Playback Theater.

Kimberlee Stone

Kimberlee Stone

Puppeteer -

Kimberlee Stone is elated to be back on the Rose Theater mainstage after all this time! Previously seen in other classics like "Goodnight Moon," "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs," and "Mouse on the Move" she is excited to dive ever deeper into the world of puppetry. Aside from Rose Theater credits, Kimberlee is also a recent graduate of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (MFA, Playwriting), and is currently on the staff as a Contract Teaching Artist for the season. She is grateful for this opportunity to continue to learn and grow, and hopes you enjoy this precious classic book live in living color on the Rose Theater stage.

Joe Knispel

Joe Knispel

Puppeteer -

Joe is excited to be making his debut with The Rose! He holds a B.M. in Musical Theater from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and an MFA from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. He has most recently been seen performing all over the world with Norwegian Creative Studios on the Regent Seven Seas Voyager and Navigator, in "Fun Home" at Portland Center Stage, "Boeing Boeing" at Maples Repertory Theater, and "Mamma Mia!" with Crane River Theater. Along with performing, Joe is a spoken word poet, and teaches Acting, Voice & Diction, and Accents & Dialects.

Matthew Olsen

Matthew Olsen

Night Watchman -

Matthew R. Olsen (he/him/his) is grateful to return to The Rose stage, previous Rose credits include Howie D: Back in the Day!, and It’s a Wonderful Life (which you can catch him in AGAIN this season!). You may have seen him around Omaha with Bluebarn Theatre (The Woodsman, Venus in Fur), Brigit St. Brigit (Bernhardt/Hamlet), Shakespeare On The Green (Much Ado, King John, Merry Wives, King Lear, Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Othello), Nebraska Shakespeare On Tour (Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer, As You Like It). Other select Regional credits include: The Matchmaker, Both Your Houses (dir. Frank Galati), True West, School For Lies, How I Learned To Drive & Oleanna.

Matthew is an actor, facilitator, movement/fight coordinator based in Omaha. He holds a BFA from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and an MFA from Florida State University—Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. When he’s not on stage or in the classroom you can catch him roasting coffee up the street at Bad Seed Coffee & Supply! Much love and thanks to my family (biological & theatrical).

Katherine MacHolmes

Katherine MacHolmes

Mother -

Katherine MacHolmes (she, her) is a native North Omaha who is deeply grateful to be debuting on the MainStage at The Rose. An ardent lifelong activist, Katherine took a ten-year break from theater-making, before boldly declaring her return to theater in October of 2019 (yes, right before it all shut down). Before, Katherine was in one season of Broken Mirror and two seasons of Pride Players through The Rose’s Teens N’ Theater program, and is delighted to be playing the role of Mother in Corduroy. You might have seen her in the ‘Day of Absence’ reading at the Union for Contemporary Art, in the reading for ‘Juniors’ at the Omaha Community Playhouse, in ‘Where the Lovelight Gleams’ and ‘BurnBabyBurn’ at the Great Plains Theatre Conference and just recently originating the role of Tara in ‘Stories: On the Brink’ with Anastasis Theater Co.

Chase Minola

Chase Minola

Lisa -

Chase is excited to be returning to The Rose after her last roles in Matilda, Madagascar, and Best Christmas Pageant Ever! Chase has taken various singing and acting classes since she was 3 years old. She is a former member of the award-winning Rose Brigade. She is in the 9th Grade at Burke High School where she is a member of the Synergy show choir, and a member of the Nebraska Thespian Society. Chase is passionate about school, acting, and political justice and is planning on pursuing acting as a career. Chase would like to thank her family and friends and The Rose staff for their continued love and support. She hopes you enjoy Corduroy!

Nivi Varanasi

Nivi Varanasi

Lisa -

Nivi is a sophomore at Gretna High School. She has previously performed as, Vita, in How To Build an Ark, a Rose Production. She has also portrayed Anna in Frozen. Jr, Mrs. Lanford from Show N' Spell, and the Mayor from Homeschooled, along with some other roles in small skits. Nivi is an Indian classical dancer and likes to sing and act. She is currently part of GHS Show Choir - Evolution, Treble Clef Choir, Speech Team, Class Officers, Drama Club, and One Act. Nivi loves being on stage, and hopes you all enjoy this heartwarming show!

Stephanie Jacobson

Stephanie Jacobson

Director & Puppet Designer/Builder -

Stephanie has worked at The Rose for over 16 years, as the Director of Early Childhood, Teaching Artist, Actor, Playwright and Director. She has had her adaptations of The Grocer's Goblin (co-created with Brian Guehring), Thumbelina: Adventure Day, and Kindness Begins with Us: The Tail of Two Wolves (co-written with Carina DuMarce) produced at The Rose Theater. Stephanie has her MFA in Acting from the University of Iowa, is a Yoga instructor, participated in the Diavolo Project: Nebraska, member of Omaha's The Moving Company, performed in The Woodsman (at The Bluebarn) and participated as a playwright at The Eugene O'Neill Puppetry Festival, and is a trained puppeteer specializing in shadow puppetry and Bunraku. Before moving to Omaha, she lived in NYC where she worked with Liz Swados on Jabu at The Flea Theatre, Lee Bruer’s production of Mabou Mines' A Dollshouse National and International Tour, Taylor Mac and The Jim Henson Company. www.stephaniejacobson.weebly.com

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Know Before You Go

Please note: This show incorporates haze and strobe light effects.


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.


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.

 

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The Rose Theater: A Safe Space

For generations, The Rose has been a trusted friend for children and families.
While we are likely headed into the final stretch of these unprecedented times, our commitment to the safety is still the same.

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.