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Goodnight Moon

Book, Music and Lyrics by Chad Henry. Adapted from Goodnight Moon. Created and illustrated by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd. ©HarperCollins Publishers

Goodnight Moon©1947 by Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc. Text copyright © renewed 1975 by Roberta Brown Rauch.
Illustrations copyright © renewed 1975 by Edith T. Hurd, Clement Hurd, John Thacher Hurd, and George Hellyer,
as trustees of the Edith and Clement Hurd 1982 Trust and by Albert E. Clarke III, Trustee of the Albert E. Clarke III Living Trust dated April 3, 2013.
Used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.

"Goodnight Moon" has been cherished by generations for over 40 years. This lively musical production will now have your family laughing and singing along with Bunny. Enjoy the surprise and delight of Bunny’s imaginative detours on the way to dreamland. In this acrobatic production, everyone will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears, and a room that springs to life. "Goodnight Moon" is truly a timeless theater experience the whole family can enjoy.

  • Run Dates Sept 2-18, 2016
  • Appropriate Ages 5+
  • Duration 60 minutes
Goodnight Moon Photo

Cast and Crew

Boy/Bunny – Nick Knipe
Mouse/Dog/Baby Bear – Jessica Burrill-Logue
Puppeteer/Cow – Kimberlee Stone
Puppeteer/Cow – Joshua Mullady
Tooth Fairy/Cat/Papa Bear – Ty Hebbert
Old Lady/Dish & Spoon/Mama Bear – Wendy Eaton

Director – Susann Suprenant
Musical Director – Jerry Brabec
Scenic Deisgner – Bill Van Deest
Choreographer – Sue Gillespie Booton
Lighting Designer – Laura Hensley
Production Stage Manager – Ashleigh-Dawn Kriegh-Fleming
Costume Designer – Sherri Geerdes
Sound Designer – Craig Moxon
Production Director – Erin Solemsaas
Technical Director – Greg Rishoi
Props Master – Christopher Dills
Scenic Charge – Lauren Crabtree
Master Carpenter – Robert Ortiz, Jackson Curtright
Lighting Apprentice – Rose Mormino
Stage Manager Apprentice – J.J. Jones
Scenic Apprentice/Run Crew – Megan Bolander

Nick Knipe

Nick Knipe

Nick Knipe is a University of Nebraska at Omaha graduate. Nick was featured in Narnia in 2013 here at the rose, playing Dwarf. He has been filming short films and feature length indie films since graduation and this is his first musical in years. He is a proud member of Red Theater Omaha. Nick would like to dedicate this performance to his three nephews and is very excited that his mini me, Henry, finally gets to see him act. He is very excited to play the role of Bunny because all adults wish they could back to being a child sometimes.

Wendy Eaton

Wendy Eaton

Wendy is happy to be back on stage at the Rose with the cast of Good Night Moon. She has been performing in shows at The Rose since The King & I in 2000. Eaton teaches voice in the music departments at UNOmaha & Creighton University and established the voice program at Broadway at the Rose. In addition to her work on stage, she has performed in a variety of venues; in classical recital & in concert, as a soloist, with many local organizations including the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Omaha Municipal Orchestra, & the Omaha Chamber Music Society, as well as appearing as an Associate Artist with Opera Omaha. Eaton has called Omaha “home” since 1990.

Ty Hebbert

Ty Hebbert

Ty Hebbert is from Gering,Ne, and I just recently graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in vocal performance. My past performances include Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, Enjolras in Les Misérables, Mitch Mahoney in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Le Fou in Beauty and the Beast. Goodnight and joy be to you all!

Jessica Burrill-Logue

Jessica Burrill-Logue

Jessica is thrilled to be making her debut with The Rose Theatre. Recent Credits include: Bonnie Latour - Anything Goes, Cinderella - Into The Woods, DeeLee - Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Evelyn Nesbit - Ragtime, Minnie Faye - Hello Dolly, and Adelaide - Guys & Dolls. She also has been the voice for commercials and videos in the metro and has worked with shows on CBS and the Discovery Channel. Jessica is a professional photographer in the Omaha area, and when not playing a small animal on stage she enjoys spending time with her own fuzzy little joys (adorable dwarf bunnies & guinea pigs), her two amazing artistic girls- Jules & Jocey, as well as remodeling her old 1967 Shasta Compact camper and knitting. She would like to thank her family & friends for always supporting her crazy dreams, allowing her dancing amongst the stars & helping forever find joy in the journey.

Kimberlee Stone

Kimberlee Stone

This marks Kimberlee's second production with The Rose Theater, and as a puppeteer, and she couldn't be more excited! Originally from Southern California, Kimberlee is glad to be back in Omaha continuing her passion for both performing and teaching as Contract Teaching Artist with the The Rose. Aside from her debut performance in Plastic Drastic last season, a few other notable productions have included:RENT, Angels in America, Anton Chekhov's: The Bear and The Proposal, Dog Sees God, Our Town, Legally Blonde, and Hairspray. She is thankful for the support of her friends and family back home, as well as the lovely patrons of Omaha who keep a lovely theater like this alive.

Joshua J. Mullady

Joshua J. Mullady

Joshua has been part of the Omaha theater scene since 2008. After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa and a third summer with the Texas Shakespeare Festival, he moved here to be Technical Director with the Omaha Theater Company (The Rose Theater). Since then he’s worked on over 50 productions, with various companies in the metro area. He’s worked as TD, scenic and lighting designer, actor, director, or whatever else is needed. Favorite roles include: Ted Adams-Weller in Harbor at SNAP!; Bobby Goodspeed in the world premiere of The Misfits at the Rose; and the Stage Manager role in Our Town at UNI. He’s a member of the SNAP! Productions and Shelterbelt boards, a teaching artist with both WhyArts? and the Omaha Community Playhouse, an actor educator with R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and in his spare time, he runs his own DJ business, 31st Productions ( He thanks everyone for their support as always and will hopefully see y’all somewhere onstage or off.

Susann Suprenant

Susann Suprenant

Susann Suprenant has been directing, performing, playwriting, songwriting, teaching, and facilitating ensemble-based performance for the past 30 years and has been based in Omaha for the past 13 years. Her work includes original scripted plays, stage adaptations, devised theatre, and site-specific performance.

Show Photos

Photos courtesy MJB Photography.


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Show Guide

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Join Our Post-Performance Q&A Session!

A few minutes after the performance, our actors will conduct a Question & Answer session from the stage. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the scenery, costumes, special effects, and other aspects of the production. The actors may even have a question or two for you about the story.

Meet the Cast & Get an Autograph!

Some performers will be available after the show to say hello, pose in pictures, and sign their autographs for you. You can meet them on the mezzanine level right outside the entrance to our balcony level seats.

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