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Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

Adapted for the stage by Allison Gregory
Based on the book series by Megan McDonald

Based on the books: “Judy Moody” and “Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt” written by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc.
This play was co-commissioned by First Stage, Adventure Theatre MTC, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, The Rose Theater, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and Orlando Repertory Theatre.

School is starting again and all of Judy Moody's friends will have thrilling tales of their summer vacations to depict in their “Me Collage.” But Judy hopes an exciting end-of-summer family vacation adventure on Ocracoke Island—a mysterious place packed with legends of pirates and treasure hunts!—will make her the envy of her whole class. Based on two favorite tales from the beloved book series by Megan McDonald, this rollicking tale finds Judy and Stink in a race for their lives (or at least their pride) to win the Pirate Challenge and give Judy more than a boring T-shirt to represent her amazing summer vacation. You absolutely CANNOT MISS this brand new stage adaptation!

  • Run Dates Sept 7-23, 2018
  • Appropriate Ages All Ages
  • Duration 65 minutes
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Show dates and times

Friday, Sept. 7 at 7 pm
Saturday, Sept. 8 at 2 pm
Saturday, Sept. 8 at 5 pm
Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 pm
Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 pm
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 pm* ⁂
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 5 pm**
Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 pm
Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 pm
Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2 pm
Saturday, Sept. 22 at 5 pm
Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2 pm

Members receive FOUR
free tickets to this show!

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

Non-Member Tickets available after August 1 for $20 each.

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


Ticket Information

Show tickets are available at Will Call, if not picked up earlier.
Lobby doors will open 45 minutes prior to the show.
Tickets that have not been claimed five minutes prior to the show may be 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:
  • Kindergarten - 5th 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:
  • Friday, Sept. 7 at 10 am
  • Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 10 am
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10 am
  • Thursday, Sept. 13 at 1 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 14 at 10 am
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 10 am
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10 am
  • Thursday, Sept. 20 at 1 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 am
Field Trip Pricing:
  • Teachers are FREE!
  • $5.00 Students
  • $3.75 Students on Reduced Lunch Program
  • $2.75 Students on Free Lunch Program
  • $5.00 Adult Chaperones
  • Note: Tax will be added for out-of-state groups
Click here for online study guide

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Know Before You Go

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.


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

Parking is available for $2 in the parking 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.

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Always Be Opening: How Co-Commissions Shape New Work for Kids

Always Be Opening: How Co-Commissions Shape New Work for Kids

When Allison Gregory’s play Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt premiered at Oregon Children’s Theatre this past October, it came with some unexpected challenges, as all world premieres do. But unlike most playwrights unleashing a new play on the world, Gregory knew going in that she’d have at least six more chances to open it.

Based on the book series by Megan McDonald, Judy Moody is a co-commission between seven theatres for young audiences (TYAs): Oregon Children’s Theatre in Portland, Ore.; Bay Area Children’s Theatre in Oakland, Calif.; Orlando Repertory Theatre; First Stage Children’s Theater in Milwaukee; Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo, Md., the Rose Theater in Omaha, Neb., and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. All of the theatres contributed financially and artistically to the development of the play, and each theatre is giving the play its own production over the next year (Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s is currently running through May 27th).