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Ode to Toy

Written by Carina DuMarce & Jay Hayden

What happens when a new toy joins the toy box? Bella the Ballerina and Teddy the Teddy Bear welcome Milo, a new Wooden Duck. They teach Milo classic games like Jacks, Hide and Seek, and many more. These three heroes move very differently from one another and must find creative ways to play together as they forge a friendship. In this interactive show for very young children, Milo and the audience learn that play is more fun when everyone is included.

  • Run Dates OCT. 29 – NOV. 13, 2022
  • Appropriate Ages 2+
  • Duration 40 minutes
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Show dates and times

Saturday Oct. 29, 2022 at 10 am
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at 12 pm
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022 at 11 am
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022 at 10 am
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022 at 12 pm*
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022 at 11 am
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 at 10 am
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 at 12 pm
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022 at 11 am

Members receive discounted
tickets to this show!

Member tickets can be purchased by members for $1o each. (Regularly $17.)

Non-Member Tickets available after August 1 for $17 each.

Reservations Required. Tickets required for all attendees over 1 year of age.
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

First Stage: A small stage for big imaginations

The Rose is proud to offer young theater-goers a unique opportunity to experience the theater arts. Our FIRST STAGE productions are perfect for preschoolers, children with special needs or sensory needs or others who desire a gentler, more interactive and personal performance.


Our FIRST STAGE productions feature:

  • Interactions with performers
  • A smaller theater space where kids are part of the action
  • Flexible seating in chairs, on the floor, on benches, etc.
  • A “shush-free” environment
  • Minimal periods of darkness or loud sounds
  • A whole lot of imagination and fun!

The Rose’s Hitchcock Stage (a smaller theater space located on our 4th floor), allows children to become completely absorbed in the theatrical experience. We encourage their interaction with the performers and invite your family to tear down the fourth wall and become a part of the performance.

FIRST STAGE provides a way to nurture creative thinking and imagination
while inspiring both children and their parents.

Introduce your child to the magic of theater through FIRST STAGE!