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The Sound of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp

The world's most beloved musical bursts onto The Rose stage, alive with The Sound of Music! With songs such as "Edelweiss" and "Do-Re-Mi," this final collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein was destined to win the hearts of audiences worldwide! When Maria is dispatched from the convent to serve as governess to the seven children of the Von Trapp family, her arrival is met with resistance. But, Maria's soaring spirit and love for music is a winning combination that helps the family unite as they face the threat of a Nazi-occupied Austria.

  • Run Dates June 5 - 21, 2020
  • Appropriate Ages All Ages
  • Duration 2 hours + intermission

“When the dog bites, when the bee stings,
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don’t feel so bad!”

Dear Rose Audience,

We know that we have all had to face many disappointments this spring. We regret that due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we will be unable to bring you our production of The Sound of Music; this production has been cancelled due to coronavirus and social distancing requirements.

We would like to offer you three options for compensation for your Sound of Music tickets:

  • Convert your tickets into a donation to The Rose Theater.
    If you are able, we would welcome the donation of your tickets to help support The Rose and keep #OmahaStrong in this uncertain time. It is through your generosity that we can assure The Rose’s future as an important cultural icon in the Omaha community. We will be happy to send you a tax receipt for this donation.
  • Receive a credit on your Rose account.
    We can also credit your account for the amount of your tickets, to be used for future purchases with The Rose. You may transfer the price of your tickets to be used towards a 2020-21 Rose membership, or for tickets to the 2020 holiday production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella or our exciting 2021 summer musical (which will be announced soon).
  • Receive a refund for the total price paid for your tickets via mail.
    If you prefer, we can also process a refund for you, if that is in the best interest of your family. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process.

Whatever option is best for your family, please notify The Rose Box Office at (402) 345-4849 or about your preference by Friday, May 1. Please note that due to limited staff, our response time may be longer than usual.

The stage lights at The Rose may be dimmed right now during this uncertain time of the global pandemic, but we look forward to the day when our seats are again filled with happy families, spending quality time together, roaring with laughter at the madcap adventures unfolding on stage.

But rest assured, this is just an intermission!

The show will go on. Even now, we are busy planning a fun and exciting slate of shows for your family to enjoy in 2020-21. The lights will again shine bright on our stage, and we cannot wait to welcome you back to The Rose. It won’t be long before this crisis has ended and the lights of The Rose again glow as a new production bursts to life onstage. And when it does, we can’t wait to welcome you back to The Rose.

Until that day, we hope your family is safe and well. We will see you again soon!


Know Before You Go


Cookies, soft drinks and water will be sold during the intermission of this show. Each item costs $1. Food and drinks must be consumed during intermission; food and drink is not permitted in the auditorium.

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.