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Winnie the Pooh

Based on the book by A.A. Milne

Dramatized by le Clanche du Rand
Music by Allan J. Friedman
Lyrics by A.A. Milne and Kristin Sergel
Additional Lyrics by le Clanche du Rand

Join Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Christopher Robin’s other friends in this gentle adaptation of A.A. Milne’s classic stories. Winnie-The-Pooh spends his days searching for honey, doing his exercises, and playing with his best friends. One day, the group learns that a new animal will be moving into the forest, one that Rabbit fears might be dangerous -- a kangaroo! The group’s plan to avoid this bouncy animal changes when they actually meet Kanga and her child Roo and learn just how much fun new members of the community can be.

  • Run Dates Mar 22 - Apr 7, 2019
  • Appropriate Ages All Ages
  • Duration 65 minutes

Cast & Credits

Cast
Pooh – Carina DuMarce
Piglet – Stephanie Jacobson
Rabbit/Owl – Brian Guehring
Eeyore/Kanga – Kim Clark-Kaczmarek
Christopher Robin/Roo – Anna Jordan
Musician – Adam Sherrerd

Artistic/Production Credits
Director – Michael Miller
Scenic Designer – Lindsey Purvis
Costume Designer – Sherri Geerdes
Lighting Designer – Elton Wayne Bradley
Sound Designer – Christy Hernandez
Hair & Makeup Designer – Erin Bragg
Production Stage Manager – Lisa Krabbenhoft
Director of Production – Erin M. Solemsaas
Technical Director – Greg Rishoi
Director of Lighting and Sound – Craig S. Moxon
Props Master – Austin Watson
Resident Props Mistress – Devon Denn-Young
Scenic Charge Artist – Savannah Savick
Master Carpenter – Jackson Curtright
Run Crew – Jesse Groff
Load In Crew – Jesse Groff, Alphonse Kroeten, Nathan Scott
Stitchers – Sherri Geerdes, Erin Bragg, Audio Helkiuk, Jill Maenner

Carina DuMarce

Carina DuMarce

Pooh - Hello! Carina is so incredibly ecstatic to be sharing this story of "Winnie the Pooh" with you! Before moving to Omaha for a Teaching Artist Fellowship here at The Rose, Carina studied Theatre Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead with emphasis’ in Musical Theatre, Directing, and Technical Theatre. While living in the Fargo/Moorhead area, Carina has worked as a freelance Theatre Artist working both on and off stage! A few of her favorite projects would include performing in "Peter and The Starcatcher"
(Smee), stage managing "A Year with Frog and Toad", both at Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, as well as directing and choreographing "Bebop with Aesop!" at St. Joseph's Catholic School. Theatrical endeavors aside, you can find Carina "walking along, humming a little song, looking up at the sky, wondering if it will rain", or crying over photos of dogs wearing raincoats.
There are so many beautiful humans to thank! Including you! Enjoy the show!

Stephanie Jacobson

Stephanie Jacobson

Piglet -Stephanie is a full time Teaching Artist and the Director of Youth Productions at The Rose Theater. She previously directed "George and Martha", "Charlotte's Web", "Curious George" and The Rose’s world premiere of "The Grocer’s Goblin and The Little Mermaid", "The Misfits", "The Little Engine That Could", as well as her adaptation of "Thumbelina: Adventure Day". She appeared on stage as the Mother in "Pinkalicious", and Arrietty in "The Borrowers", Frog in "Frog and Toad", Kaa in "Jungle Book", Louise in "Van Gogh and Me" and Irma Cody in "Buffalo Bill’s Cowboy Band". She will be performing at The Bluebarn this spring in the Strangemen's movement and puppetry piece, "The Woodsman". Stephanie has her MFA in Acting from the University of Iowa, is a certified Yoga instructor, participated in the Diavolo Project: Nebraska and 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, Lee Bruer’s Mabou Mines, Taylor Mac and The Jim Henson Company. She would like to thank her Rose family, her husband Chad, son Finn, and Blue. Thank you Rose Theater goers for supporting this theater and arts for children in Omaha!

Brian Guehring

Brian Guehring

Rabbit/Owl - Brian Guehring is the Education Director /Playwright in Residence for The Rose and has been a member of the resident acting company here since 1999. He was most recently seen as Skipper in "Madagascar" and Lord Farquaad in "Shrek". Some of his favorite roles at the Rose include Toad in "A Year with Frog and Toad", Prince John/Will Scarlet in "Robin Hood", the Mouse King in "The Nutcracker", and Stepsister in the ballet "Cinderella". As the Education Director, Brian teaches after school, Saturday morning, and summer acting classes here at The Rose and annually directs the award winning teen theater troupe Pride Players. He has also written over 25 scripts for the company including "The Mysterious Case Files of Silver Cash, Money Detective", "The Grocer’s Goblin and The Little Mermaid", "The Misfits", "Where the Red Fern Grows", "The Super Adventures of Nutrition Man and Dr. Exercise", "Brave Little Tailor", and "The Bully Show". Brian's scripts have won several national and regional awards and have been produced by professional theater for young audiences and schools across the country. Brian is formerly served on the national board of directors of Theater for Young Audiences/USA and Pride Youth Theater Alliance.

Kim Clark-Kaczmarek

Kim Clark-Kaczmarek

Eeyore/Kanga - Kim Clark-Kaczmarek possesses a B.A. in theatre from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Master’s in Theatre from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Last season she was seen on The Rose stage in "Curious George and the Golden Meatball", "The Meaning of Maggie" and "Babe the Sheep Pig". She is very involved in the Omaha theatre community including working with Nebraska Shakespeare, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, The Rose, Omaha Community Playhouse and the Great Plains Theatre Conference. She works as a teaching artist for WhyARTS, SNJ Studios, Arts in Motion and is listed on the Artist Roster for the Nebraska Arts Council Artist in Schools.

Anna Jordan

Anna Jordan

Christopher Robin/Roo - Anna is thrilled to be returning to The Rose stage after appearing as Curious George in "Curious George & the Golden Meatball", as Adeline Ravoux in "Van Gogh & Me", and in "Madagascar: A Musical Adventure", "Prancer", and "Plastic Drastic". Anna received her Bachelor of Arts in acting and directing from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2015, where she played Logainne Schwartzandgrubinerre in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", and the titular role in "Hedda Gabler", (Irene Ryan semi-finalist, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival). She has appeared in Nebraska Shakespeare on the Green for multiple seasons, in addition to their regional tour of "As You Like It", and in "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"—a collaboration with the Omaha Symphony. From 2016 to 2017, Anna served as an actor-educator with RESPECT, a touring educational theatre company that teaches students about healthy relationships, and is currently a teaching artist for the Disney Musicals in Schools program with Omaha Performing Arts. Most recently, Anna appeared as Caroline in Lauren Gunderson's "I and You" at the BLUEBARN Theatre.

Adam Sherrerd

Adam Sherrerd

Musician - Adam Sherrerd lives in southwest Iowa and has two feet: one for tracing the pleasant presence of the present tense, the other firmly planted at the intersection of sound design and biology. He draws inspiration for his artistry through direct participation in the cycles and seasons of the wild, and through the power of music to nurture the spaces of joy and celebration, of grief and sorrow, and of praise and gratitude ― all of which we must reach for, across cultural boundaries, if we are to reclaim our original wholeness and participate fully in the revitalization of our world.

Michael Miller

Michael Miller

Director - Michael Miller has been a member of The Rose staff since 2011, having previously worked for Macon State College, Mercer University, Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha Performing Arts, El Museo Latino, and Omaha Boys and Girls Clubs. Michael is a Master Teacher with the Nebraska Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools program with a focus on creative drama and design residencies. He has an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a Masters degree in Non-Profit Management from UNO. He has directed "Stellaluna and Other Tales", "Elephant & Piggie: We Are In A Play" and Leo Lionni’s "Frederick" on the main stage and "Mouse on the Move" as a part of The Rose’s First Stage Series. Michael has directed for the Teens ‘N’ Theater season, performed in "Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse", "Curious George & The Golden Meatball", "James and the Giant Peach", and the national tours of "Frog and Toad", Richard Scarry’s "BusyTown", and "Treasure Island".

Show Photos

Show Program

Know Before You Go

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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.

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

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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

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.