For more than 30 years, the Rose Theater Guild has supported the efforts of The Rose with a group of dedicated volunteers who raise funds and awareness for our programming. The Guild has raised more than $1.5 million since 1985, directly supporting our mission of enriching the lives of young people and their families through live theaters and arts education. All funds raised by The Rose Guild directly support The Rose Theater and its wide array of programs. The Guild is fortunate to have members who make it possible to support such a wonderful agency that is both a cornerstone in Omaha’s history and a thriving center for children’s education and entertainment.
The following are Guild staple events and activities that patrons may see throughout the season:
Annual Gala – Rockin’ Rosie
Rockin’ Rosie is the Rose Guild’s annual fundraising event, typically hosted in early Spring. Each year “Rosie” rocks a different theme and attendees let out their inner performer by dressing up and cutting loose. The event offers dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, fun and fabulous fundraising. Learn more about Rockin’ Rosie!
Rosebud membership is a unique opportunity for children to help support the fun and fundraising efforts of The Rose Guild. Rosebud members are recognized in The Rose’s main stage show programs, receive a pre-selected gift from the Guild Boutique at each show, and are invited to two exclusive events each season where they can tour the sets and meet the actors. Learn more about signing your child up for Rosebuds.
Become a Guild Member
The Guild year commences in August and largely wraps-up in May of each year. As a Guild member, you’ll be assigned a role within the Guild itself as well as an event committee for the annual Rockin’ Rosie Gala.
Interested in learning more about the Guild? Interested in joining the Guild? Please submit the form below.
An acrobat performs at the 2018 Rose gala, Rosie Rocks the Big Top.
Photo Credits: Debra Kaplan
Rockin’ Rosie is the Rose Guild’s annual fundraising event, typically hosted in early Spring. Each year “Rosie” rocks a different theme and attendees let out their inner performer by dressing up and cutting loose. The event offers dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, fun and fabulous fundraising.
In 2020, Rosie gave us a night at the Masquerade! In 2021, Rosie Rocked Wonderland – through a socially distanced online giving campaign. In 2022, we’re excited for Rosie to gather in-person again on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Check here for more event details.
Rose Theater Boutique
Our boutique is sponsored through a generous donation from Oriental Trading. Additionally, we offer snacks and bottled water which patrons can enjoy in the theater during the show. Be sure to pitstop by the boutique before the show or during intermission to grab a fun themed keepsake – the boutique inventory changes with each show!
The boutique accepts cash (preferred) and credit card. Credit cards can be processed through a QR code form on your smartphone (new in 2021!) or through the box office. We hope to see you at the boutique during your next visit!
Other Rose Theater Guild Events & Activities
Adult & Youth Fundraisers
The Rose Theater Guild presents Suspense on Stage – Clue Live! Please join us Saturday, January 15th at 7:30 pm at the Rose Theater in downtown Omaha (2001 Farnam St.). Click here to purchase your tickets.
We’ll share more information on the 2021-2022 “Friend”raisers as the Guild plans.
In the past, the Guild has hosted a fun Elf-themed event for the Youth Friendraiser as well as a night of the mystery game, Clue, in the Rose Theater for the adults!
All Guild members are invited to attend the board meetings on the second Monday of most months, August to May, at our Rose Studios for Youth Artists 12202 West Center Rd., Omaha, NE 68144. Lunch and social begin at 11:30 am followed by as 12:00 pm meeting. Meetings generally last 1 hour.
Keep an eye on our social media to learn about the upcoming restaurant days. You simply dine out with your family on a specific day where the Guild has a partnership, and the theater receives a percentage of your purchase!
Rosebud membership is $20 per child (under the age of 18). To sign your child(ren) up, please visit here.
Note: Rosebud membership does not include show tickets. Show tickets must be purchased through the Rose Theater.
Donate to the Guild
Donations to the Guild help support events and resources used to fundraise for the Rose Theater. Is Rockin’ Rosie your favorite date night of the year? Or perhaps a volunteer commitment on the Guild itself isn’t feasible for your schedule? Consider showing support – donations can be made here.
OFFICIAL FUN SPONSOR OF THE ROSE THEATER:
Current Guild Members
Meet the 2021-2022 Guild
Guild Exec Board | Bethany Banister ˖ Sarah Volpone ˖ Cat Enenbach ˖ Ashley Rich ˖ Steph Drewnowski ˖ Jenny Richardson ˖ Jen Schroen ˖ Jennifer Peters ˖ Chloe Firestone
Rockin’ Rosie Chairs | Megan Horn ˖ Jessica Holdenried ˖ Kate Pitschka ˖ Kerri Lewis
Guild Members | Annie Linberg ˖ Carly Turner ˖ Molly Junge ˖ Jaynee Tyler ˖ Sarah Macdissi ˖ Molly O’Tool ˖ Michelle Epstein ˖ Jacquelyn Alexander ˖ Alexa Mead ˖ Stephanie Poots ˖ Karly Daniel ˖ Lindsey Audino ˖ April Hansen ˖ Tina Spatz ˖ Chrissy Pruit ˖ Hunter Taylor ˖ Nicole Rennels ˖ Haley Lubeck ˖ Christin Merwald ˖ Alyson Manning ˖ Melissa Rush ˖ Alicia Dittenber