The Rose Theater Announces Show Lineup for New 2022-23 Season

A mix of traditional favorites, cartoon characters, modern myths and fractured fairy tales will make up The Rose Theater’s ( 2022-23 season.

The 2022 season will open August 26 with the cartoon-turned-musical smash, The SpongeBob Musical, which finds the irreverently square sponge on an adventure to save the world. The SpongeBob Musical is just one of six shows included with a Rose membership. Highlights of the membership program includes the world premiere of Popularity Coach, written by Rose playwright-in-residence Brian Guehring; The Lightning Thief, a musical based on the popular Percy Jackson book series; a one-woman touring production, Havana Hop; and two books based on popular, award-winning children’s literature: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and Last Stop on Market Street. In addition, members receive discounts to The Rose’s two premium event shows – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Disney’s Beauty and The Beast – as well as the two First Stage shows for Pre-K audiences – Ode to Toy and Firefly.

Rose memberships for the 2022-23 season are now on sale and offer one of the area’s best values for family entertainment. For $105, a family of four has the opportunity to see six Rose mainstage performances, a value that is less than $5 per ticket.

The Rose Theater remains dedicated to its mission of inspiring young people and their families to discover the magic of theater, to find their voices, and enrich their communities. For more information about The Rose Theater’s 2022-23 season, visit