The Rose Theater Celebrates 70 Years, Announces 2019-20 Season

The Rose Theater ( is celebrating 70 years in Omaha with a season that blends audience favorites with world premieres and celebrity appearances, ultimately paying tribute to The Rose’s founder Emmy Gifford and her vision of revolutionary children’s theater for local families. Although Gifford passed away in 1997, her vision lives on in the work being done at The Rose. In the 2019-20 season, the theater’s Mainstage and First Stage productions will focus on stories that inspire young people to find their own voice, their own inner strength and their own sense of self.

The complete 2019-20 season includes: (Member Shows) Go, Dog. Go!, August 30 – September 15; The Cat in the Hat, September 27 – October 13, 2019; Ella Enchanted, October 25 – November 10, 2019; The Diary of Anne Frank, February 28 – March 15, 2020; Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience, March 27 – April 11, 2020; Corduroy, April 24 – May 10, 2020; (Premium Shows) Elf: The Musical, November 29 – December 22, 2019; The Sound of Music, June 5–21, 2020; (Special Event Show) Howie D: Back in the Day, January 31 – February 16, 2020; (First Stage Shows) A Bucket of Blessings, October 12 – November 3, 2019; and The Little Engine That Could, February 15 – March 8, 2020.

The Rose Theater, located at 2001 Farnam St., remains dedicated to its mission of enriching the lives of children and families through live theater and arts education. Visit for a full list of tickets and pricing. Contact Kori Radloff with any questions at (402) 502-4641 /