The Rose Theater ( presents the world premiere production of Popularity Coach, an original play which offers a humorous look at a heavy question asked by kids everywhere: how do you find your way among your peers and yet stay true to who you are? Popularity Coach will run from October 7-23 and lasts approximately 75 minutes.

Popularity Coach follows Cooper and Mia, two grade schoolers, as they attempt to fit in among their peers. Cooper is just not like the sports-playing, superhero-loving boys in his class. Mia also finds it challenging to be friends with her female classmates. When a popular seventh grader named Blake offers to be their “popularity coach”, Cooper and Mia sign up, hoping maybe they will finally figure out how to win friends. But will Blake’s slick lessons on “How To Be Popular” make matters better…or worse?

Rose members receive free tickets to this production. Visit for a full calendar of show dates and times, as well as ticket information, show photos, and more.

The Rose Theater is committed to making the arts accessible to all children, providing opportunities for thousands of children throughout the community to attend shows and participate in classes each year. Over the course of a year, approximately 70,000 people attend the public performances held at the theater, and nearly 30,000 students attend field trip shows annually. For more information, go to