Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Little Mermaid @RoseTheaterCo Review

I was super excited to find out that The Rose is showing Disney's The Little Mermaid.

It was one of my favorite Disney movies when I was younger. I liked all the characters. I could sing the songs over and over again. I think anyone can relate to Ariel's aspirations to be something she's not.  

The boys didn't know we were going. We left it a surprise. They figured it out as soon as we got there.

The Rose Performing Arts is located on 2001 Farnam Street Omaha, Nebraska 68102. Call 402-345-4849 for tickets. You can also visit their website: rosetheater.org

This was taken with my fisheye lens:

They have really cool environmental graphics on the side of their building. Their posters are under glass as well.

About the Play: 

Dive “Under the Sea” for a swimmingly good time as one of Disney’s all-time favorites splashes to life in this Broadway musical adaptation. 

Ariel is a bold young mermaid princess fascinated with the human world, in spite of the warnings of her father, King Triton, and her finny friends. When she makes a dangerous deal with Ursula, the Sea Witch, she begins a race against the setting sun to find true love. With all your favorite songs and an ocean’s worth of colorful characters, you will definitely want The Little Mermaid to be Part of Your World!

The Start:

There wasn't a set to look at when we first got there. They had the curtains closed. We went to the last rehearsal, so chances are that the actual shows have skits from one of the summer classes at The Rose Theater. 

There was live music below the stage. They were practicing when we came in to the theater area. My boys are always looking to see if the orchestra teacher is down there - from their school. She's been in a show at The Rose before.

Once the curtains opened up there was a lot to see. They showed what it was like under the sea, on the ship, and in the castle. 

Music by Alan Menken.

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glen Slater.

Book by Doug Wright.


June 3 - June 26
  • Friday, June 3 @ 7 PM
  • Saturday, June 4 @ 2 PM
  • Sunday, June 5 @ 2 PM.
  • Friday, June 10 @ 7 PM
  • Saturday, June 11 @ 2 PM
  • Sunday, June 12 @ 2 PM
  • Friday, June 17 @ 7 PM
  • Saturday, June 18 @ 2 PM
  • Sunday, June 19 @ 2 PM
  • Friday, June 24 @ 7 PM
  • Saturday, June 25 @ 2 PM
  • Sunday, June 26 @ 2 PM

Best suited for ages 5 and up. 

Mica (age almost 11) liked it. He smiled throughout the show. Isaak's (age 8) is in a stage where he doesn't care for anything girly. Somehow mermaids are for girls. I kept telling Isaak that there were mermen in it. I loved it, and I'm almost 40.

*Warning there is a section of the show where a storm occurs. They use strobe lights during this part. 


2 hours + intermission with refreshments 


Members: $23 main floor $18 balcony 

Non Members: $30 main floor $25 balcony 


There are several metered parking spots, active from 9 AM to 9 PM, Monday through Saturday. The cost is $.25 per hour, or $10 per day. Metered parking is free on Sundays and holidays. 

Free parking is available in the Wells Fargo parking lot on the northwest corner of 20th and Farnam Streets on weekends and after 5:30 PM on weeknights. 


Arial - Torisa Walker
Prince Eric - Marcel A. Daly 

Grimsby - Kevin Olsen
Scuttle - Bill Grennan
Flounder - Grace Titus
King Triton - Joe Dignoti
Sebastian - Camellia Yvonne Watkins
Flotsam - Joseph T. O'Connor
Jetsam - Jonathan Smith
Ursula - Heather Wilhelm
and more...

Artistic and Production Credits: 

Director - Matthew Gutschick
Musical Director - Kevin Smith
Scenic Designer - Tim McMath
Choreographer - Sue Gillespie Booton
Lighting Designer - Craig Moxon
Production Stage Manager - Ashleigh-Dawn Kriegh-Fleming
Costume Designer - Sherri Geerdes
and more... 

After the shows they have a question answer time with the cast. They even mention to email them. The Rose has really cool kid's programs. I like them more than the adult ones. There are facts and games in it. There's a spot for Autographs for the end of the show.

I think any show that The Rose Theater has is great for kids. My boys just love going there!

Disclaimer: I received tickets for free of charge from The Rose Theater.


Cascia Talbert said...

I love the Little Mermaid too. I bet it was a fabulous show.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Little Mermaid will always be one of my favorite tales. I'd love to see a live version of the play!

mail4rosey said...

How fun that you got to see it live. I'd enjoy that performance too.

~ Noelle said...

Your boys get to do so many cool things!! I hope they realize how lucky they are :)
I would love to see the Little Mermaid live, bet it was awesome.
I want to take Broxton to a puppet show this year.


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