Saturday, September 17, 2016

Goodnight Moon @RoseTheaterCo Review

We were super excited to make it out to The Rose Theater once again. It's such a great place to feel inspired. This time Goodnight Moon was showing.

I always like to get a photo of the boys by the poster for the musical or play.

The show started right on time. It's always good to be a little early, so we can pick our seats. Isaak wanted to sit in the balcony this time.

About Goodnight Moon:

It's 7 o'clock and time to go to sleep in The Great Green Room, but restless Bunny can't get to sleep. An Old Lady tries to help Bunny get to sleep, but has trouble doing so. His room comes to life with Mouse that sleeps under his bed, and other characters that jump out of a book and into his room. The cat with a fiddle, a red balloon, the telephone, clocks, dancing bears, socks, kittens, mittens, and a cow jumping over a moon are a few things Bunny encounters. Bedtime sure was entertaining!

Running Time:

September 2nd through the 18th. It's 60 minutes long without an intermission. Make sure if you have young ones with you they go to the bathroom before the show.

September 18 2 PM and 5 PM.

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:

If you missed it Shrek is coming to the theater soon!

Best for ages 5 and up. I thought preschoolers would have liked it as well!

Cast and Credits:

Boy/Bunny: Nick Knipe
Mouse/Dog/Baby Bear: Jessica Burrill-Logue
Puppeteer/Cow Head: Kimberlee Stone
Puppeteer/Cow Rear: Matthew Pyle
Tooth Fairy/Cat/Papa Bear: Ty Hebbert
Old Lady/Dish and Spoon/Mama Bear: Wendy Eaton

Director: Susann Suprenant
Musical Director: Jerry Brabec
Scenic Designer: Bill Van Deest
Lighting Designer: Laura Hensley
Choreographer: Sue Gillespie Booton
Production Stage Manager: Ashleigh-Dawn Kriegh-Flemming
Costume Designer: Sherri Geerdes
Sound Designer: Craig Moxon
Production Director: Erin Solemsaas
Technical Director: Greg Rishoi
Props Master: Christopher Dills
Scenic Charge: Lauren Crabtree
Master Carpenter: Robert Ortiz, Jackson Curtright
Lighting Apprentice: Rose Mormino
Stage Manager Apprentice: J.J. Jones
Scenic Apprentice/Run Crew: Megan Bolander

Sponsored By:

Children's Hospital, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Wells Fargo, Nebraska Arts Council, and Kiewit

What We Thought:

I never knew bedtime could be so entertaining. The characters sang, jumped, and danced around.

I liked the message that one can do whatever they set their minds too. The cow didn't think he/she could jump over the moon. The other characters convinced the cow that it could in fact jump over the shadow of the moon, which is jumping over the moon.

The voices always amaze me! I loved the Mouse/Dog/Baby Bear voice and Tooth Fairy/Cat/Papa Bear voice!

It's so wonderful that this is a classic story came to life on stage!

Disclaimer: I received tickets for the purpose of an honest review.


Mandy said...

I'm really shocked that they took this book and made it into a play … and one that doesn't make you fall asleep at that! Sounds like a fun day and awesome experience was had by all! :)

mail4rosey said...

So fun that they did a classic fave. I'd like this one too, I betcha.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love that book! I didn't know it was now a play.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That sounds really entertaining!

~ Noelle said...

This would be neat to watch. I always read it to Broxton at bedtime.
Reminds me, I should see what Savannah thinks about it.


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