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Bob Marley's Three Little Birds

Based on a story by Cedella Marley
Music & Lyrics by Bob Marley
Adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt
Arrangements, Orchestrations, Additional Music & Lyrics by John L. Cornelius, II

BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS is produced by arrangement with Concord Theatricals,

Featuring such Bob Marley classics as “One Love” and “Jammin”, "Three Little Birds" transports you to a tropical paradise for this modern musical folktale. Ziggy is afraid to leave the house because of tropical storms, evil spirits, and the sneaky, hair-grabbing trickster, Duppy. But with the help of a few feathered friends, Ziggy will learn that “every little thing is gonna be alright!”

  • Run Dates FEB 23 - MAR 10, 2024
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Members Receive Rose members receive FREE tickets to this show!
  • Ticket Price $30

Show Sponsors

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds Photo

Cast & Credits


  • Ziggy – Kevin Jones
  • Nansi – Nyarok (Rayn) Tot
  • Duppy – Corbin Vitrell Griffin
  • Doctor Bird – Dex Arbor
  • Cedella / Montego – Michelle J. Bester
  • Tacoomah – Zoella Sneed

Artistic & Production Credits

  • Director – Kathy Tyree
  • Music Director – Justin Payne
  • Choreographer – LaTryce Anderson
  • Stage Manager – Grace Luis
  • Scenic Designer – Reiko Huffman
  • Costume Concept – Valerie St. Pierre Smith
  • Hair & Makeup Designer – Zach Kloppenborg
  • Lighting Designer – Matt Benes
  • Assistant Lighting Designer – Sierra Smith
  • Sound Designer/Engineer – Christy Hernandez
  • Cultural Consultant – Debra Ehrhardt
  • Run Crew – Kenzie Jensen
  • Wardrobe Crew – Ransom
  • Artistic Director – Matt Gutschick
  • Director of Production – Sarah Buck
  • Director of Strategy and Community Impact – Kathy Tyree
  • Technical Director – Jackson Curtright
  • Props Mistress – Devon Denn-Young
  • Resident Lighting Designer & Lead Electrician – Matt Benes
  • Resident Sound Designer & Audio Engineer – Christy Hernandez
  • Resident Stage Manager – Meghan Boucher
  • Scenic Charge Artist – Trent Grooms
  • Costume & Makeup Director – Zach Kloppenborg
  • Costume Shop Manager – Katie Greves
  • Production Technician – Ren Walther
  • Stage Management Apprentice – Erin McNeley-Phelps
  • Electrics/Audio Apprentice – Sierra Smith
  • Swing Tech – Aiden Carman
  • Drapers – Katie Greve, Zach Kloppenborg
  • Stitchers – Katie Greve, Seana Holmes, Zach Kloppenborg
Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Ziggy -

Kevin is thrilled to have his Rose Theater debut in Three Little Birds. Kevin is born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and first began doing theater in high school. This past year he did one of his favorite shows Dreamgirls, also directed by Kathy Tyree. He is honored to be able to be under her guide once again, and to share the stage with such talent.

Previous Credits:
• Choir Boy, Benson Theater 2022
• Beautiful, OCP 2023

Nyarok (Rayn) Tot

Nyarok (Rayn) Tot

Nansi -

Nyarok Tot is a multidisciplinary artist from Omaha, NE and this is their first show at the Rose Theatre. After spending much of her high school career involved in musical theatre and choir, Nyarok first made their community theatre debut in the ensemble of "Dreamgirls!" at the Omaha Community Playhouse last spring. Nyarok is so excited to deepen their artistry and creativity while also being a source of representation for Black children interested in the arts across Omaha. In her free time, you can find Nyarok painting, performing original music, cooking delicious meals, or spending time out in nature.

Corbin Vitrell Griffin

Corbin Vitrell Griffin

Duppy -

“Duppy” is played by Corbin Vitrell Griffin. Corbin has been in several memorable readings and on stage productions. With this show he hopes to inspire new and upcoming youth artists to be creative and be themselves. He made his debut at the Benson Theater in April of 2022 as “David” in Choir Boy. After finishing Arthur & Friends Make a Musical as “Arthur” this past September, he couldn’t wait to be back on stage! He currently works as a full-time caregiver and hopes to work in theater full time in the near future! He thanks everyone who has supported him along the way!

Dex Arbor

Dex Arbor

Doctor Bird -

Dex Arbor is a hip-hop artist making his musical theater debut in Three Little Birds. Listening to Bob Marley while growing up in Nebraska helped him connect with his Caribbean roots. He embraces the spirit of reggae because he loves performing music that is both fun and enlightening. Dex is also an urban farmer growing vegetables like greens, beans and okra.

Michelle J. Bester

Michelle J. Bester

Cedilla / Montego / Great Aunt African Bird -

Michelle is beyond thrilled to make her Rose Theater debut! As a Bellevue native, it’s an honor to perform within her community. You might recognize her from her last production, Dreamgirls, as an ensemble member at the Omaha Community Playhouse. While previously living in Chicago, she had the honor to perform with various equity theaters. When she’s not performing, she loves exploring her love of fashion and traveling. Michelle would like to thank all of her family and friends for their support to follow her dreams, and most importantly God for giving her this opportunity! @ms_bester

Zoella Sneed

Zoella Sneed

Tacoomah -

Zoella Sneed (she/her) is an Actor & Teaching Artist based in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska. She has recently been seen in productions such as Giraffes Can’t Dance (Elephant) and Cinderella (Ella) at The Rose, Macbeth (Weird Sister) at The Bluebarn, and additional theatrical projects with Great Plains Theatre Commons and The Shirley Tyree Theater.

When she's not on the stage, she can be found in classrooms all over Omaha introducing the magic of theatre to young people. She wants to give love to her family in Des Moines, her Omaha chosen family, and her wonderful fiance for uplifting her in all of the stories she tells both onstage and off.

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds Photo

Promo Photos

Kevin Jones as Ziggy and Nyarok (Rayn) Tot in The Rose Theater’s production of BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS, playing February 23 – March 10, 2024.

Photographer: Audrey Wardian
Studio: Luli Creative House