Welcome to SEASON SPOTLIGHT! Here we will take an in-depth look at the shows in the 2017-18 season and give you a little insight into what you can expect in the upcoming season.
April 20 – May 6, 2018
Based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey
and the play owned by Universal Stage Productions.
Music by John Kavanaugh.
Book & lyrics by Jeremy Desmon.
Everyone’s favorite little monkey and his trusty human companion, The Man with the Yellow Hat, bring their fun-filled friendship to The Rose stage in Curious George and the Golden Meatball.
Curious George and the Golden Meatball finds George looking forward to Meatball Day. The inquisitive monkey helps his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious homemade meatballs, but is disappointed to find the throngs of meatball lovers eager to try out the product of inventor Phinneas T. Lightspeed’s Meatballs O’Matic machine instead. Hoping to cheer up his culinary buddy, George goes on a mission around the world to enter Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome. In the process, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure where he learns about Rome — and meatballs — and the “secret ingredient” to cooking.
Rose artist educator Stephanie Jacobson — highly regarded for the playfulness and childlike innocence she has brought to productions such as Thumbelina, The Grocer’s Goblin & the Little Mermaid and A Child’s Garden of Verses — will direct the cast of Curious George and the Golden Meatball. Jacobson says audiences can expect a fun, acrobatic and highly-physical show that will include dancing, music and aspects of clowning.
Curious George and the Golden Meatball runs 60 minutes without an intermission. It will be presented Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 2 and 5 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Interpretation for the hearing impaired and audio description services for the blind will be offered at the 2 pm show on Saturday, April 28. A sensory-friendly show will be presented on Saturday, April 28 at 5 pm. The cross-cultural culinary adventure features lessons on helping and supporting friends best suited for children ages four and up.