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Curious George & the Golden Meatball

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

CURIOUS GEORGE TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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 this live musical delight. And this time George’s endless curiosity--and a big-hearted desire to help his neighborhood friend and chef, Luigi--takes him on a whirlwind, worldwide adventure to Europe for The Golden Meatball culinary competition. Come savor the laughs and adventure abound from abroad as George seeks to prove Luigi is the best chef in the whole world!

  • Run Dates Apr 20 - May 6, 2018
  • Appropriate Ages 4+
  • Duration 60 minutes

Show Program

Cast & Credits

Cast

Curious George – Anna Jordan
Man in the Yellow Hat – J. Isaiah Smith
Chef Pisghetti/Doctor/Delivery #3 – Aaron Mann
Phinneas/Painter #4/Delivery #4/Cook – Al Kroeten​
Netti/Painter #5/Delivery #5 – Jessica Logue​
Chef O’Malley/Cook/Delivery #6/Nurse – Kim Clark-Kaczmarek​
Doorman/Cook/American Tourist/Frankie Sidecar – Michael Miller​

 

Artistic & Production Credits

Director – Stephanie Jacobson​
Music Director – Jerry Brabec
Choreographer – Sue Gillespie Booton​
Costume, Hair & Makeup Designer – Erin Bragg​
Scenic Designer – Nevena Prodanovic
Lighting Designer – Matthew Benes​
Sound Designer – Christy Hernandez
Production Stage Manager – Meghan Boucher​
Production Director – Erin M. Solemsaas
Technical Director – Greg Rishoi​
Resident Costume Designer – Sherri Geerdes
Director of Lighting & Sound – Craig S. Moxon​
Resident Stage Manager – Lisa R. Krabbenhoft​
Resident Props Mistress – Devon Denn-Young​
Production Props Master/Run Crew – Saylor Novonglosky​
Scenic Charge Artist – Lauren Crabtree​
Master Carpenter – Jackson Curtright
Stitchers – Sherri Geerdes, Erin Bragg, Audio Helkuik

Anna Jordan (Curious George)

Anna Jordan (Curious George)

Anna is thrilled to be returning to the Rose stage after appearing in Van Gogh & Me, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Prancer, and Plastic Drastic. Anna received her Bachelor of Arts in acting and directing from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2015, where she directed a studio production of The Vagina Monologues, played Logainne Schwartzandgrubinerre in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and the titular role in Hedda Gabler, (Irene Ryan semi-finalist, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival). She has appeared in Nebraska Shakespeare on the Green for multiple seasons, in addition to their regional tour of As You Like It, and in A Midsummer Night’s Dream—a collaboration with the Omaha Symphony. From 2016 to 2017, Anna served as an actor-educator with RESPECT, a touring educational theatre company that teaches students about healthy relationships, and is currently a teaching artists for the Disney Musicals in Schools program with Omaha Performing Arts.

J. Isaiah Smith (Man in the Yellow Hat)

J. Isaiah Smith (Man in the Yellow Hat)

J. Isaiah Smith is an award winning actor and singer native to Omaha, NE. He has been doing theatre (professionally) for 3 years. J. Isaiah Smith was most recently seen in Madagascar: A Musical Adventure at The Rose, BOOB Girls at The Circle Theatre, and in the staged reading of Angels In America at The Omaha Community Playhouse. He has been nominated for BroadwayWorld’s Regional Awards and is a proud winner of The Freddy G Award at The Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Georgia for Outstanding performance by a male actor. J. Isaiah Smith, has worked with Kristen Chenoweth, Stephen Bray (Composer and Lyricist for The Color Purple), and Jason Michael Webb (Music Director of The Color Purple, Memphis, Billy Elliot), Brian Feinstein (Mimi Le Duck- Off Broadway), and Sammy Buck (Stinky Kids- Off Broadway). He is a published playwright, music composer and is currently hard at work on an original musical.

Aaron Mann (Chef Pisghetti)

Aaron Mann (Chef Pisghetti)

Al Kroeten​ (Phinneas/Painter #4/Delivery #4/Cook)

Al Kroeten​ (Phinneas/Painter #4/Delivery #4/Cook)

Alphonse Kroeten returns to The Rose after playing roles in Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Peter Pan, Harold & the Purple Crayon, The Berenstein Bears Save Christmas and The Wizard of Oz. He also played the Monkey in The Little Engine That Could Rose touring show. We are pleased to have him back on stage at The Rose!

Jessica Logue​ (Netti/Painter #5/Delivery #5)

Jessica Logue​ (Netti/Painter #5/Delivery #5)

Jessica is thrilled to return to The Rose stage. Recent Credits include: Wynken, Blynken & Nod, Babe The Sheep Pig, Huck Finn, Goodnight Moon, Anything Goes, Into The Woods, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Ragtime, Hello Dolly, and Guys & Dolls. She also has been the voice for commercials and videos in the metro and has worked with shows on CBS and the Discovery Channel. Jessica is a professional photographer in the Omaha area, and when not playing a small animal on stage she enjoys spending time with her own fuzzy little joys (adorable dwarf bunnies & guinea pigs), her two amazing artistic girls- Jules & Jocey, as well as remodeling her old 1967 Shasta Compact camper and knitting. She would like to thank her family & friends for always supporting her crazy dreams, allowing her dancing amongst the stars & helping forever find joy in the journey.

Kim Clark-Kaczmarek​ (Chef O’Malley/Cook/Delivery #6/Nurse)

Kim Clark-Kaczmarek​ (Chef O’Malley/Cook/Delivery #6/Nurse)

Kim Clark-Kaczmarek possesses a B.A. in theatre from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Master’s in Theatre from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Rose credits include: Maggie & Me, Babe the Sheep Pig, Prancer, Jackie and Me, A Little House Christmas and National Tours of Richard Scarcy's Busytown and Treasure Island. Kim is very involved, both on and off stage, in the Omaha theatre community including working with the Living Picture Project, Nebraska Shakespeare, Omaha Community Playhouse, Great Plains Theatre Conference, and Nebraska Repertory Theatre. She is a teaching artist for SNJ Studios, The Arts In Motion, Why ARTS and is on the artist roster for the Nebraska Arts Council Artists in Schools program. She and her husband, Anthony, are proud parents of little Stella.

Michael Miller​ (Doorman/American Tourist/Frankie Sidecar)

Michael Miller​ (Doorman/American Tourist/Frankie Sidecar)

Michael Miller has been a member of The Rose staff since 2011, having previously worked for Macon State College, Mercer University, Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha Performing Arts, El Museo Latino, and Omaha Boys and Girls Clubs. Michael is a Master Teacher with the Nebraska Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools program with a focus on creative drama and design residencies. He has an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a Masters degree in Non-Profit Management from UNO. He has directed Stellaluna and Other Tales, Elephant & Piggie: We Are In A Play and Leo Lionni’s Frederick on the main stage and Mouse on the Move as a part of The Rose’s First Stage Series. Michael has directed for the Teens ‘N’ Theater season, performed in Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, James and the Giant Peach, and the national tours of Frog and Toad, Richard Scarry’s BusyTown, and Treasure Island.

Stephanie Jacobson (Director)

Stephanie Jacobson (Director)

Stephanie is a full time Teaching Artist and the Director of Youth Productions at The Rose Theater. She previously directed George and Martha, Charlotte’s Web, A Child’s Garden of Verses and The Rose’s world premiere of The Grocer’s Goblin and The Little Mermaid as well as The Misfits, and Thumbelina: A New Friend’s Journey (which she wrote and directed). She appeared on stage as the Louise Ravoux in Van Gogh & Me, Mother in Pinkalicious, and Arrietty in The Borrowers, Frog in A Year with Frog and Toad, Gina in Big Nate, Irma Cody in Buffalo Bill’s Cowboy Band, Nancy in Ivy & Bean, Ida in Honk, and Kaa in The Jungle Book. Stephanie has her MFA in Acting from the University of Iowa, is a certified Yoga instructor, participated in the Diavolo Project: Nebraska, is a Dance Company Member of The UNO Moving Company and is a trained puppeteer specializing in shadow puppetry and Bunraku. She has presented and led workshops for Opera Omaha, UNO College of Education/ Celebration of The Young Child, The Nebraska State Education Continuing Education Department, Creighton University and the National LGBTQA College Conference. Before moving to Omaha, she lived in NYC where she worked with Liz Swados, Lee Bruer’s Mabou Mines, Taylor Mac and The Jim Henson Company. She would like to thank her Rose family, her husband Chad, son Finn, and Blue. Thank you, Rose Theater goers, for supporting this theater and arts for children in Omaha!

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A few minutes after the performance, our actors will conduct a Question & Answer session from the stage. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the scenery, costumes, special effects, and other aspects of the production. The actors may even have a question or two for you about the story.

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Some performers will be available after the show to say hello, pose in pictures, and sign their autographs for you. You can meet them on the mezzanine level right outside the entrance to our balcony level seats.

Accessibility

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Theater Location

The Rose is located in downtown Omaha at 2001 Farnam Street on the southwest corner of 20th & Farnam Streets.

Directions

From west Omaha, take I-80 East to 1-480 North and exit onto 20th Street. The Rose is located on Farnam Street, approximately three blocks south of the 20th Street exit.

Convenient Parking

Parking is available for $2 in the parking garage at 19th & Harney, courtesy of the Omaha Douglas Public Building Commission (1910 Harney St., Omaha, NE 68102).

Parking meters surrounding the theater are active from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with free parking available on Sundays and holidays.

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We all need a friend like George.

The little monkey travels across the ocean to give his chef pal the will to cook again in “Curious George : The Golden Meatball,” which opened Friday night at the Rose Theater.

It packs a lot of fun and feeling into 60 minutes. With music, movement and humor, it subtly but effectively teaches kids how to treat other people — one of my favorite things about most shows at the Rose.

BWW Review: CURIOUS GEORGE & THE GOLDEN MEATBALL Serves Up Fun

BWW Review: CURIOUS GEORGE & THE GOLDEN MEATBALL Serves Up Fun

I was curious to see The Rose Performing Arts production of CURIOUS GEORGE & THE GOLDEN MEATBALL, mostly because of the cast. Anna Jordan (most recently seen in Brigit Saint Brigit's THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and J. Isaiah Smith (Omaha Community Playhouse's PARADE) are cast as Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat. They don't disappoint. Jordan's uncanny ability to make us understand what she is saying even though she is speaking in "monkey" is impressive. So is the entire lineup of actors who sing and cavort through this extremely colorful enactment of the popular children's book series, "Curious George."