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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.

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
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Show dates and times

Friday, Apr. 20 - 7 pm
Saturday, Apr. 21 - 2 pm
Saturday, Apr. 21 - 5 pm
Sunday, Apr. 22 - 2 pm
Friday, Apr. 27 - 7 pm
Saturday, Apr. 28 - 2 pm* ⁂
Saturday, Apr. 28 - 5 pm**
Sunday, Apr. 29 - 2 pm
Friday, May 4 - 7 pm
Saturday, May 5 - 2 pm
Saturday, May 5 - 5 pm
Sunday, May 6 - 2 pm

* ASL interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided
** Sensory-friendly show
⁂ Audio description services for the blind are provided

Members receive FOUR
free tickets to this show!

Additional tickets can be purchased by members for $12 each. (Regularly $20.)

Reservations Required. CALL 402.345.4849 or click the “Purchase Tickets” button above.
(Members may now reserve their free member tickets online.)



Ticket Information

Show tickets are available at Will Call, if not picked up earlier.
Lobby doors will open 45 minutes prior to the show.
Tickets that have not been claimed five minutes prior to the show may be released or sold.

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Field Trip Info


Best for Grades:
  • Pre-K - 4th Grade
  • Being curious can be fun and surprising
  • Helping and supporting your friends
  • Communicating without words
State Requirements:
  • Retelling information from narrative text
  • Making connections between characters or events in narrative and informational text, to own life or other cultures
  • Describing how people’s actions affect others
Field trip dates and times:
  • April 20th at 10 am Less than 100 seats remaining!
  • Tues. April 24th at 10 am SOLD OUT
  • Wed. Apr. 25th at 10 am SOLD OUT
  • Thur. April 26th at 10 am SOLD OUT
  • Thur. April 26th at 1 pm SOLD OUT 
  • Fri. April 27th at 10 am SOLD OUT
  • Tues. May 1st at 10 am
  • Tues. May 1st at 1 pm JUST ADDED!
  • Wed. May 2nd at 10 am SOLD OUT
  • Thus. May 3rd at 10 am SOLD OUT
  • Thus. May 3rd at 1 pm
  • Fri. May 4th at 10 am SOLD OUT
  Field Trip Pricing:
  • Teachers are FREE!
  • $5.00 Students
  • $3.75 Students on Reduced Lunch Program
  • $2.75 Students on Free Lunch Program
  • $5.00 Adult Chaperones
  • Note: Tax will be added for out-of-state groups
Click here for online study guide

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Show Program

Cast & Credits


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

Know Before You Go

Join Our Post-Performance Q&A Session!

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.

Meet the Cast & Get an Autograph!

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.


Everyone deserves a chance to experience the magic of theater. Performances are open to children and family members of all abilities. Click here to learn more about accessibility at The Rose.

Theater Location

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


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.