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Curious George: The Golden Meatball

Curious George: The Golden MeatballPUBLIC PERFORMANCES

September 21 – October 7, 2018

Fridays 7 p.m. | Saturdays 2 p.m. | Sundays 2 p.m.

$12.50 General ticket price
$10 for Arkansas Arts Center Members
$10 per person for groups of 10 or more
Children 2 years of age and under are free, however the child must remain in an adult’s lap at all times.


September 21 – October 5, 2018


Look out! Curious George is buzzing and bouncing with excitement. The Man with the Yellow Hat can hardly keep up. And why is this mischievous monkey so wound up? Because it’s Meatball Day! That’s the day George helps his great pal Chef Pisghetti make his extra special all-you-can-eat meatballs for crowds of hungry friends.

But something’s wrong. Where are the crowds? Slick-talking Phinneas T. Lightspeed has lured them away with his amazing new Meatballs-O-Matic machine. Poor Pisghetti is so heartbroken that he vows never to cook again.

Determined to lift his friend’s spirit and restore his culinary mojo, George launches a whirlwind adventure that carries him all the way to Rome—home of the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest.

This high-energy musical is based on the well-known and well-loved book series by H. A. and Margaret Rey.

Save the Dates

Friday, September 21 – Opening Night Celebration

After the show, enjoy a meet and greet with the cast, snacks and punch to celebrate the opening night of Curious George: The Golden Meatball!

Friday, September 28 – Pajama Night

Throw on those cute pajamas and join us at the Children’s Theatre for the 7 p.m. performance of Curious George: The Golden Meatball. Stickers are available at the Box Office before the show for children (and parents!) in pajamas.

Saturday, September 29 – ASL Performance 

There will be American Sign Language interpreters at the Saturday 2 p.m. performance of Curious George: The Golden Meatball. Visit the Box Office before the performance for seating assistance.

Music by John Kavanaugh

Book and Lyrics by Jeremy Desmon
Based on the books by Margaret and H. A. Rey and the Play Owned by Universal Stage Productions

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

Copyright © 2014 by Universal Studios. Curious George and related characters, created by Margaret and H.A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and used under license. "Curious George: The Golden Meatball" created by special arrangement with Universal Stage Productions and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Poster Illustration © David Hohn Illustration


Presented by

Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield


Season Sponsor

 Dr. Loren Bartole 'Family Foot Care'


Show Sponsors

Meredith and Graham Catlett

 Edafio Technology Partners

Cindy and Greg Feltus


Media Sponsor

 Little Rock Family



Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre is supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; the City of North Little Rock; The Shubert Foundation and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Business Hours: Mon – Fri 9 AM - 5 PM    Address: 2510 Cantrell Rd., P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137    Phone: 501.372.4000

Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: Arkansas Arts Center Foundation; City of Little Rock; City of North Little Rock; Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau;
and the Arkansas Arts Council, a division of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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