Come one, come all, an all-you-can-eat meatball extravaganza is coming to the Eismann Center in Richardson! Join Curious George, the lovable little monkey on an adventure the whole family will love.

Curious George: The Golden Meatball, a new musical based on the books by Margaret and H.A. Rey, features a book by Jeremy Desmon with original music by John Kavanaugh. This Theatreworks USA production is directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Broadway’s Ragtime, Theatreworks USA’s Seussical). The show features costumes by Tracy Christenson (Lortel nominee for Theatreworks’ Seussical) with sets by Michael Schweikardt.

All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day—a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away. Something pretty big. And that “something” was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs O’Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest…in Rome.

With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns more about Rome…and meatballs…and the “secret ingredient” to cooking, than he’d ever imagined! Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical.

Curious George: The Golden Meatball will be shown on Sunday, January 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Hill Performance Hall at the Eisemann Center at 2351 Performance Dr. in Richardson, TX. The show is being presented by the Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series.

Curious George: The Golden Meatball

When: Sunday, January 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Hill Performance Hall at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson, Texas.

Tickets: From $13–$23 and are available online at or by calling the Eisemann Center Ticket Office at 972.744.4650. (The Ticket Office is open from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday–Saturday and one hour before performances. Group discounts for 10 or more are available by calling 972.744.4657.)

Photo: Courtesy of Theatreworks USA

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