Last week, my kiddos and I saw the play Curious George: The Golden Meatball at the Children’s Theatre at the Arkansas Art’s Center. My kids love watching Curious George on PBS. So we thought this would be a fun show to watch and we were not disappointed. My kids and I loved the show.
This was the 4th play that we have seen at the Children’s Theatre. And I really like that you never know what to expect from the plays at the Children’s Theatre. For example, Curious George: the Golden Meatball is a musical. The first play that we watched, The Snow Day, utilized lots of overhead shadow puppetry along with spoken character dialogue. While the second show that we watched, Junie B Jones, was a comedy that relied solely on characters acting and spoken dialogue. However, the third play that we watched, Stone Soup, was completely narrated by an offstage narrator and the onstage characters acted out the narration without speaking a single word.
Each of these plays was presented in a totally different way. And we enjoyed each of these plays at The Children’s Theatre. So I really should not have been surprised that they could present Curious George as a musical. The show features George and of course The Man with the Yellow Hat too. Along with some of our other favorite characters from the show like Chef Pisghetti and the Doorman.
As the name of the show suggests this play is all about meatballs!!! Chef Pisghetti invites George to his restaurant and teaches him how to make meatballs for Meatball Day. But there is a new competitor in town who wows Chef Pisghetti’s usual crowd with his meatball machine. This leaves Chef Pisghetti sad and he vows to give up cooking. But don’t worry, you already know George will be there for his friend to help him out. I don’t want to give away too much and ruin the show. So I’ll stop right here, but just now it’s a great story.
The music, singing, and acting from the Curious George: The Golden Meatball is wonderfully entertaining. Seriously, it’s been a few days since we watched the play and I’m still signing “Go monkey, Go”…lol.
If your kids love watching Curious George on PBS. I’m sure they will really enjoy Curious George: The Golden Meatball at the Arkansas Art’s Center Children’s Theatre. The show is playing now through October 7th. Head over to the Arkansas Art’s Center website to find out more information like show dates, times, and ticket prices.