Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful musical.

All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day comes just once a year. George has been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday!  On Meatball Day, George helps his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd.

But this year, the crowd has vanished! Something is keeping people away. Something pretty big.  And that something is Phineas 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,  meatballs and the secret ingredient to cooking!

Approximate Running Time: 50 Minutes
Recommended Ages: Pre-K through 3

Curriculum Connections

  • Communication and Language Arts
  • Music
  • Relationships and Family


  • Friendship
  • Community
  • Travel
  • Food

Fun Fact

Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge directed the Broadway revival of Ragtime.

Original Credits

Music by John Kavanaugh
Book and Lyrics by Jeremy Desmon
Vocal Arrangements by Sariva Goetz
Scenic Design by Michael Schweikardt
Costume Design by Tracy Christenson
Original Direction and Choreography by Marcia Milgrom Dodge