Artisan Theatre

Artisan Children’s Theater proudly presents

Curious George

The Golden Meatball

Music by John Kavanaugh
Book and Lyrics by Jeremy Desmon
Based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey and the Play,

Owned by Universal Stage Productions


Directed by Natalie Burkhart

Choreography by Jennifer Leyva

Music Direction by Noël Clark


Everyone's favorite mischievous monkey and his friend in the yellow hat sing and dance up a storm in this adventure-filled musical.


CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL runs April 6, 2018 through April 28, 2018.


           Hurst, Texas, April 3, 2018- Artisan Children’s Theater proudly presents CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL at its 148 seat Second Stage facility.  The theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst.  The show runs Friday, April 6, 2018 through Saturday, April 28, 2018.  Performances are Fridays at 5:00pm and Saturdays at 10:00am and 12:00pm. Additional performances April 17 and 24 at 10:00am and 12:00pm and April 10 and 27 at 12:00pm. Reserved seating tickets are $7.00 for children 12 and under and $11.00 for adults.  The box office number is 817-284-1200.  More information can be found on the website


Join Curious George, the inquisitive, lovable monkey-star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show in a brand new musical. Curious George: The Golden Meatball is a loveable adventure, specifically designed for young audiences, that is sure to leave them singing and swinging down the aisles.

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!


CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL will be interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on April 13 at 5:00pm.



Artisan Children’s Theater now provides STUDY GUIDES for educational trips and groups to assist in classroom discussions. Call the A.C.T. box office to book your field trip today! (Group rates available for 15 or more.)



Curious George - Jimmy Jones, Nicholas Robinson

Man with the Yellow Hat - Hayden Casey

Chef Pisghetti - Seth Burris, John Estes

Phinneas T. Lightspeed - Nathanael Clark, Patrick Ramsey

Netti - Allison Perilman, Caulder Stapleton

Doorman - Genevieve Cooper, Piper Daniel



Who:              Artisan Children’s Theater, a 148 seat thrust stage facility

What:             CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL presented by Artisan Children’s Theater

When:           April 6-April 28, 2018

Where:          444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053

Director:       Natalie Burkhart

Showtimes:  Fridays at 5pm and Saturdays at 10am and 12pm. Additional performances April 17 and 24 at 10am and 12pm and April 10 and April 27 at 12pm.

Tickets:          Reserved seats: $7 for children 12 and under, $11 for adults.

Reservations: Call 817-284-1200; or order online at

Contact:        Natalie Burkhart, 817.690.0376,


Photographer – Al Smith

Featured in Photo 1 (left to right) – Hayden Casey as The Man with the Yellow Hat and Jimmy Jones as Curious George


Coming next to Artisan Children’s Theater is


Peter Pan, Jr.

June 9-July 14, 2018

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