Friday, March 1, 2019

Curious George Comes To The Growing Stage

The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong presents the musical production of CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL.  The show runs March 15th through 31st with performances Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 PM and a special Opening Night Performance, March 15th at 7:30PM followed by a post-show reception.  Featuring Music by John Kavanaugh and Book & Lyrics by Jeremy Desmon, this production is directed by Danny Campos, TGS Theatre Artist and Audience Development Director with Musical Direction by Stephen Fox and Choreography by Jillian Petrie.

In CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL, 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 had vanished! Something is keeping people away… something pretty big. And that something is 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!  Join Curious George, the inquisitive, lovable monkey-star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show in a brand new musical adventure, specifically designed for young audiences, that is sure to leave them singing and swinging down the aisles.

CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL features the talents of six professional performers in the cast.  Returning to the Palace are Growing Stage favorites: Davis Cameron Lemley (Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, The Wizard of OZ) of Cedar Grove, NJ, as Chef Pisghetti; Jenna Morris (Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, The Wizard of OZ) of Hoboken, NJ, as Netti and making their Growing Stage debut are Will Brockman of Dover, NJ, as Man In the Yellow Hat; Gregory Banks of East Brunswick, NJ as Phinneas; Melody Lieberman of Parsippany, NJ as Doorman and Sara Giacomini of South Bound Brook, NJ as George.

Ticket prices are $28 for adults, $22 for seniors and $18 for children.  To purchase tickets, please visit or call (973) 347-4946.  Group rates are available. 

Sensory Friendly Performance – On March 24th at 1PM, The Growing Stage will present its first sensory friendly performance.  At this performance, enjoy high-quality live entertainment in a safe, supportive environment.

The Growing Stage’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals.  The Growing Stage continues to nurture the development of the performing arts through education, and to create, produce, and perform works that engage the entire family.

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