Curious George: The Golden Meatball
Music by John Kavanaugh, Book and Lyrics by Jeremy DesmonSold Out
October 20 - November 5, 2023
A musical adventure more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
Everyone’s favorite mischievous monkey and “The Man in the Yellow Hat” spring to life in this adventure-filled musical. Join Curious George, the inquisitive, lovable monkey – star of books, movies, and the award-winning PBS television show – as he goes on a mission to save the Golden Meatball Contest in Rome! This musical story of encouragement, determination and selfless love will warm hearts and tummies alike.
“family-friendly fun prepared with a heaping ‘Dash of Joy’” – The Oklahoman
Based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey and the Play Owned by Universal Stage Production
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George’s Banana Bundle
Purchase a Curious George Stuffed Animal as an add on to your Golden Meatball experience! This adorable little friend will be waiting for you at your performance (available for pick up at the theater only, no shipping).
Special offer: George’s Banana Bundle: Purchase at least 1 adult ticket, 1 child ticket, and 1 Stuffed Animal and you’ll save $5 on your order! Simply add these items to your cart and the savings will automatically apply. Family Friendly Subscribers are also eligible! Note: Offer not eligible on previously purchased tickets/orders.
Sensory Friendly Performance
Sunday, November 5 at 4:00pm
Constellation offers select sensory-friendly performances for our Constellation for Kids series. This special performance is designed to create a theater experience that is welcoming to all families with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. Plus, tickets to Constellation’s Sensory-Friendly performances are Pay What You Will, meaning you get to choose your own ticket price (from $5-$75).
Accommodations for these performances include:
- Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds
- Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance
- Elimination of any strobe or flashing light sequences
- Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
- More space in theater seating area for standing and movement
- Fidgets and noise canceling headphones welcome
- Resource materials available online and at performances, so families know what to expect at the theater and during the show.
To download a sensory friendly audience guide, click the button below. For a detailed list of specific moments to note, click here.
Download our study guide for fun, learning-based activities to do with your child before or after the show!
- Director & Choreographer: Nicholas Ranauro
- Musical Director: Susan Swaney
- Stage Manager: Katie Ayer
- Scenic Designer: David Wade
- Lighting Designer: Lily K. Howder
- Costume Desginer: Jolene Richardson
- Sound Designer: Abigail Hughes
- Assistant Stage Manager: Kate Williamson
- Props Master: Aubrey Krueger
- Technical Director/Scene Shop: Campbell TD
Nicholas Ranauro (he/they)
Director & Choreographer
Nicholas Ranauro is a New York City Based dancer, director, dance educator, and choreographer. He is a 2014 graduate of The Juilliard School. Performance credits include Black No More; a New Musical (Chor. Bill T. Jones), The Phantom of the Opera (25th Anniversary Tour), Brigadoon (Encores! Dir/Chor. Christopher Wheeldon), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Tour, Dir/Chor. Andy Blankenbuehler), iLuminate (Malaysia Residency), Keigwin & Company, Elf The Musical (Tour), and Seeing You (Immersive, Dir/Chor. Ryan Heffington). Nicholas recently choreographed Broadway in Chicago’s concert staging of the Stephen Schwartz musical Children of Eden starring Michelle Williams. Their choreography has been additionally fostered by Dance Lab NY, Dancebreak, the Steps on Broadway Conservatory, and the 92nd Street Y. He’s a guest faculty member at Steps on Broadway and The Joffrey Ballet School, and a certified instructor in both Pilates and GYROTONICi®. This spring Nicholas served as a visiting professor of theatre dance at Indiana University and as the choreographer for Constellation Stage & Screen’s production of Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! He’s thrilled to be back making magic in Bloomington! www.nicholasranauro.com @nickiranaj
Juna was born in New York City. She started ballet lessons when she was two. When she was 3 (and a half) she moved to Portland, Oregon and lived there for 4 (and a half) years. While in Portland, she took dance lessons. When she was 7, she moved to Bloomington, Indiana. She started taking gymnastics, voice lessons, violin and ballet. She also decided that she wanted to act. Juna is very happy to be a part of her first production, and she hopes you enjoy it.
Tucker Ransom (he/him)
The Man with the Yellow Hat / Ensemble
Tucker Ransom hails from Lebanon, Indiana and has just entered his junior year at Indiana University, pursuing an individualized degree in Drama for Youth & Communities. His recent credits include Constellation’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! (Businessman/Hot Dog Vendor), IU Theatre’s Into the Woods (Steward), Gross Indecency (Narrator), and Summer Stock Stage’s We Will Rock You the Musical (Khashoggi). Outside of theatre, Tucker is a third-year member of campus acapella group, Resting Pitch Face.
Gabriel Armstrong (he/him)
Chef Pisghetti / Ensemble
Gabriel Armstrong is an actor, singer, and playwright from Ogden, Utah. He is a senior in the Jacobs School of Music studying voice and musical theatre. For IU Opera: Candide (Cacambo),The Merry Widow (Bogdanowitsch). For IU Theatre: Sueño, Gross Indecency, and Nice Jewish Boy. Other credits include Gianni Schicchi, American Gothical, and Così fan tutte with the Cedar Rapids Opera, as well as The Secret Garden and Amazing Grace with UFOMT. His short plays have been performed by KCACTF and the IU Undergrad Shorts Festival, and he produced his full length play, Fishbowl, last December at IU.
Sophia Hoffman (she/her)
Netti / Ensemble
Sophia Hoffman is so excited to join Constellation for Curious George! A Bloomington native, Sophia graduated from DePauw University in 2020 and currently works with Indiana University. Some of her favorite past performances: With OCCT: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Aide Warren), The Nerd (Clelia); With MCCT: Richard III (Anne); With DePauw University: The Wolves (#11), Trojan Women (Athena/Chorus), Angels in America Part I (Emily/The Angel), Hamlet Mostly (Claudius), The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolen), The Taming of the Shrew (Katharina), Much Ado About Nothing (Director); With Cardinal Stage Company: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Oompa Loompa).
Maggie Lynn Held (she/her)
Doorman / Ensemble
Maggie is happy to debut with Constellation Stage & Screen. She was last seen as Turtle in Cardinals’ The Year of Frog and Toad. Maggie has performed at Opryland USA and Busch Gardens Tampa. She was a company actor with Stages Children’s Theatre, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, and headlined on the Costa Rivera Mediterranean Cruise Inc. While in NY, Maggie starred in the first regional production of Songs for A New World and recorded National and Regional voice-over spots. Favorite roles include Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Anita in West Side Story, and Junita in The Musical of Musicals The Musical. Maggie is the marketing director for E5 Baseball. After taking a two-year theatre hiatus to go through a national advertising portfolio program. Maggie is a new Art Director graduate from Denver Ad School.
Marco Molldrem (he/him)
Phinneas T. Lightspeed / Ensemble
Curious George TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
Copyright©2014 by Universal Studios. Curious George and related characters, created by Margaret and H.A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and used under license. “Curious George: the Golden Meatball” created by special arrangement with Universal Stage Productions and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.