‘Curious George Live!’ Added to Patriot Center Summer Lineup

Posted: July 9, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: August 17, 2010 at 11:10 am

Curious George, the irrepressible little monkey who has captured children’s hearts for generations, swings onto the stage at the Patriot Center on Friday, Aug. 27, through Sunday, Aug. 29. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 19, at 10 a.m.

Starring in his own original live musical stage production for the first time ever, Curious George is on a mission to help Chef Pisghetti save his restaurant by winning a world-famous meatball competition.

With guidance from his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat, George’s adventures take him to Rome and The Golden Meatball Contest. With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled, entertaining story filled with music, dance and follow-that-monkey fun.

Children and parents around the world have delighted in Curious George’s adventures in books for nearly 65 years. Created in 1941 by Margret and H.A. Rey, Curious George has provided the inspiration for books, movies and a television series.

This production features original composition and familiar songs, as well as Broadway-quality stagecraft and professional singers and dancers.

The schedule is

  • Friday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 28, at 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 29, at 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m.

Tickets for all shows except opening night are $16, $20, $30, $40 and $75. Opening night tickets are $16, $40 and $75.

Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT.

For more information, see www.curiousgeorgelive.com.

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