A Childhood Favorite Debuts at Upper Darby Summer Stage with “Curious George and the Golden Meatball” August 2, 3, & 4!

The wacky star of the popular children’s book series and hit PBS show comes to life in this brand new musical for young kids and parents alike!

DREXEL HILL, PA— (July 20, 2017) – Audiences will be delighted by the antics of the inquisitive monkey George and his owner, the Man in the Yellow Hat, as they hit the stage with new friends, catchy music, and a whacky adventure. This musical is a first for Upper Darby Summer Stage and is guaranteed to be a hit among families with young children. Performances are August 2, 3, and 4 at 10:30 am and on August 3 at 7:30 pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

The cast of “Curious George and the Golden Meatball.” Photo credit; Cate R. Paxson.

Tickets are affordably priced at $8-$12 and members save $1. Tickets may be purchased at udpac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes from the Main Line and Center City.

It’s All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day and George couldn’t be more excited! With the help of the Man in the Yellow Hat (Josh Angell of Havertown), George (Anthony Flamminio of Drexel Hill) helps his friend Chef Pisghetti (Mark LaVecchio of Drexel Hill) cook delicious meatballs. But when Phinnea T. Lightspeed (Caroline Borio of Plymouth Meeting) uses the Meatballs O’Matic to steal the hungry crowd away, a defeated Chef Pisghetti vows to quit cooking. To help him feel better, George enters the chef in the Golden Meatball Competition… in Rome. With a monkey like George and a cast of goofy characters, there’s no telling what fun will ensue as George learns about Rome, meatballs, and the secret ingredient to good cooking – and friendship.

The performance is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission. Parking is free. The show is recommended for ages four and up with free babysitting in the lobby offered for those who may be too young to sit quietly through the entire show.

Director Brian Walsh explains the show “really is about the importance of friendship.” “It’s about how even when we don’t feel we can accomplish something, our friends can lift us up,” said Brian. “This show is certain to provide a positive message for young kids that will resonate with their families.”

A Summer Stage show is a unique experience for all ages. Prior to the children’s performances young audience members can enjoy pre-show activities and a meet-and-greet with characters after each show. Autographs and pictures are encouraged!

For more information about “Curious George and the Golden Meatball” and Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 42nd season visit udpac.org.

Curious George (Anthony Flamminio of Drexel Hill) with his friend Chef Pisghetti (Mark LaVecchio of Drexel Hill) and the devious Phinnea T. Lightspeed (Caroline Borio of Plymouth Meeting).

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.



About Upper Darby Summer Stage:

Upper Darby Summer Stage celebrates 42 seasons empowering young people and entertaining families. Each season the program presents six dynamic Children’s Theater productions and one professional caliber Mainstage production.

Summer Stage offers programs for students beginning at age 11 in the Apprentice Program and has participants up to age 28 in the Mainstage productions. Programs available include the Apprentice Program (11-12 yrs.), Rising Stars (12-13 yrs.), Children’s Theater (14-17 yrs.), and Mainstage (18-28 yrs.). Summer Stage also offers an outstanding technical theater program for students ages 14 to 18.

Upper Darby Summer Stage is not only a great place to see a spectacular show, but also a great place for students to grow as artists and as people! Visit udpac.org for more information.




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1 thought on “A Childhood Favorite Debuts at Upper Darby Summer Stage with “Curious George and the Golden Meatball” August 2, 3, & 4!

  1. Janice MacDonald says:

    Hello….I took my 2 1/2 year old Granddaughter to see this show. She totally enjoyed it. I totally enjoyed it too. Great talent in all of the kids. The coloring out front for the kids and the bubbles were great too. Great job to everyone involved!!!! Cannot wait to see Beauty and the Beast tonight!!!!!!
    Thank you Janice

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