February 22, 2018

‘Curious George: The Golden Meatball’ comes to Purdue University on March 4

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A performance of “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” visits Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse on March 4 at 3 p.m. This performance is presented by Purdue Convocations.  

Various pre-show activities will begin at 2 p.m. in the Stewart Center west lobby. Pictures with Curious George will be available and College of Education music education students will present monkey- and music-related activities. 

Each year, Curious George eagerly awaits the only day more important than his birthday: All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day, when he helps his friend Chef Pisghetti cook and serve delicious meatballs to a hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd has vanished, lured away by Phineas T. Lightspeed and his Meatballs O’Matic 9000 machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. However, his buddy George decides to enter the chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest to prove they’re the best. Can a determined little monkey make it all the way to Rome and win the big prize? With every swing and flip, George leads the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns more about Italy’s capital, friendship, and the “secret ingredient” to cooking. “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” delivers a can’t-miss recipe the whole family will enjoy. 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit https://purdue.edu/convocations/group-sales/.

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 30-40 performances of widely varying genres: Broadway-style shows, theater, dance, children's theater, world music, jazz, and chamber music, along with rock, pop, country and comedy attractions. With a vision for connecting artists and audiences in artistic dialogue and for drawing in academic discourse, Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media. 

Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, (765)494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu

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