CURIOUS GEORGE Comes To Lyric Theatre

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Everyone's favorite mischievous monkey is coming to Lyric Theatre in January.

The company's third foray into Theatre for Young Audiences, Lyric will present Curious George: The Golden Meatball, opening January 23 and continuing through February 17 at the Plaza Theatre, 1725 NW 16 St. The four-week run features all daytime performances.

"I'm so excited to bring Curious George to life at Lyric Theatre," said Director Matthew Sipress. "It's a thrill to be able to take characters from the Curious George books and cartoons, like The Man in the Yellow Hat, Chef Pisghetti and Netti, and introduce them to kids in a whole new way, with live actors, music and dance. And, just like the books and cartoons, George will get into plenty of predicaments, but will always come out on top."

The adventure-filled family musical follows George through an exciting journey where he learns more about Rome and meatballs and the secret ingredient to cooking.

Based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey and the play owned by Universal Stage Productions, it features music by John Kavanaugh with book and lyrics by Jeremy Desmon. The production's music director is Mary Brozina Wierick, and it features lighting design by Fabian Garcia, set design by Dawn Drake Toney and costume design by Jeffrey Meek.

The cast includes Gavin Guthrie (George), Greg Gore (Man in the Yellow Hat), Jenna Mazzoccoli (Netti), Bailey Maxwell (Doorman), Justin Larman (Chef Pisghetti) and Elvie Ellis (Phinneas). Lyric patrons may recognize Larman from his appearance earlier this year in Junie B. Jones-The Musical and in the 2017 productions of Rock of Ages, James and the Giant Peach and Assassins. Maxwell appeared in this past summer's production of Hello, Dolly! The remaining four actors are making their Lyric Theatre debuts with this production.

Single tickets to Curious George: The Golden Meatball start at just $20. The production is perfect for field trips or a surprise for the entire family. For group reservations and discounts, email For more information, visit or call Lyric's box office at (405) 524-9312.

About Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

Founded in 1963, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is the state's leading professional theatre company. Lyric produces classic and contemporary musicals, new works, and plays featuring artists from Oklahoma and around the nation. Shows are presented at two Oklahoma City venues - the intimate Plaza Theatre and in the summer at the grand Civic Center Music Hall. Lyric's Thelma Gaylord Academy is the premier professional theatre training ground, offering classes in all aspects of the performing arts. Lyric is a nonprofit member theatre of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and Allied Arts. For more information, visit

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