Curious George: The Golden Meatball
Based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey and the Play Owned by Universal Stage Productions
Book and Lyrics by Jeremy Desmon
Music by John Kavanaugh
Sept. 25 – Oct. 27, 2018 Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten & Up
Cast & Design Team
Robin Robinson (Director) Main Street Theater: Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, The Last Wife, Ramona Quimby, Duck for President, Seussical, She Loves Me, Quilters, Our Country’s Good, Serious Money, Into The Woods, The Art Of Self Defense, Chocolate Cake, Old Doves (World Premiere), How To Say Goodbye. Stages: Merrily We Roll Along; The World Of Beauty (World Premiere); Theatre Lab Houston: Avenue X; Search And Destroy; Hyde Park Theatre In Austin: Colonel Mustard (World Premiere); Capitol City Playhouse: Stud Silo (World Premiere); South Pacific; Grayson College: Over 80 Productions including Working, Treasure Island, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Othello, Godspell, Pippin, Grapes Of Wrath, Charlotte’s Web. Film: The Prodigy (Actor); Who's Who for Outstanding Educators; 2014 Texas Educational Theatre Association Educator of the Year for Community Colleges. Education: M.A., Texas Woman’s University, Directing; B.S., University of Texas, Austin, Education. Member, TTAO (Texas Theatre Adjudicators & Officials)..
Eduardo Guzman (Music Director) Main Street Theater: Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Bunnicula, Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans (Tour); The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Madeline’s Christmas (2014); Other Music Directing Credits: Godspell, Always…Patsy Cline, The Rocky Horror Show, Big Fish, Grease, 9 to 5, All I Really Need to Know...Kindergarten, Alice in Wonderland, Forever Plaid, RENT, Spring Awakening (concert), A Chorus Line, Willy Wonka, Last Five Years, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Directing Credits: Songs for a New World, MIDTOWN LIVE, tick, tick…BOOM!. Education: B.M., Houston Baptist University, Voice Performance; M.B.A. Candidate, Barklee College, Business Administration.
Malik Cole (Man with the Yellow Hat / Phinneas' Crowd) Main Street Theater: Debut; Unity Theatre: Scapino!, Cinderella; Sam Houston State University: Pippin. Education: B.F.A., Sam Houston State University, Musical Theatre.
Aaron Herrera (George) Main Street Theater: Pinkalicious, Holes; Bayou Theatre Company: Next to Normal; Lone Star College Montgomery: Green Day’s American Idiot; Stephen F. Austin University: The Patient, Spamalot, The Emperor’s New Clothes. Education: Stephen F. Austin; Lone Star College.
Bryan Kaplun (Carpenter / Delivery #3 / Chef Pisghetti / Italian Painter #3 / Dramatic Announcer) Main Street Theater: Holes, Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Tour), Enemies, Native, Gardens, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions); Catastrophic Theatre: TheTamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip; Obsidian Theater: Cabaret, Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens; Silence! The Musical, Heartbreak USA, Antony and Cleopatra; BBPAC: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Queensbury Theatre: As Bees in Honey Drown; Theatre LaB Houston: The Little Dog Laughed; Houston Grand Opera: Barber of Seville, Ariadne Auf Naxos, Lucia de Lammermoor; University of Houston: Metamorphoses, The Rocky Horror Show. Education: B.A., University of Houston, Acting; Improv Olympics, Chicago.
Angela Pinina (Painter #5 / Delivery #5 / Netti/Italian Painter #5 / GM Stage Manager / Chef O'Malley) Main Street Theater: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, The Wizard of Oz, Bunnicula, Duck for President (2016), Shrek the Musical; Catastrophic Theatre: Small Ball, TheTamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip; Stages Repertory Theatre: Panto Wonderful Wizard; Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast; Queensbury Theatre: Whistle Down the Wind, Man of La Mancha. Education: Loyola University, New Orleans; University of Houston.
Jonathan Teverbaugh (Painter #4 / Delivery #4 / Cook / Phinneas / Italian Painter #4) Main Street Theater: Pinkalicious, Daddy Long Legs (Understudy), Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Holes, Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Tour), The Wizard of Oz, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (American premieres), Shrek the Musical, Twelfth Night (with Prague Shakespeare Company), Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Pippi Longstocking, The Giver, A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration, Hank the Cowdog and the Case of the Missing Cat (Tour); Theater LaB Houston: Winifred; Sam Houston State University: The Seagull, Once Upon a Mattress, Doubt, Hamlet. Education: B.F.A., Sam Houston State University, Musical Theatre, Kingwood High School.
Elizabeth Tinder (Doorman / Cook / Phinneas' Crowd / Delivery #6 / American Tourist / Frankie Sidecar) Main Street Theater: Pinkalicious, Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Ramona Quimby; Obsidian Theater: Cabaret; Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: Tarzan the Musical; PMT Productions: The Wild Party; SRO Productions: The Who’s Tommy, Young Frankenstein; MJR Theatricals/Music Box: Assassins; Masquerade Theatre: Cabaret, Jekyll and Hyde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Class Act Productions: Singing in the Rain; Sam Houston State University: Nine the Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Macbett, Big Love. Film / TV: Any Last Words (South Coast Productions), The Long Ride Home (Rising Star Entertainment). Education: B.F.A., Sam Houston State University, Musical Theatre, Emphasis in Dance.
Daria Allen(Choreographer) Main Street Theater: (Director / Choreographer) Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Bunnicula, How I Became a Pirate (Tour), Goodnight Moon (2015),(Director) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,Afternoon of the Elves, Winnie-the-Pooh, The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, Bud Not Buddy, (Choreographer) Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, Duck for President, Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business, James Joyce’s The Dead, If You Give a Pig a Party (Choreographer / Actor) The Great Gilly Hopkins, Bridge to Terabithia, (Actor) Working (2016), Bridge to Terabithia, This, Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business; Celebration Theatre: Next Fall; Dionysus Theater: Choreographer, (Director) Aesop’s Fables; Lone Star College, Cy-Fair: Choreographer since 2004 for Honk, The Robber Bridegroom, Aida, Taffeta’s Christmas, (Director) Go, Dog. Go!, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Miss Nelson Is Missing, Charlotte’s Web, If You Take a Mouse to School, Tité Rouge, Honky Tonk Angels Christmas, High School Musical 2 (with Houston Center Stage Theater); Houston Family Arts Center: (Director) High School Musical Interactive Theater: (Actor) Harriet Tubman, Aesop’s Fables. TV: host of HTV’s Build Green. Education: University of Houston, Theatre and Dance.
Hudson Davis (Lighting Design) Main Street Theater: Debut.
Liz Freese (Set Design) Main Street Theater: (Set Design) Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2017), Enemies, The Last Wife, The Wizard of Oz, Bunnicula, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Silent Sky, Goodnight Moon, The Magician’s Nephew, Madeline’s Christmas, Breakfast at Eight (World Premiere), Arcadia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Afternoon of the Elves, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Bud, Not Buddy, The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, The Pie Dialogues (World Premiere), The Light in the Piazza, Caroline, or Change, The Busy World Is Hushed; (Costume Design) Fancy Nancy: The Musical, Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type, If You Give a Pig a Party. Extensive local designs for Houston Grand Opera, Stages Repertory Theatre, Unity Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Classical Theatre Company, Texas Repertory Theatre, Sam Houston State University, Rice University Opera, and HCC Southwest. International design credits include Dnepropetrovsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre (Ukraine), Chelsea Theatre (London), Judi Dench Theatre (London), Bridewell Theatre (London). M.F.A., University of Missouri Kansas City.
Tina Montgomery (Props Designer) Main Street Theater: (Props) Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2017), Ramona Quimby, Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas, Duck for President (2016), Busytown (Tour), Pinkalicious, Superfudge, Richard III (Prague Shakespeare Company), How I Became a Pirate,Schoolhouse Rock, Live! (Tour), Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!; Black LaB Theater Houston: (Props) Our House; Gingerhead Productions: (Costumes) Kreigie Wartime Journal; Catastrophic Theatre: (Props) The United States of Tamarie, hunter/gatherers, (Co-Costume) The Tamarie Cooper Show, (Assistant Director) The Strangerer, (Production Assistant / Costumes) The Tamarie Cooper Show, 20 Love Songs, (Stage Manager, Costume / Props) Splasher, (Props / Costumes) 365 Days/365 Plays; Infernal Bridegroom Productions: (Costume / Props) Hidetown, Phaedra’s Love, (Props) Speeding Motorcycle, (Stage Manager, Costumes / Props) Uncle Vanya, Tamalalia X, Tamalalia 5-9, MEAT/Bar, (Props / Costumes / Roadie) A Soap Opera. Infernal Bridegroom Productions Company Member 2002-2007; The Catastrophic Theatre 2007-present Company Member.
Amber Stepanik (Costume Designer) Main Street Theater: Holes; Lone Star College Montgomery: The Rocky Horror Show, 1984, Twelve Angry Jurors, The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket, The Shape of Things, Miss Firecracker Contest, Green Day’s American Idiot, The Birds, 96 Minutes; Queensbury Theatre: Unlock’d; Theatre Southwest: 13 Rue De L’Amour; Stagesworks Theatre: The Elephant Man, Peter and the Starcatcher, Little Shop of Horrors, Amadeus, Into the Woods, 1776, Freud’s Last Session, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Evita, Three Musketeers, Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, Beaux Stratagem, The Crucible, Dames at Sea; Playhouse 1960: Into the Woods, (Director) Alice in Wonderland, Jr., Flat Stanley Jr., Mulan Jr., Charlotte’s Web, Peter Pan Jr., The Lion King Jr., Pirates of Penzance Jr. Education: B.S., Trinity University.
Yezminne Zepeda (Sound Design) Main Street Theater: Daddy Long Legs, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2017), The Last Wife, The Wizard of Oz, Grand Concourse, Mockingbird, Duck for President (2016), The Revolutionists, Bridge to Terabithia; Rogue Productions: Matt and Ben; Stages Repertory Theatre: Panto: Cinderella, Honky Tonk Angels: Holiday Spectacular, Panto: Unfrozen, Girls Night, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Caps and Gowns: The Winter Wonderettes, Patsy Cline; 4h Wall Theatre Company: Reckless, True West, Ho Ho Humbug 1.0, The God Game, A Winter’s Tale, All Girls; The Catastrophic Theatre: Fleaven; Horse Head Theatre Company: The Whale, Among the Thugs, Faultlines; Black Lab Theatre: Bad Jews, Tigers Be Still, Really Really, 4000, Assistance, Chinglish, The Submission, BOOM, Our House; Landing Theatre Company: American Buffalo; Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: King Lear. Education: Columbia College (Chicago).
Danielle Docwra (Production Stage Manager) Main Street Theater: Pinkalicious, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Holes, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2017), Bunnicula, Ramona Quimby, Mockingbird, Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas, Duck for President (2016 & 2012), Shrek, the Musical, Harriet the Spy,Junie B. Jones: The Musical, Bridge to Terabithia, Lyle the Crocodile, Goodnight Moon (2015), Fancy Nancy: The Musical, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Stargirl, Madeline’s Christmas (2014), Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Pippi Longstocking, James and the Giant Peach, A Year with Frog and Toad, The Giver, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (2013), Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, (Assistant Stage Manager) Jackie and Me, Duck for President; Texas Repertory Theatre: (Stage Manager & Properties Designer) Nunsense, Tribute, Company, Lion in Winter, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play (2011 & 2012), When You Coming Back Red Ryder?, Leading Ladies, Beehive, ART, Crimes of the Heart, Shadowlands, Wait Until Dark, Sylvia; Nova Arts Project: (Stage Manager) Gate of Heaven, (Production Manager) The Bacchae; Town Centre Theatre: (Assistant Stage Manager) Julius Caesar. Education: San Jacinto College.
Vivienne M. St. John (Theater for Youth Producing Director) Main Street Theater: Theater for Youth Producing Director 2000-2019 seasons, including the World Premieres of Zero Tolerance?, If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, If You Take a Mouse to School, Junie B. Jones, Miss Nelson Is Back!, The Wave (with special presentation by Ron Jones), The Diary of Anne Frank (with special presentation by Jacqueline Van Maarsen), (Director) Goodnight Moon, (Costume Design) Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business, Superfudge, Henry and Ramona, The Great Gilly Hopkins, If You Take a Mouse to School, Sideways Stories from Wayside School; Berkshire Theatre Festival: Assistant Production Manager, Visiting Mr. Green with Eli Wallach, Hay Fever with Joanne Woodward and Calista Flockhart, Jitta’s Atonement with Dianne Wiest, Free Fall with Sandy Duncan, Bill Graham Presents with Ron Silver; Company Manager: Four of a Kind, Good Company, Woman in Mind with Marlo Thomas and Elizabeth Franz, Over the River and Through the Woods; Production Manager: The Ray Davies Show.
Jeremy Desmon (Librettist & Lyricist) is an award-winning musical theatre bookwriter and lyricist whose stories have played to audiences around the world.
The Girl in the Frame, with over a dozen productions worldwide, earned him the prestigious Edward Kleban Prize as America’s most promising musical theatre bookwriter. Jeremy’s lauded “revisal” of the classic musical comedy Good News, recently opened Goodspeed Opera House’s 50th Season. Pump Up The Volume, his rock musical adaptation of the 1990 Christian Slater film, is in development with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. Also, in development: The Oliver Experiment, a ground-breaking new musical with composer Jeff Thomson; plus, a commission to write the upcoming Broadway musical for Simon & Schuster’s iconic sleuth, Nancy Drew.
Other credits include Cyrano de BurgerShack (50+ productions), Surviving The Avalanche (Barrington Stage), Virtually Me(TheatreworksUSA), and I See London, I See France (NYMF). Jeremy is also the author of the high-concept non-musical comedies, 7½ Wondrous Act(s) of True Love (Midtown Direct Rep) and Mudd, a new historical comedy about the Lincoln assassination.
Additionally, Jeremy writes “family theatrical” touring arena shows for some of the world’s most recognizable characters, including monkeys (Universal’s Curious George: The Golden Meatball), mice (Disney Live’s Mickey's Music Festival!), monsters (Sesame Workshop’s Elmo Rocks!) and elephants (multiple editions of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus). Oh yeah, and Disney On Ice’s Rockin' Ever After.
Jeremy is an alum of Stanford University (BA) and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (MFA). He teaches a musical theatre writing workshop at Princeton University and is a former Jonathan Larson Fellow with the Dramatists Guild for his work as a lyricist.
Jeremy lives in Manhattan, just around the corner from that Starbucks.
John Kavanaugh (Composer) is currently serving as songwriter/musical director for Disney's brand new princess, Sofia the First. He took home the Daytime Emmy Award® for Outstanding Song: Main Title for Sofia the First. His music can also be heard in several animated features Disney’s hit Winnie the Pooh Movie, Springtime with Roo, and the Nickelodeon musical, Globe Hunters, and Around the World in 80 Days Adventure, which includes the song “Be Where You Are” featuring Chaka Kahn. With lyricist Marcy Heisler, John wrote "Joseph’s Lullaby" especially for Michael Crawford, featured on Crawford’s album On Eagle’s Wings for Atlantic Records. He wrote music and lyrics to the theme for the 2003 Special Olympics, "You’re the Dream" recorded by the Walt Disney Records star Myra, and has written songs for the award winning television show Sesame Street.