Curious George will swing into Portland

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PORTLAND — Curious George, the irrepressible monkey who has captured children’s hearts for generations, will jump into action when he takes the stage for the first time in a new, original musical for the whole family.

Curious George will swing onto the Cumberland County Civic Center stage May 7-9 for five shows featuring original composition and familiar songs, as well as professional singers and dancers.

Starring in “Curious George Live!,” the little monkey is on a mission to help Chef Pisghetti save his restaurant by winning a world-famous meatball competition. This adventure takes him to Rome and The Golden Meatball Contest.

With every swing and flip, Curious George takes the audience through an entertaining story filled with music, dance and follow-that-monkey fun.

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Created in 1941 by Margret and H.A. Rey, Curious George has provided the inspiration for books, movies and a television series.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7; at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8; and at 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, May 9. Tickets are $12, $16 and $20. To charge tickets by phone, call 775-3458 or 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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