Get ready to hang out with everyone's favorite monkey and The Man with the Yellow Hat — the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre's is opening the 2018-2019 season with "Curious George: The Golden Meatball" on Sept. 20.

Here's a look at the show:

It’s Meatball Day! That’s the day Curious George helps his great pal Chef Pisghetti make his extra special all-you-can-eat meatballs for crowds of hungry friends. But something’s wrong. Where are the crowds? Slick-talking Phinneas T. Lightspeed has lured them away with his amazing new Meatballs-O-Matic machine. Poor Pisghetti is so heartbroken that he vows never to cook again. Determined to lift his friend’s spirit and restore his culinary mojo, George launches a whirlwind adventure that carries him all the way to Rome – home of the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest.

"Curious George: The Golden Meatball" is based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey.

The show takes the stage every Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. from Sept. 21-Oct. 7. Tickets range from $10-$12.50. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Several special events are taking place along with the show:

  • "Pay What You Can" preview night is 7 p.m. on Sept. 20. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Arkansas Arts Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Stephens Inc. Visitors Center, or from 6-6:45 p.m. at the Children's Theatre Box Office, Lower Lobby Level. The maximum "pay what you can" ticket purchase is six tickets per person and additional tickets can be purchased at regular price.
  • Opening Night Celebration is after the show on Friday, Sept. 21. Enjoy a meet and greet with the cast, snacks and punch to celebrate the opening night of "Curious George: The Golden Meatball."
  • Pajama Night at the theatre is Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Stickers are available at the Box Office before the show for children (and parents!) wearing pajamas. Regular admission ($10 for members, $12.50 for non-members) applies for this show.
  • Sept. 29 is a special afternoon at the theatre: the show at 2 p.m. will be an ASL interpreted peformance. Visit the Box Office before the show for seating assistance.

Parents and teachers can also download the free activity guide to go along with the show. It provides vocabulary words, a writing exercise, critical thinking questions and more to help make the show an educational experience.