Mr. Popper’s Penguins
February 10th – March 3rd, 2023
Book by Robert Kauzlaric
Music and Lyrics by George Howe
Based on the novel by Richard & Florence Atwater
Directed & Choreographed by Ilyse Robbins
Music Directed by Dan Rodriguez
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Money is tight and times are tough in the town of Stillwater. With no houses to paint till next spring, Mr. Popper is stuck at home daydreaming of adventures in far-off lands, while Mrs. Popper must scrimp and save just to put beans on the table. But with the unexpected arrival of a spirited penguin named Captain Cook, a new horizon opens before them. As a quiet partnership expands into a boisterous flock, the Poppers learn that there’s no problem that can’t be solved with steady determination, lots of love, and a dash of unconventionality.
Recommended for ages 3+
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Run Time: 70 minutes with no intermission
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In the Rehearsal Room
Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a story about a house painter named Mr. Popper who is gifted a penguin from a South Pole explorer. One penguin turns into twelve penguins, and Mr. Popper puts on a stage show with the penguins to help pay for their upkeep. The story is about Mr. Popper’s adventures with the penguins and his love for tales of adventure, particularly about the Poles. The story was adapted into a movie in 2011, starring Jim Carrey as Mr. Popper. (Book Rags)
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Franklin Meissner, Jr.
Youth Guardian/COVID Safety Monitor
Eun Jeong Paik
Front of House
Pat Rice Rooney
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Scenic Construction: Ali Butts, Lily Mittnight, Addie Pates, James Rotondo III
Scenic Painters: Lily Mittnight, Addie Pates, James Rotondo III
Electricians: Ali Butts, Addie Pates, Melissa Smith, Sam Shotz
Special Thanks: David Craft, Neil Gustafson, Tom Madden, Rebecca Mailman, Ronen Mukamel, Jerry Wheelock