"Charming and funny... Under the crisp direction of Paul S. Holmquist, Kauzlaric's witty script and Howe's bouncy score is well delivered by Jonathan Schwart and Heather Currie as the Poppers and Josh Bernaski and Amanda Roeder in a variety of supporting roles." –Chicago Reader
"[A] warm new production... a beautifully vintage world... the cast of four, under the tight direction of Paul S. Holmquist, does a fantastic job of zipping the action along." –Chicago Parent
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 thereís no problem that canít be solved with steady determination, lots of love, and a dash of unconventionality. Join this offbeat family on an unforgettable adventure in a world premiere musical based on the 1938 classic by Richard and Florence Atwater.
Recommended for kids 5 and up. Children under 2 are not permitted.
Based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater
Script by Robert Kauzlaric
Music & Lyrics by George Howe
Directed by Paul S. Holmquist
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Saturday, November 7
Touch tour: 10:00am
Saturday, November 14 at 1:00pm
Saturday, November 21 at 3:00pm
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FUN & GAMES FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES
Join us any Saturday or Sunday at noon during the run of Mr. Popper's Penguins (following the 11am show, or before the 1pm show) for our Stories Come Alive! Hour.
An interactive storytelling session with on-your-feet theatre games exploring the book behind the play — all designed to make positive connections between your children and literature that will last a lifetime.
Only $5 per child for the workshop! Reservations are recommended (though not required).
Contact the box office at 773-761-4477 for more information.
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