The Kennedy Center


Mr. Popper's Penguins

Friday, December 22, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017

Holidays Events for Young Audiences

Meet some feathery friends out of their element in this fresh and funny musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book. Age 3+

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Presented by Casa Mañana Theatre from Ft. Worth, TX
Based on the book by Richard and Florence Atwater
Adapted for the stage by Pins and Needles Productions from the United Kingdom
Music by Luke Bateman
Lyrics by Richy Hughes
Produced by Casa Mañana by arrangement with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and TC Beech

In the small town of Stillwater, painter and decorator Mr. Popper is a pleasant, practical, predictable person who periodically pines for polar adventures. But when a peculiar package on the Poppers’ porch produces a penguin, chaos waddles into their lives! Soon, the Poppers open their home and hearts to not one, not two, but a bunch of boisterous black-and-white birds!

With catchy songs and penguin puppets aplenty, this fresh and funny musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book—also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey—will leave you chirping with cheer!

Most enjoyed by age 3 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. is a sensory-friendly performance.
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. If you order these performances and do not require these Accessibility accommodations, your family is still very much welcome to attend.

Stay after the 1:30 p.m. performance on Dec. 22 for a free Kids’ Chat!
Following the performance, young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with some of the artists.

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