Mr. Popper's Penguins

June 22, 2022 – August 6, 2022
Age Range
Best for ages 3 - 10
Book by Robert Kauzlaric
Music and Lyrics by George Howe
Based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater
Directed by Nathaniel P. Claridad
Mr. Popper, a painter of modest means, dreams of taking an Antarctic adventure. So he’s thrilled when a penguin named Captain Cook waddles out of a mysterious box left on his doorstep. The zookeeper donates a female companion and soon…the patter of 20 baby penguin feet!

To feed all of these mouths, the imaginative Mr. Popper and his wife turn his talented penguins into a must-see traveling vaudeville act full of song and dance. But the rigors of performing take a toll on them all, and they must make a difficult decision.

This musical play, featuring expert puppetry, depicts a wild and witty way to follow your dreams–and your convictions.

ASL-Interpreted performance: July 24 at 1:30 p.m. Sensory-Friendly performance: July 17 at 11:00 a.m.
"This short, sweet play is full of magical moments"
– Minnesota Monthly review of the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis production.