Mr. Popper's Penguins

February 26, 2019
March 31, 2019


Script by Robert Kauzlaric
Music & Lyrics by George Howe
A musical of the Newbery Honor Book by Richard & Florence Atwater

February 26 - March 31, 2019

In this charming musical adaptation of the beloved book, Mr. and Mrs. Popper’s lives take an adventurous turn when a mysterious box arrives on their doorstep with a penguin inside. Not long after, the local aquarium sends over a female penguin and soon the Poppers are hearing the patter of 20 little feet. What starts for Mr. Popper as a giant bill for canned shrimp leads to an imaginative journey across America – one that ends in the Antarctic to place the penguin colony in a “life they were meant to lead.”


Length: 65 minutes



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Original production designs and illustrations by the Kansas City Art Institute Illustration Department's student staffed agency, MICRO: Mr. Popper's Penguins by Willow Hardman.