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Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Event Slides Per Node 1415

  • A man and woman each wrap their arms around stuffed penguins and look at the camera while another couple watch from behind.
  • A woman stands next to a stuffed penguin and watches her male counterpart recite lines.
  • A man stands and holds a wooden box while another man crouches next to a stuffed penguin.
  • A man stands and looks upward while three people around him position stuffed penguins on his shoulders, arms and head.
  • A man looks to his left at three people in assembly-line position while they paint stuffed penguins.
  • A man wearing a suit jacket gestures to three actors each standing in front of two stuffed penguins.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Based on the book by Richard and Florence Atwater
Produced by Casa Mañana by arrangement
with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment
and TC Beech

4:00 pm Sunday, February 11, 2018

Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out!

With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book — also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey — is the perfect family treat.

Adult $19
University Park Student $15
18 and Younger $19

support provided by
McQuaide Blasko Endowment

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Kids Connections

3:00 pm Sunday, February 11, 2018

Eisenhower Auditorium

Kids Connections, which is free for ticket holders, takes place one hour before the show. It includes a craft-centered, child-friendly activity provided by Discovery Space Children’s Science Museum and science education graduate students from the Penn State College of Education. Due to space and time restrictions, Kids Connections participation is limited.