Mr. Popper's Penguins
Based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater
Book and Lyrics by Jody Davidson
Music by Brett Schrier
Directed by Jimmy Phillips
Music Direction by Mitch Pengra

Performance Location
Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston
3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002


Weekend Family Performances
Sundays, November 11 & 18 at 12:30pm and 3:30pm
Monday – Wednesday, November 19 – 21 at 11am and 2pm
Fridays, November 23 & December 21 at 11am and 2pm
Saturdays, November 24 – December 15 at 11am and 2pm
Open to the Public

Sunday, November 11 at 12:30pm
Audio Described Performance

Sunday, November 11 at 3:30pm
Sensory-Friendly Performance

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the MATCH. You may purchase concessions at the show.

School Matinees Monday - Friday
November 7 – December 20, 2018
Open only to groups from Public, Private or Home Schools

9:30am and 11am performances are SOLD OUT for large groups.
Groups of 50 or less may call 713-524-9196 to inquire regarding availability.

It is hard enough for Mr. Popper, a simple painter, to support himself and his family. The addition of twelve penguins makes it impossible to make both ends meet – until Mr. Popper has the splendid idea to turn the talented penguins into a traveling vaudeville act! The entire family will be tapping along with Mr. Popper and his “performing” feathered friends. A holiday treat for the whole family!

Recommended for Kindergarten and up.
Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.

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Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences.


Houston Family Magazine
Special thanks to our media sponsor, Houston Family Magazine,
for its generous support of this production.


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