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 at 12:30pm and 3:30pm
November 11 & 18, 2018
Monday–Wednesday at 11am and 2pm
November 19, 20 & 21, 2018
Friday at 11am and 2pm
November 23, 2018
Saturdays at 11am and 2pm
November 24; & December 1, 8 & 15, 2018
Friday at 11am and 2pm
December 21, 2018
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.

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

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.


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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