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Illustration by Jake Herrick

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Richard and Florence Atwater, authors
Jody Davidson, playwright
Brett Schrier, composer


58 pgs. 3 female, 5 male, 15 either
Doubling Possible
Originally produced by Northern Stage in 2010
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages


This charming tale touches the heart – with lots of laughs along the way! 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 a splendid idea. He will turn the talented penguins into a traveling vaudeville act! And that’s exactly what he does. The entire family will delight in the adventures of Mr. Popper and his “performing” feathered friends.


“If you’re between the ages of 5 and 95, it’ll warm your heart with lovable little penguins, enchant you with a great storyline and dazzle you with a jaw-dropping show-biz ‘big number’ pulled off by tap-dancing penguins that you’ll not soon forget!”Eagle Times


Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $125 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins has a Production-Quality CD available for an additional fee of $50 per performance. There is also a Rehearsal/Melody Line Guide CD that includes the melody lines (on piano), which is available for a flat fee of $50.

Order Mr. Popper’s Penguins tee shirts for your cast and crew here: Mr Poppers Penguins – tee shirt order form


Lonely Love Song

Mr. Popper's Penguins


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