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Mr. Popper's Penguins


  • Timeline Theatre 6912 N Glenwood Ave Chicago, IL, 60626 United States (map)

A world premiere musical based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater
Adapted by Robert Kauzlaric
Music & Lyrics by George Howe
Directed by Paul S. Holmquist

Money is tight and times are tough in the town of Stillwater. With no houses to paint till next spring, Mr. Popper is stuck at home daydreaming of adventures in far-off lands, while Mrs. Popper must scrimp and save just to put beans on the table. But with the unexpected arrival of a spirited penguin named Captain Cook, a new horizon opens before them. As a quiet partnership expands into a boisterous flock, the Poppers learn that there’s no problem that can’t be solved with steady determination, lots of love, and a dash of unconventionality. Join this offbeat family on an unforgettable adventure in a world premiere musical based on the 1938 classic by Richard and Florence Atwater.

Earlier Event: October 3
Sweeney Todd
Later Event: March 2
Mary Poppins