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MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS WADDLES ONTO THE KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS FOR TWO SHOWS, FEBRUARY 10, 2018

Posted on December 18, 2017

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MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS

WADDLES ONTO THE KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS

FOR TWO SHOWS, FEBRUARY 10, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, December 18, 2017) – Based on the popular book by Richard and Florence Atwater, Mr. Popper’s Penguins will glide onto the Merriam Theater stage for two performances on Saturday, February 10, 2018.  Mr. Popper’s Penguins tells the story of painter and decorator, Mr. Popper and his new penguin friends.  The new live production features original songs by Luke Bateman and Richy Hughes and performing penguin puppets.

 

“The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus strives to provide a welcoming atmosphere for children and families, making lasting memories inspired by the arts,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “What fun to present Mr. Popper’s Penguins as it moves from page to stage, taking a timeless tale and continuing to delight audiences of all ages.”

 

Based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater, Mr. Popper’s Penguins was adapted for the stage by Pins and Needles Productions. This show is directed by Emma Earle and designed by Zoe Squire. It features puppet designs by Nick Barnes, lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, and sound design by Jason Barnes.

 

Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: The Johnny Shortcake Show (January 27-28, 2018, SEI Innovation Studio), Bubble Guppies Live: Ready to Rock  (March 17, 2018, Merriam Theater), Wild Kratts LIVE! (April 22, 2018, Merriam Theater), The Sound of Music (April 24-29, 2018, Merriam Theater), and Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure (May 4-6, 2018, Merriam Theater).

 

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS
Merriam Theater
February 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

February 10, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and start at $20.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See www.kimmelcenter.org for more information.

 

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.

 

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