MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS Hop Into Casa Manana

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS Hop Into Casa MananaPresident and Executive Producer Wally Jones is thrilled to announce that Mr. Popper's Penguins will kick off the 2017-2018 Children's Theatre season, presented by Regions and sponsored by Frank Kent Cadillac.

Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater's popular book (also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey) is the perfect family treat for ages 4- 104! This show is suitable for all audiences.

Mr. Popper's Penguins stars Kirk Bixby as "Mr. Popper" and Amanda Joy Loth as "Mrs. Popper." Rasheem Ford and Kelly Blaze round out the cast as ensemble and puppeteers. Noah Putterman, Casa's Director of Children's Theatre, will recreate Mr. Popper's Penguins with the Casa Mañana creative team: Tammy Spencer (costumes), Samuel Rushen (lighting), Kyle McCord (sound) and Catherine Petty-Rogers (hair, wigs, makeup).

Following the three-week run at Casa Mañana, Mr. Popper's Penguins will depart for the First National Tour, produced by Casa Mañana and sponsored by Neiman Marcus. The tour will travel from coast to coast with a two-week run at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC over the Christmas holiday.

Mr. Popper's Penguins was adapted for the stage by Pins and Needles Productions with original music by Luke Bateman and lyrics by Richy Hughes. The original London West End production was directed by Emma Earle and designed by Zoe Squire with puppets designed by Nick Barnes, sound by Jason Barnes and lighting by Ric Mountjoy.

Ticket prices range from $17 to $39 and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or by visiting www.casamanana.org. Tickets are also available at the Casa Mañana Theatre box office, 3101 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth.

Casa Mañana Theatre has been bringing professional Broadway and Children's Theatre to Fort Worth for almost 60 years. As a performing arts organization, Casa Mañana strives to create, nurture and advance live professional theatre unparalleled in artistic excellence for the enrichment and education of its diverse community and its future generations of artists and patrons. Casa Mañana's Broadway and Children's Theatre productions are seen by nearly 200,000 people annually and over 60,000 school children attend its Children's Theatre productions each year. Learn more at www.casamanana.org.


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