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Mr. Popper’s Penguins waddled into town this week and are performing through December 3, 2017 at the Nashville Children’s Theatre in a not to miss Broadway Musical style show!

“I could not be more excited to put my first musical here in Nashville up on its flippers… urm I mean feet!” says Ernie Nolan, the show’s director and choreographer, as well as NCT’s Executive Artistic Director. “I have some of the best artists in Nashville as designers, performers, and musicians on board to bring this world, which is a little bit Gershwin and a little bit Muppet Show, to life. Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a musical of hope and inspiration with spirited musical numbers and a boat load of dancing penguins.”

About the Show

Based on the classic book, Mr. Popper is a painter and decorator with big dreams of travel and adventure. Finances prevent him from exploring so he travels through books and the radio. He wrote a letter to an Arctic explorer and got an unexpected response that leads to the adventure and travel Mr. Popper always wanted.

The production is 75 minutes of non-stop music and hilarity that kept my 7 year old daughter entertained and dancing along in her seat. The six cast members backed up by the brand new NCT orchestra played a total of 24 characters seamlessly. It is sure to be an enjoyable afternoon out with your whole family.

Mr. Popper's Penguins - cast photos

Crafts and Activities Before the Show

Be sure to arrive early. There are crafts in the lobby, as well as a scavenger hunt just right for kids keeping everyone entertained before the curtain goes up. My daughter made a penguin puppet and then used it to dance in her lap throughout the show with the penguins on stage. It made for an interactive performance!

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Get your tickets online and use our promo code: PUPPETS to save $5 on adult tickets for any weekend performance. The show is running now through December 3rd.

Family Fun Facts

Location: Nashville Children’s Theatre (Map)

Tickets: $20/Adult and $15/Youth Purchase online HERE (Use promo code: PUPPETS to save $5 on adult tickets for any weekend performance)

Showtimes and Dates:

November 4 (Saturday) – 2 PM – Grandparents Day and After-Wards, a discussion with the cast and crew after the show

November 5 (Sunday) – 2 PM

November 8 (Wednesday) – 1 PM – Homeschool Day

November 11 (Saturday) – 2 PM

November 12 (Sunday) – 2 PM

November 18 (Saturday) – 2 PM – Sensory Friendly Performance

November 19 (Sunday) – 2 PM – ASL Sign-Interpreted Performance

November 25 (Saturday) – 2 PM

November 26 (Sunday) – 2 PM

December 2 (Saturday) – 2 PM

December 3 (Sunday) – 2 PM