Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Based on the book by Richard and Florence Atwater
In the town of Stillwater live the pleasant and practical Mr. and Mrs. Popper. Sometimes Mr. Popper dreams of going on adventures. When he writes to his idol Admiral Drake—explorer, circumnavigator of the globe, and visitor to the South Pole—Mr. Popper receives a surprise package. It’s a bunch of boisterous penguins! This new musical, based on the classic Newbery Honor Book from 1939, teaches that unexpected strains and creative solutions can make a family, and that dreams can have surprising endings.
support provided by
McQuaide Blasko Endowment
We provide teaching materials that point out subject area connections that follow the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System/Academic Standards, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Learning Standards for Early Childhood, and the Common Core State Standards. Contact Medora Ebersole at 814‑863‑6752 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive these resources.
- Common Core Classroom Ready Guide prepared by Little, Brown and Company
- polarTREC resources, managed by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States, is for anyone interested in teaching or learning more about the science of the Arctic and Antarctica.
- Discovery of bones of colossal human-sized penguin
- Penn State geoscientist reflects on 18 seasons of research in Antarctica.
- Post-performance discussion questions
- Show study guide by the Casa Mañana touring company
- Antarctic animals coloring page
Teachers: Experience the chill!
The Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the Penn State College of Education’s Center for Science and the Schools to offer educators an opportunity for Act 48 credit. A Chilling Experience: Investigating Life in the Arctic and Antarctic—a free one-day workshop on Thursday, January 11, in Eisenhower Auditorium—will help teachers learn about integrated activities for the classroom. Do you like fascinating stories about penguins, polar bears, and other cold-climate-adapted animals? Do you think your students would enjoy investigating the Arctic/Antarctic food web? A Chilling Experience will integrate literature, math, science, technology, and the arts using several activities you can replicate in your classroom. Participants will have a chance to win tickets for a class trip to see a School-Time Matinee presentation at Eisenhower. Register now. For more information, e-mail Ashley Rapsinski or call 814-865-1713.