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Mr. Popper’s Penguins

In the small town of Stillwater, painter and decorator Mr. Popper is a pleasant, practical, predictable person who periodically pines for polar adventures. But when a peculiar package on the Poppers’ porch produces a penguin, chaos waddles into their lives. Soon, the Poppers open their home and hearts to not one, not two, but a bunch of boisterous black-and-white birds! With catchy songs and penguin puppets aplenty, this fresh and funny musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book will leave the audience chirping with cheer. On stage at the Kennedy Center, Dec. 19 to 31, it is most enjoyed by ages 3, up. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. kennedy-center.org.

Stay after the 1:30 p.m. performance on Dec. 22 for a free Kids’ Chat. Following the performance, young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with some of the artists.

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