Synchronicity celebrates the holidays with Mr. Popper’s Penguins, a delightful musical for all ages based on the classic 1938 children’s book by Richard and Florence Atwater. Mr. Popper, a humble house painter, gets a cool surprise when Antarctic explorer Admiral Drake ships him a penguin! One penguin expands into a family of penguins, and suddenly the Poppers have a lot of extra mouths to feed on a tight household budget. So, Mr. Popper trains the penguins to perform and takes their show on the road, leading to mischief, hilarity, and dreams come true.
Each Friday is PJs & Play! Kids can wear pajamas and enjoy milk and cookies while watching the show!
Sign Interpreted Performance by Stagehands: Sunday, December 11 at 5pm!
Inside Scoop performance is 2pm on 12/18. Free ice cream & post-show chat!
Special 'Kidnight' New Year's Eve performance at 7pm, 12/31 - With sparkling cider toast celebration & penguin leap after the show.
Mr. Popper - Brandon Partrick
Director - Rachel May
Stage Manager/Asst. Director - Julie Skrzypek
Music Director - Alli Lingenfelter
Choreographer - Jennifer Smiles Plumley
Facility & Production Manager - Lisa Green
Technical Director - Ali Hooks
Scenic, Props & Puppet Designer - Ryan Bradburn
Lighting Designer - Elisabeth Cooper
Costume Designer - Sydney Roberts
Sound Designer - Preston Goodson
Asst. Lighting Designer - Angus McBee
Dramaturg - Kathy Janich
Jody Davisdon is a director and arts administrator whose career and accomplishments in the field of theatre for young audiences spans 30 years. She is the founder of the Rainbow Company Children’s Theatre and co-founder of both the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre and the Serendipity Theatre Company. She has the unique distinction and honor of being the only founder/executive director of three separate children’s theatres to be named the “Best New Children’s Theatre in the United States” by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. In addition to her dedication to the field of family theatre, her seminal work in the field of theatre for disabled artists has produced several scripts. Jody has been featured in People magazine and on Good Morning, America as well as in many other national publications and media.
Source: Pioneer Drama Services: Author Details
BRETT SCHRIER is an accomplished composer, music director, and vocal coach in New York City. He always knew his life would be dedicated to the artistic world. His earliest memories include sitting at the piano, singing, and dreaming of the day he would earn his living doing what he loves. After a childhood spent performing, Brett attended The Boston Conservatory, where he pioneered a program and graduated with an individualized degree in Music Direction for the Musical Theatre. Since graduation, Brett has worked in music and theatre venues across the world. As one of New York's "most talented upcoming writers," Brett has written and developed three full-length musicals. His first, Take Two! The Musical! earned rave reviews during a World Premiere Production at Northern Stage. He also composed the original score for the stage adaptation of Mr. Popper's Penguins, which is licensed by Plays For Young Audiences, and produced by multiple companies around the world. His newest project, Time Between Us, won Critic's Pick Award in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, premiered regionally at Serenbe Playhouse, and is currently in development for an Off-Broadway run. Brett wrote the music, book, & lyrics for Time Between Us, which is being called 'one of the most thought-provoking, cutting edge pieces of musical theatre this decade.'Brett's musical directing/conducting credits include: I Love You…You're Perfect…Now Change, 42nd Street (National Tour), Hairspray (National Tour), Les Miserables, Cats, Miss Saigon, The Will Rogers Follies, Fiddler On The Roof, Beauty And The Beast, and A Chorus Line. His arrangements are frequently heard in concerts, cabarets and recordings across the world, and his work is continually performed at distinguished New York City venues: Ars Nova, Joe's Pub, The Duplex, and The Knitting Factory. Brett served as Music Director for Broadway In South Africa, Broadway Under The Stars in Sonoma, and the National Tour of Scooby-Doo Live!, produced by Warner Bros/Life Like Touring. He is also Vocal Director for Royal Caribbean Productions.A faculty member at Marymount Manhattan College, Brett resides in New York City, where he enjoys vocal coaching some of Broadway's most gifted stars, songwriting, and teaching musical theatre workshops. He is the founder of Broadway Playground, a place for artists of all levels to explore their craft while "playing" in a creative learning environment. Brett is a proud member of ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
Source: Brettschrier.com; About Brett