When the play started the actors were singing all the time and the music (by George Howe) was pretty when they were singing together in harmony. We met Mr. Popper (Johnathan Schwart) and Mrs. Popper (Heather Currie). Mr. Popper was a painter and they didn't have enough money to buy food. Mr. Popper loved reading Antarctic Adventures. He read about the penguins in Antarctica and he said they'd make a good pet.
Then Admiral Drake (Josh Bernaski) sent Mr. Popper a penguin in a box. And then the penguin came out of the box and he was big and funny and cute. And the penguin kept saying "Ork! Ork! Ork!" So they called him Captain Cook because it kind of sounded like he said "Cook" when he talked. Then Mr. Popper took Captain Cook on an Adventure downtown and they went to every single place. Someone thought he was a pelican and someone that he was an ant eater.
Mrs. Popper said "What is that?" when she met Captain Cook but she loved him anyway. They put him in the fridge because it was cold in there and penguins live in the cold. Then they helped him make a nest and they put lots of stuff in the nest, and they put a banana in the nest which doesn't belong in a nest cause that's funny to put a banana in the nest because its just food. Then the zoo sent Mr. Popper another penguin because Captain Cook wanted a girlfriend, her name was Greta. And then they loved each other and had ten babies that were just cute. Then Mr. and Mrs. Popper taught the penguins to do an obstacle course and took it to a theatre so Mr. Greenbaum (Amanda Roeder) could help them feed all the penguins.
I loved the show a lot!!! My favorite parts were the banana, the seal chase, the baby and the globe. I thought they (design by Joe Schermoly and Elyse Balogh) did a really good job with the ladders and I really like how they made a bus, a jail, the obstacle course, and a boat with the ladders. After seeing the play I really liked it and wanted to buy the book so I could read it!
I took the autographs from all the actors after the show and mommy got me a Captain Cook stuffed animal penguin.
Everyone should see this play because its really good. Jordan, Jaspar, Jacob and Jo would like this show. If you like penguins, ladders, music, painters, bananas, Captain Cook, puppets, or seals, you'd like this show.
The End. I Love you. Love, Gunnar