OCEAN FILM TOUR AND LOVEABLE PENGUINS SAIL IN TO THE WHEELER

Aspen, CO The Wheeler Opera House will bring the alluring sea and Antarctic adventures to Aspen starting with the International Ocean Film Tour, Vol 5 on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. followed by Mr. Popper’s Penguins on Wednesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the film and $25 adult/$17.50 child tickets for Mr. Popper’s (Wheeler Wins! pricing available). Both are on sale now at the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (970.920.5770/ aspenshowtix.com). The Wheeler Opera House is located at 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO.

Wheeler Executive Director Gena Buhler states, “The ocean is calling! The films we’ve presented as part of the winter series have been extremely popular this year. We fully expect that to continue for this night of ocean films. I for one can’t wait to see the sea come to life on our big screen.” She continues, “And that’s not all! For families, we have penguins ready to waddle across our stage. It will be great fun!”

The International Ocean Film Tour presents the captivating sea in all its diversity and beauty as well as promoting an environmental policy focus and providing inspiring messages to take action and protect our natural resources. The evening takes the viewer on a wondrous voyage of the cosmic ocean, well beyond the ordinary cinema with six visually stunning documentary films some of which include Dolphin Man, Paradigm Lost, The Ocean Rider and Water II.

The following night, the whole family can enjoy some fun with Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book (also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey) is the perfect family treat for ages 4- 104!

For more about this and other events at the Wheeler, visit www.wheeleroperahouse.com.