The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

A musical based on the novel by George Saunders Gappers

Book and lyrics by Doug Cooney

Music by David O

Directed by Mark Branner, UHM Professor of Theatre

What do you do when hundreds of little orange monsters shriek with delight at the sight of your family's goat? This tuneful, hilarious and wildly theatrical musical for the young at heart is presented by quick-changing actors and a bevy of bright, orange, gleefully-squealing, goat-loving puppets...all accompanied by a toy piano! Based on an acclaimed book, all ages will love this story of how one person with brains and determination can make a difference.


Tickets and Showtimes

April 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30pm; April 20 at 2pm

$20 Regular
$18 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$15 UHAA Members
$13 Students
$5 UH Mānoa Students with valid ID

Tickets are on sale beginning Sept 9 online at, by phone at 944-2697, at Campus Center, at Stan Sheriff Box Office, and at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office.


Special Events

Join us at the Easter Sunday matinee for a post-show "Gappers" egg hunt!
Pre-show events on Sat April 12 and 19 at 6:30pm
UHM Student Buy-One-Get-One Free Night: Fri April 18



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