Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center will be the scene for an enormous six-show production, "Walking With Dinosaurs: The Live Experience," March 20 to 23.
The live-action theatrical arena show features 15 animatronic dinosaurs in a 90-minute scripted production that depicts the dinosaurs progression from earth-shattering giants to their eventual demise, according to Bernie Punt, director of sales and marketing.
The show is likely the largest to be staged at the Jordan Center. It takes two full days to set up the production, and the Jordan Center parking lot will be crowded with 27 tractor-trailers full of equipment and stage props.
Tickets, which are priced at $29.50, $44.50, $52.50 and $69.50 for reserved seating, go on sale at noon Saturday, Jan. 19, and can be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.bjc.psu.edu and www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling (814) 865-5555.
During the press conference, participants viewed a video of the actual stage production. This scene of hatchling dinosaurs was captured from that video.
"We have very few shows that will make you smarter," said Bob Howard, general manager of the Jordan Center. "This one is 'edutainment.' "