'Dinosaur Train: Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure' comes to Eisenhower on Oct. 25

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Join Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don and all of their friends and family in an upbeat, interactive and multimedia trip to the Mesozoic. Jim Henson’s "Dinosaur Train: Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure," on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium, travels back in time to an imagined age when dinosaurs roamed the earth and rode in trains.

The stage production is based on "Dinosaur Train," the Jim Henson Co.-produced PBS Kids program that embraces the fascination children have with both trains and dinosaurs.

Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presentation are $19 for an adult, $9 for a University Park student and $19 for a person 18 and younger. Buy tickets online at http://cpa.psu.edu or by phone at 814-863-0255. Outside the local calling area, dial 800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (weekdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.

Buddy is a young tyrannosaurus rex living happily in the Pteranodon family nest. But what makes Buddy a part of this family? And what will happen when he gets bigger and can’t fit in the nest? Seeking answers to Buddy’s questions, the Pteranodons hop aboard the Dinosaur Train and set off on an adventure to see King Cryolophosaurus. But the King turns out to be missing. Will Buddy and the gang find him? Will Buddy discover what makes him such an important part of the Pteranodon family? Take a ride on the Dinosaur Train and find out.

From giant King to teeny Tiny, "Buddy’s Big Adventure" brings the TV program’s characters to life in an original and musical story in which the audience is part of the action. The stage show features hybrid puppeteered costume characters, a live host, projected backgrounds and vistas, special effects and a full-sized replica of the Dinosaur Train.

Kids Connections, which is free for ticket holders and includes a craft-centered, child-friendly activity provided by WPSU, takes place in Eisenhower one hour before the show. Due to space and time restrictions, Kids Connections participation is limited. The "Dinosaur Train" TV series airs weekdays at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on WPSU-TV Channel 3.

McQuaide Blasko Endowment sponsors the stage performance. MAJIC 99 is the media sponsor.

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Last Updated October 04, 2013