‘Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live’ brings prehistoric world to Eisenhower on April 6

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In a unique interactive theater performance, “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live” takes the audience on a tour through prehistoric Australia. The show brings an eye-popping array of ancient creatures to life on stage at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus.

From the sweetly curious baby Dryosaur to the peaceful hulk Titanosaur — and even the teeth-gnashing Tyrannosaurus Rex — “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live” stimulates the imagination in a way that connects children to their world.

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 www.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.

The audience can observe and interact with extraordinary lifelike creatures, just like those that inhabited the Southern Hemisphere millions of years ago. Showgoers will meet a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs in their ancient environment in this imaginative, entertaining and educational production.

Erth’s large-scale puppets were developed in consultation with paleontologists based on up-to-date science and interpretations of fossil evidence. Employing sophisticated design and electronics, skilled performers and puppeteers bring these giants to life through the magic of theater.

Kids Connections, which is free for ticket holders and includes a craft-centered, child-friendly activity provided by Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, will take place in Eisenhower one hour before the show. Due to space and time restrictions, Kids Connections participation is limited.

McQuaide Blasko Endowment sponsors the presentation. FOX 8, ABC 23 and MAJIC 99 are the media sponsors.

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Last Updated March 19, 2014