I am always looking for something new and different to do with my girls. This is on the top of my summer list of cool things to go see in Austin in June! Erth Dinosaur Zoo Live! will be at the Long Center for 8 shows from June 17-22. Tickets are on sale now and start at just $18!

DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE! is an experiential theatre production which takes audiences on a prehistoric journey into a new dimension. Audiences get to meet a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs that once roamed the planet millions of years ago.  The shows features a large-scale cast of dinosaur puppets brought to life by sophisticated design and theatrical presentation and puppet mastery. These life-like dinosaur recreations connect children to paleontology in a fun and informative setting.  This new production will feature sixteen dinosaurs on stage, including the T-Rex and the awesome Triceratops uniquely created for the North American tour.  Children can watch and learn, but can also interact with the creatures in this fun, educational and unique presentation.

DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE! is both entertaining and educational.  The Sydney Morning Herald says; ‘It’s a rare and pleasurable work that manages technical brilliance, cultural insight and enchantment all in one go.’  And The Chicago Tribune loved it, saying: ‘A delightful and educational date with the dinos that provides visual oomph to rival ‘The Lion King’”.

DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE! is the creation of one of Australia’s most innovative and creative companies, Erth Visual & Physical, Inc., who bring the impossible to life.  For over 21 years, the company has developed a truly fantastic aesthetic and an extraordinary box of tricks, which now serve as the foundations of its unique visual and physical theatre work. The company regularly tours internationally and more than a million people have seen its dinosaurs in museums and performance works.

The dinosaurs and other creature puppets, as well as the flora and fauna that make up the set are designed by Steve Howarth. From the Erth studio workshop he supervises a team of artists in the creation of the puppets, sets, props, costumes and associated elements that constantly tour the nation and the globe. He oversees the daily production of giant, teeth-gnashing dinosaurs and inflatable monsters that live alongside traditional fine arts and textiles work, and increasingly, he is incorporating new disciplines such as digital animation.

Tickets are available at TheLongCenter.org or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center’s 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street.  For groups of 10 and more, please call 512-457-5161 or groupsales@thelongcenter.org.

 

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