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Neighbors Growing Together | Apr 27, 2017

Dinosaurs come to life on Sondheim stage

Mar 30, 2017

Erth’s “Dinosaur Zoo Live!” will guide its audience on a breathtaking tour through prehistoric Australia at 7 p.m. April 7 at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.

The audience will observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of lifelike dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will connect them to their natural world.

Youth will have the opportunity to learn about dinosaurs, watch their lifelike movements, interact and roar with 19 different dinosaurs on stage, including the Triceratops, Titanosaur, Leaellynasaura, some baby dinos, and, of course, T-Rex.

Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s “Dinosaur Zoo Live’s” puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you might feel the urge to run and hide.

“Dinosaur Zoo Live!” is produced by Erth Physical and Visual Inc. Since its beginnings in 1990, Erth has sought to provide audiences with visual experiences; giant puppetry, stilt-walkers, inflatable environments, aerial and flying creatures; bringing the impossible to life.

Erth has built an Australia-wide, and increasingly international reputation based on exceptional work and a distinctive visual aesthetic. Its signature production, “Dinosaur Zoo Live!” is consistently touring through North America, United Kingdom and Australia, with multiple teams touring simultaneously.

“Dinosaurs are fascinating and this show will delight children and even big kids, some call adults,” said Kadie Dennison, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center marketing and development manager. “We have had performances from across the globe, but never have we had a family oriented performance from Australia. This show is one that kids will be talking about for days, a spectacular tour of the days dinosaurs roamed the earth. While it may indeed have been 65 million years in the making, we think you’ll agree, it’s well worth the wait.”

Youth tickets for “Dinosaur Zoo Live!” are $15 and adult tickets are $26 for Zone 1, $20 for Zone 2, $18 for Zone 3 and $15 for Zone 4.

Tickets are available at the convention center ticket office, 472-2787 and www.FairfieldACC.com.

 

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