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Walking with Dinosaurs

Event Information:

When: Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 3:30 p.m.

Age limit: All ages

Where: Covelli Centre
229 E. Front St.
Youngstown, OH

Categorized under: Children | Children.

Recuring Event? No

Long Description: Dinosaurs return to the earth in a live theatrical arena show, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. In WALKING WITH DINOSAURS, seventeen roaring, snarling "live" dinosaurs mesmerize the audience - and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth. The show is now on an ongoing North American arena tour and will perform 3 performances at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, OH. More than 3.1 million Americans have already seen the production since it opened in July 2007. Tickets go on sale on March 13th by calling 800-745-3000 on-line at Ticketmaster.com or in person at Covelli Centre Box Office. Presented locally by the Eastwood Mall and WFMJ; the performance schedule is Tuesday May 4th at 7:30pm and Wednesday May 5th at 3:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets start at $49.50, $39.50 and $29.50- additional fees may apply. For groups, please call Tracey Biery at 330-746-5981. For more information, please visit www.dinosaurlive.com. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular has sold out performances and broken records in arenas all over the America - generating $136 million in ticket sales to date. It has been seen on "The Today Show," Good Morning America," "Live with Regis and Kelly," and has been written about in Newsweek, The New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor and the Wall Street Journal. It was the subject of a Discovery Channel Really Big Things episode and a video clue category on Jeopardy. The production has won the THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Touring Event (2007) and the Billboard Touring Award for Creative Content (2008) as well as the Pollstar Concert Industry Award for Most Creative Stage Production (2009). The THEAs recognize excellence in the creation of compelling educational, historical, and entertainment projects; and both the Billboard Touring Award and the Pollstar Concert Industry Award recognize a show or tour that creatively expands what is offered on the road. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular is brought to North America by The Creature Production Company, headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic. Pavlovic said, "The BBC Series was a brilliant blend of special effects, escapism, excitement and information. Our show brings together all of that, plus something extra - it's live! In this production, seventeen roaring, snarling "live" dinosaurs mesmerize the audience - and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth." Pavlovic continued, "The dinosaurs are life-size, making the show so immense, it could only fit in arenas. It's a $20 million arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality, which captivates young and old alike. With WALKING WITH DINOSAURS, we really believe we have created a new genre in entertainment and we hope to continue to bring new product to arenas for years to come " Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall, and 56 feet from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 - including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists and painters, and animatronic experts - a year to build the original production. The show depicts the dinosaurs' evolution, complete with the climatic and tectonic changes that took place, which led to the demise of many species. With almost cinematic realism, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, and the audience sees how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators. The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth's continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire -- all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs. The New York Times said that dinosaurs are making "a thundering comeback after 65 million years." Newsweek called the show, "that rare entertainment beast that parents and kids can enjoy together." Variety said, "'WALKING WITH DINOSAURS' is a truly spectacular spectacular. The dinosaurs are stunning, life-size and faultlessly nimble." Artistic Director William May developed the creative vision of the show based on an original idea by entrepreneur Bruce Mactaggart to create an arena version of the "WALKING WITH DINOSAURS" television series. A talented and experienced team of creative artists came together to produce "WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular." The show is directed by Scott Faris, a Broadway veteran who has worked side by side with Harold Prince, Trevor Nunn, Michael Blakemore, Gene Saks, John Caird, Tommy Tune and Jerry Zaks. The creatures are designed and built by Sonny Tilders; the set and projected image design are by Peter England; the show's lighting is by John Rayment, our score was composed by James Brett; and Warner Brown wrote the script. Tim Haines, creator and producer of the original BBC series, which was seen by a worldwide audience of 700 million, serves as Project Consultant to WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular was originally produced in Australia by Gerry Ryan, Malcolm Cooke and Jill Bryant and is brought to North America by The Creature Production Company.

Event posted: March 10, 2010

Last updated: Aug. 16, 2016

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