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Kids can meet T. rex and more at ‘Dinosaur World Live’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 14

Kids can meet T. rex and more at ‘Dinosaur World Live’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 14
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From a press release:

Direct from the West End of London, “Dinosaur World Live,” the interactive children’s theatre show that brings dinosaurs to life on stage, is jetting across the Atlantic for a major tour of the United States, including a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, March 14 at 3 p.m.

Tickets, which are $20, $25, and $35, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

Following three major tours of the United Kingdom, including smash-hit summer seasons at Regent’s Park Theatre in London (2018) and the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre (2019), “Dinosaur World Live” has delighted critics and audiences alike from ages 3 and above.

Using stunning puppetry to bring remarkably life-like dinosaurs to the stage, “Dinosaur World Live” presents a host of impressive pre-historic creatures, including every child’s favorite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus rex, along with a Giraffatitan, Microraptor, Segnosaurus, and Triceratops. The show introduces Miranda, daughter of palaeontologists, who grew up surrounded by dinosaurs on a far-away island off the coast of South America. She has brought her pre-historic pals to your local theater and would love you to meet them. Warning: Some of these dinosaurs aren’t as docile as they seem!

If parents are looking for fun things to do with the kids, “Dinosaur World Live” delivers an entertaining and educational live show that promises to delight the whole family. Each performance is followed by a post-show meet and greet where audience members have the opportunity to meet some of the dinosaurs in person.

The 2020 cast includes Romina Hytten (Miranda), Darcy Collins (puppeteer/puppet captain), Ashleigh Cheadle (puppeteer), Peter Twose (puppeteer), Emily Cooper (puppeteer/puppet technician), and Tom Norman (puppeteer).

Produced by Nicoll Entertainment, “Dinosaur World Live” is written and directed by Derek Bond (Manchester Theatre Awards 2017 winner “Sweet Charity,” “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Manchester Royal Exchange). The creative team includes puppet designer Max Humphries (National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Cirque de Soleil); puppet director Laura Cubitt (“Running Wild” at the Chichester Festival Theatre, “Don Quixote” by the Royal Shakespeare Company), puppetry consultant Toby Olié (“Elephantom,” “Peter Pan,” “The Light Princess,” “Hansel & Gretel,” and “50 Years on Stage” for the National Theatre), set and costume designer James Perkins, lighting designer John Maddox, and sound designer Tom Mann.

  • kind of break realism if you see people controlling the dinosaurs.