Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo is Coming to the U.S.



As I was looking through the newspaper today, I found this interesting tidbit that might be of interest to monster, dinosaurs and/or puppetry aficionados: Erth's educational puppet show, "Dinosaur Petting Zoo", is currently touring England and will soon arrive in the U.S.--namely, locations in California, Texas and Arizona.

According to Erth's site, Dinosaur Petting Zoo is "(a) unique show that allows heaps of interaction for kids and adults while they travel with the Erth performers on a journey through prehistoric Australia. Experience an amazing selection of dinosaurs and creatures that inhabited that landscape millions of years ago. Children will have the opportunity to help feed, water and care for these prehistoric marvels with simple lessons in animal husbandry."


Erth is an Australian puppet company that began in 1990, and has used a creative selection technology and techniques throughout its history to bring a large assortment of amazing creatures to life. Given how impressive live puppetry has been for stage productions of The Lion King and War Horse, I think that it's wonderful that dinosaurs are getting their due in this form of performance art. However, others may disagree:


Click here to see the 2013 Dinosaur Petting Zoo touring schedule.



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