Created by Erth-Visual & Physical, Inc.
Written & Directed by Scott Wright
Produced by Broadway In Chicago
At the Broadway Playhouse, Chicago
Totally kid interactive shows about dinosaurs is an amazing learning and entertaining experience.
The creatives from Australia, Erth-Visual & Physical have created and are now touring the world with their Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live. This experiential theatre production is part paleontologist lesson, part puppet show, and part audience appreciation of prehistoric animals. This kid friendly show utilizing video projections, amazing plant props, and live sized dinosaur puppets is narrated and hosted by Australian Aimee Louisanne, a charismatic young woman who has a way with both kids and paleontology.
This 70 minute on act show brings life to the world of millions of years ago as Louisanne guides us through the evolution of life on earth with special emphasis on fossils from Australia. We meet a menagerie of large insects,mammals and 16 foot dinosaurs including a baby T. Rex, Triceratops and Hadrosaur. Besides showing us these amazing animals richly made into puppets complete with vocal sound effects, out host allows kid on stage to pet, hug and kiss the dinosaurs. This powerful audience interaction works to both educate and thrill the audience-adults and children.
I have not witnessed a more kid-friendly, interactive show that transports us into a world millions of years old. The puppet mastery is sophisticated and realistic in one of the slickest and smart touring show to play Chicago in years!Get to the Broadway Playhouse theatre fast since these dinosaurs will only room Chicago until Sunday, March 30. Bring the kids.
Talk Theatre in Chicago podcast
Date Reviewed: March 25, 2014
For more info check the Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live page at theatreinchicago.com
At the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago, IL, call 800-775-2000, www.broadwayinchicago.com, tickets $28 – $58, Thursday, March 27 at 7 pm, Friday, march 28 at 10:30 am & 7 pm, Saturday, march 29 at 10:30 am, 1 pm & 4:30 pm, Sunday, march 30 at ! & 4:30 pm, running time is 70 minutes without intermission, through March 30, 2104