DINOSAUR TRAIN LIVE! PRESENTED AT ORPHEUM THEATER JANUARY 23
Family-Friendly Puppet Show Features Characters From Popular PBS Series
Omaha, Neb., (December 29, 2014) – Omaha Performing Arts presents Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure in the Slosburg Hall at the Orpheum Theater on Friday, January 23, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $10, and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St.
Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure brings the stars of the hit PBS series to Omaha for the first time. Children can join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and more in an interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth....and rode in trains. The show utilizes projected backgrounds and vistas, magical special effects, a full-sized replica of the Dinosaur Train, unique hybrid puppeteered costume characters and a live host to make the original, musical story come to life.
In Dinosaur Train Live!, Little Buddy is a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Pteranodon family nest. When Buddy questions what makes him a part of the family, the Pteranodons decide to hop aboard the Dinosaur Train on an adventure across the Mesozoic to introduce Buddy to King Cryolophosaurus. King turns up missing, and he’s due to perform at a concert. Will Buddy and the gang be able to find him in time for his concert? And will Buddy discover what makes him special and such an important part of the Pteranodon family?
“This will absolutely be a ‘wow’ show for kids where they can feel like they’ve been transported to Buddy’s amazing world and can go on an adventure with him and his friends,” said John Tartaglia, director and producer, and Michael Shawn Lewis, producer and co-creator. “It will be chock-full of music, laughs and effects that families will love experiencing together. We hope kids will be having such a great time they won't even realize all of the science concepts they're learning!”
Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure will be at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St., January 23, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $10, and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St.
ABOUT PBS KIDSTELEVISION SERIES, DINOSAUR TRAIN
The PBS KIDS animated television series, Dinosaur Train, created by Craig Bartlett, embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills. Each episode includes animated segments with live-action sequences featuring a paleontologist who brings to life the show's natural science and natural history curriculum for preschoolers, giving specific facts about dinosaurs and comparing their features to animals of today. The series has been airing on PBS Kids since September of 2009. The Dinosaur Train television series is a big hit for young viewers; consistently ranking in the top ten children’s programs for ages 2 to 5, according to Nielsen.
ABOUT THE JIM HENSON COMPANY
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards® and nine Grammy Awards®. Recent credits for the company include the Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid and Dinosaur Train as well as Wilson & Ditch: Digging America and Pajanimals" Features include The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask and Unstable Fables, and television productions include Fraggle Rock and the sci-fi cult series Farscape.
With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson's Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry's top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand has recently launched the national tour of "Stuffed and Unstrung," a live puppet improvisational show named one of the top 10 “Best Stage Shows” by Entertainment Weekly. henson.com; Join us on facebook.com/hensoncompany; and follow us at twitter.com/hensonparents