VAN WERT - A magical gift this Christmas includes two childhood fascinations, Dinosaurs and Trains. On Saturday, March 15 at 3 p.m., Jeffery-Mohr Dentistry, Inc. will welcome Dinosaur Train to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Stage. Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train is a live show based upon the PBS series that embraces and celebrates the fascination that children have with both dinosaurs and trains. Come join Buddy, Tiny, Don and all of their friends and family in this fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth....and rode in trains.
Little Buddy is a proud Tyrannosaurus Rex living happily in the Pteranodon family nest. But, what exactly makes Buddy a part of this family, and just what will happen when he gets bigger and can't fit in the nest anymore? Buddy wants to know, so the Pteranodons decide to hop aboard the one and only Dinosaur Train and set off on an adventure across the Mesozoic to take Buddy to see his good friend King Cryolophosaurus. King's giving a big concert in Troodon Town and will be a great pal for Buddy to talk to and figure it all out. But, oh no! King is missing! Will Buddy and the gang be able to find him in time for his concert? Just why is King hiding anyway? Will Buddy discover what makes him special and such an important part of the Pteranodon family?
Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy's Big Adventure will bring the beloved stars of the hit PBS series to your hometown for the first time. From giant King to teeny Tiny, all of our friends will be brought to life in an exciting, original, musical story created just for the stage where our audience is always a part of the action. Utilizing lush projected backgrounds and vistas, magical special effects that fill the theatre, a full sized replica of the Dinosaur Train, unique hybrid puppeteered costume characters and an engaging live host, the dinosaur pals and their adventures will truly seem larger than life.
The fun goes beyond the show. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the characters after the show and capture a memorable picture. Also, as a sweet reward, all ticketed patrons will be entered to win a Dinosaur Train themed cake from the regions very own cakery, CakeCrazy. Visit the event page to find out more information.
Tickets for Dinosaur Train LIVE are on sale now and ready for gifting at family friendly prices from $12-$27. Order tickets by phone (419) 238-NPAC; online npacvw.org; or by visiting the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Box Office at 10700 SR 118S, Van Wert.