LPCA presents a show 65 million years in the making

“Dinosaur Zoo Live” will come to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Thursday and Friday with lifelike dinosaur puppets. (Photo provided —  C. Waits)

LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites the public to journey back to prehistoric times as dinosaurs “invade,” bringing audiences face-to-face with prehistoric creatures in Erth’s “Dinosaur Zoo Live” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. VIP tickets are also available (includes premium seating, pre-show meet and greet and merchandise item) for $25. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 518-523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.

Erth’s “Dinosaur Zoo Live” guides families on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia. People can observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world.

Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s “Dinosaur Zoo Live” puppets are realistic. The live show is created by Erth Visual and Physical of Sydney, Australia.

Dinosaur Zoo Live is both entertaining and educational.

“Dinosaur Zoo Live” will come to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Thursday and Friday with lifelike dinosaur puppets. (Photo provided — C. Waits)

The Sydney Morning Herald says, “It’s a rare and pleasurable work that manages technical brilliance, cultural insight and enchantment all in one go.” And The Chicago Tribune loved it, saying: “A delightful and educational date with the dinos that provides visual oomph to rival The Lion King.”

“Dinosaur Zoo Live” is the creation of one of Australia’s most innovative and creative companies, Erth Visual & Physical, Inc., who bring the impossible to life. For over 21 years, the company has developed a truly fantastic aesthetic and an extraordinary box of tricks, which now serve as the foundations of its unique visual and physical theatre work. Their work ranges from large-scale interactive environments such as ‘The Garden’, a prehistoric landscape inhabited by giant insects which premiered at the Melbourne International Festival of Arts, to more intimate in-theatre work and roving spectaculars. The company regularly tours internationally and more than a million people have seen its dinosaurs in museums, and in performance works such as Radio Lab’s Apocalyptical, Dinosaur Petting Zoo, and Dinosaur Zoo Live.

“Dinosaur Zoo Live” will come to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Thursday and Friday with lifelike dinosaur puppets. (Photo provided — C. Waits)

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