Dinosaurs come to life in unique show at Mesa Arts Center


by azfamily.com

GMAZ segments by Tess Rafols

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 1:12 PM

MESA, Ariz. -- Take a prehistoric journey with Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live, on stage this weekend at the Mesa Arts Center.

Meet a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs that roamed the planet millions of years ago. You will not believe your eyes as the stage is transformed to feature a large-scale cast of dinosaur puppets brought to life by sophisticated design, theatrical presentation and puppet mastery.

This monster production will feature 16 dinosaurs on stage. Children can watch and learn, but can also interact with the creatures in this fun, educational and unique presentation.

The puppets of Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live are sophisticated and intricate. From the sweetly curious baby Dryosaur, to the peaceful hulk Titanosaur, and even the teeth-gnashing T-rex. Erth's large-scale puppets were developed in consultation with paleontologists, based on current science and interpretations of fossil evidence.

3TV's Tess Rafols got a sneak peek, even meeting some of the dinosaurs in this amazing production.



Created in Australia, the international theatre attraction takes the stage at Mesa Arts Center, for six shows January 10-12. Audiences will have the opportunity to experience what life was like amongst these giant creatures.

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
Jan. 10, 7 p.m.
Jan. 11, 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Jan. 12, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office (480-644-6500) and mesaartscenter.com.
Mesa Arts Center
One East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85211