DINOSAUR TRAIN LIVE to Chug Into Mayo Performing Arts Center, 1/26

Come join Buddy, Tiny, Don and all of their friends and family in Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live!, a fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth....and rode in trains! This children's performance based on the popular PBS Kids series will be performed at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Tickets are $15-30.

Jim Henson'S DINOSAUR TRAIN LIVE: BUDDY'S BIG ADVENTURE embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains. The show encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology.

From giant King to teeny Tiny, all of the popular characters will be brought to life in an exciting, original, musical story created just for the stage where the 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, our dinosaur pals and their adventures will truly seem larger than life.

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? And will Buddy discover what makes him special and such an important part of the Pteranodon family? Let's all take a ride on the Dinosaur Train to find out, together!

Through interactivity, music and laughter Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy's Big Adventure will have kids up and dancing in the aisles.

About Dinosaur Train - The PBS KIDS TV 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. © 2013 The Jim Henson Company. Jim Henson'S mark & logo, DINOSAUR TRAIN LIVE mark & logo, characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved.

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2013-2014 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Dinosaur Train Live is set for Sunday, January 26 at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Tickets $15-30. Mayo Performing Arts Center is located at 100 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960. For tickets: box office (973) 539-8008 or online: www.mayoarts.org. All Programs Subject to Change.

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