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Dinosaur Zoo Live! Onstage at Chuck Mathena Center

Princeton, WV – Erth Visual & Physical, Inc. and Red Tail Entertainment are pleased to confirm the arrival of Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE!  Created in Australia, this entertaining and educational theatre attraction will play Chuck Mathena Center on May 16 at 7pm for one show only. Don’t miss this chance to experience what life was like amongst these giant creatures 65 million years ago! Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 304 425-5128.

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE! is an experiential theatre production which takes audiences on a prehistoric journey into a new dimension where they get to meet a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs that once roamed the planet millions of years ago. Featuring a large-scale cast of life-sized dinosaur puppets brought to life by sophisticated design and theatrical presentation and puppet mastery, these amazingly life-like dinosaur recreations connect children to paleontology in a fun and informative setting. This new production will feature nineteen dinosaurs on stage, including the awesome Triceratops which Erth created uniquely for the North American tour. Children can watch and learn, but can also interact with the creatures in this fun and educational presentation.

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE! is both entertaining and educational. The Chicago Tribune loved it, saying, “A delightful and educational date with the dinos that provides visual oomph to rival ‘The Lion King’ “. The New York Times said, “ Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo delivers solid science as well as an extraordinary spectacle.”

Erth’s 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 foundation of its unique visual and physical theatre work. Their work ranges from large-scale interactive environments such as ‘The Garden’, a pre-historic landscape inhabited by giant insects, to more intimate in-theatre work and roving spectaculars. The company regularly tours internationally and more that a million people have seen its dinosaurs. The Sydney Morning Herald wrote, “It’s a rare and pleasurable work that manages technical brilliance, cultural insight and enchantment all in one go.”

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE! is written and directed by Scott Wright, the co-founder of Erth Visual & Physical Inc, and has been its Artistic Director since its inception in 1990. He trained as a dancer and choreographer in Victoria, Australia, and is a multi-skilled artist incorporating puppetry (one of his greatest loves,) movement, acting, aerial, stilts and pyrotechnics. During this period, Scott steered the company through many twists and turns, creating a successful national and international touring profile. Scott is currently focusing on the survival of indigenous folklore, exploring how ancient stories can be retrieved and presented to new audiences. This exploration takes him to remote communities throughout Australia to meet with elders, learning and developing methods in which puppetry can tell stories of ancient creatures and landscapes.

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE! takes the stage at Chuck Mathena Center on May 16 at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now. Just click, call or come by! Go online at, call 304 425-5128 or drop by the Box Office at 2 Stafford Commons in Princeton. Tickets are $17 for children and $20 for adults.  Groups of ten or more receive a 10% discount on tickets, so bring the whole family!

What: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo LIve! at Chuck Mathena Center
When: Tuesday, May 16 at 7pm
Where: Chuck Mathena Center, 2 Stafford Commons, Princeton, WV 24740
Tickets: $17 children / $20 adults
Info: or 304 425-5128

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