Above, Utahraptors hunting as a pack in a scene from WALKING WITH DINOSAURS the Arena Spectacular. © 2008 Global Creatures – Joan Marcus
Dinosaurs once again roam the earth in a spectacular theatrical arena show, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular is now on tour in North America.
The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution, complete with the climatic and tectonic changes that took place, which led to the demise of many species. With almost cinematic realism, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, and the audience sees how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.
Below, Tyrannosaurus Rex roaring in a scene from WALKING WITH DINOSAURS the Arena Spectacular.
The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire — all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Variety said, “The dinosaurs are stunning, life-size and faultlessly nimble. In act one, the beasts parade into the arena gnashing and cavorting as a safari-suited paleontologist describes their attributes … in the second half, the action cranks up, culminating in a spectacular clash as a T-Rex mom defends her baby from predators. Sonny Tilders’ triumphant creature design ensures
‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ is a truly spectacular spectacular. It is everything a dino-phile could want.”
‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ is showing at The Thomas & Mack Center from March 24th to March 28th. Tickets are $27.50 to $69.50 and are available at UNLVtickets.com or by calling 739-FANS.