Thursday, February 4, 2010

Walking with Dinosaurs coming to MetraPark

Today MetraPark announced a BIG show (literally and figuratively)--WALKING WITH DINOSAURS.  Seven shows will take place in the Rimrock Auto Arena from March 31st through April 3rd.

This show looks amazing--it's a theatrical experience but with the educational component.  It is based on the BBC Television Series. Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs.  The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous.  The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall, and 56 feet from nose to tail.

The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution, complete with the climatic and tectonic changes that took place, which led to the demise of many species.  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.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS is the most successful family touring show right now and is the 4th Biggest overall touring show only behind Bon Jovi, UT, and AC/DC. I think this will be a show like nothing we've seen in Billings before.  We're lucky that it is headed our way. 

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