Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

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  • Illustration of two Dinosaur Train characters standing next to each other smiling as they have arms around each other.
  • Dinosaur Train: Live! Buddy's Big Adventure - Illustration of one dinosaur flying and the head of another dinosaur.

Jim Henson's
Dinosaur Train: Live!
Buddy's Big Adventure

7:30 pm Friday, October 25, 2013

Join Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don, and all of their friends and family in an upbeat, interactive, and multimedia trip to the Mesozoic. Dinosaur Train: Live! travels back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth — and rode in trains. The stage production, Buddy’s Big Adventure, is based on Dinosaur Train, the Jim Henson Company-produced PBS Kids program that embraces the fascination children have with both trains and dinosaurs. Little Buddy is a proud Tyrannosaurus Rex living happily in the Pteranodon family nest. But what makes Buddy a part of this family? And what will happen when he gets bigger and can’t fit in the nest? Seeking answers to Buddy’s questions, the Pteranodons hop aboard the Dinosaur Train and set off on an adventure to see King Cryolophosaurus. King, who’s scheduled to give a concert in Troodon Town, will be a great pal to help Buddy find answers. But King is missing! Will Buddy and the gang be able to find him in time for the concert? Is King just hiding? Will Buddy discover what makes him such an important part of the Pteranodon family? Take a ride on the Dinosaur Train and find out! From giant King to teeny Tiny, Buddy’s Big Adventure brings the TV program’s characters to life in an exciting, original, and musical story in which the audience is part of the action. The stage show features hybrid puppeteered costume characters, an engaging live host, lush projected backgrounds and vistas, special effects that fill the auditorium, and a full-sized replica of the Dinosaur Train.

McQuaide Blasko Endowment

media sponsor

Adult $19
University Park Student $9
18 and Younger $19

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Kids Connections

6:30 pm Friday, October 25, 2013

Eisenhower Auditorium Conference Room

Kids Connections, which is free for ticket holders and includes a craft-centered, child-friendly activity provided by WPSU, takes place in Eisenhower one hour before the show. Due to space and time restrictions, Kids Connections participation is limited. Get on board early by watching the Dinosaur Train TV series weekdays at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on WPSU-TV Channel 3.