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Children’s Theatre Review: The Dinosaur Musical

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Let me begin by saying that my organization has an agreement with the Columbus Children’s Theatre to photograph the remainder of their productions for the 2010 – 2011 season, so we are affiliated according to the FCC. That said and regardless of our affiliation, I LOVED their new show The Dinosaur Musical which we photographed at their final dress rehearsal this week.

The story begins with the dinosaur characters searching far and wide for a place to weather an ice age brought on by a meteor collision, and entering into the Treaty of Meat whereby the carnivores won’t eat any other animals unless they have passed of natural causes. Time passes and the plot thickens and things go awry but ultimately work themselves out.

Costumes for the production are clever and the singing, comedy and acting are really well done. There are jokes and themes aimed toward all age groups in the audience (including the adults), and some really funny moments throughout the show. I would recommend this production for anyone over about the age of 4 because the show runs around an hour and fifteen minutes without an intermission.

The Dinosaur Musical will be on stage through October 24th at the Park Street Theatre in the Short North area. If you’re not familiar with this theatre, it’s sort of a small and intimate “theatre in the round” where the audience members are welcome to meet, greet and hug the cast on stage once the show is complete – really a treat for the little ones! As of today, three shows are already sold out so if you’re interested, get your tickets fast.

More information can be found online at www.ColsChildrensTheatre.org.

Photo credit: GroovyDoodle Photography, LLC Copyright 2010

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