Walking With Dinosaurs –the Arena Spectacular is a dramatic North American Tour which began on July 11, 2007 in Tacoma, WA. The show has played in more than 70 venues and presented 500 performances throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. More than 2.4 million audience members across the continent have experienced the dinosaurs live, the most enthusiastic being young kids.
From August 19 to 23 the show is at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The 15 dinosaurs are life-size, making the show so immense, it could only fit in arenas. It’s a $20 million arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality, which captivates young and old alike. 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. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists and painters, and animatronic experts – a year to build the original production.
The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution, complete with the climatic and tectonic changes that took place, which led to the demise of many species. For more information see www.dinosaurlive.com.