The show is hosted by Amiee Louisanne who plays the Dinosaur Zoo's Paleontologist. She does a wonderful job leading the audience into discovering all there is to know about various species of the dinosaurs in the zoo. Helping along both in character as zookeepers and behind the scenes as operators are a few other actors that really bring the show to life alongside Amiee's lead.
The show is very interactive with puppeteers venturing out into the audience as well as children being selected from the audience to come on stage as part of the show. The stage is decorated with a colorful array of prehistoric plants that act as the backdrop for the presentation of very informative yet comical segments for each of the dinosaurs with the children participants being the focal point of the jokes.
The puppets are very lifelike and range in size from handheld to boom operated.
Pictures are allowed to be taken during the show (no flash) and if your child is disappointed that he didn't make it up on stage they have a meet and greet out in the foyer after the show that really seals the deal.
My 6 year old was enthralled the entire time and looks like we are heading back to The Fisher Theatre to see Dinosaur Zoo Live again this weekend!
The cast of DINOSAUR ZOO LiveÔ will be hosted on stage by emcee and ‘Paleontologist’ Aimee Louisanne. Kelley Selznick serves as a ‘Zookeeper’ and puppeteer, Hallie Goodman and Anthony Orefice are ‘Zookeepers’ and puppeteers who also operate the large dinosaur puppets. Jackson Eather serves as the show’s swing performer.
Performance times for Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LiveÔ, appearing for ten shows only, March 12 – 16, 2014 at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd., in Detroit, are:
- Wednesday through Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday and Friday matinees at 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday matinees at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
- Sunday matinee at 1:00 p.m.
- Sunday evening performance at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets for Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LiveÔ range from $19 to $39 and will go on sale Friday, December 6 at 10 a.m.at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com, and at the Fisher Theatre box officeRoar. A limited number of $49 premium seats, which include safari hats, will be available through Ticketmaster and at the box office. For group sales (10 or more) please email or call (313) 871-1132. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
The Broadway In Detroit Series at the Fisher Theatre is sponsored by Chrysler. As part of this sponsorship, “Broadway In Detroit” meets “Imported from Detroit,” with the latest and hottest Chrysler vehicles on display at the theatre.