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Walking with Dinosaurs Stage Show Comes to St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa October 2009

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Walking with Dinosaurs the Arena SpectacularTAMPA BAY- Dinosaurs once again roam the earth in a spectacular theatrical arena show, “Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular”, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. “Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular” is now on tour and will have eight performances at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, presented by the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (TBPAC). 

Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of the Creature Production Company, said, “The BBC Series was a brilliant blend of special effects, escapism, excitement and information.  Our show brings together all of that, plus something extra - it’s live! In this production, 17 roaring, snarling “live” dinosaurs mesmerize the audience – and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth.”

Pavlovic continued, “The 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. With Walking with Dinosaurs, we really believe we have created a new genre in entertainment and we hope to continue to bring new product to arenas for years to come.”

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. 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.  With almost cinematic realism, ”Walking with Dinosaurs” has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, and the audience sees how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.  

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 Dinosarus – The Arena Spectacular" will have eight performances at the St. Pete Times Forum in

Tampa, presented by the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. 
Performances are scheduled in Tampa as follows:

• Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
• Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1 and 5 p.m.  buyticket.jpg

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