Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its Target Storybook Series with Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train LIVE! – Buddy’s Big Adventure on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 12pm and 3pm. Recommended for ages three and up, the popular Emmy® Award nominated PBS KIDS series comes to life for this interactive “pre-hysterical” musical. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).
Little Buddy is a proud Tyrannosaurus Rex living happily in the Pteranodon family nest. But, what exactly makes Buddy a part of this family and just what will happen when he gets bigger and can’t fit in the nest anymore? Buddy wants to know, so the Pteranodons decide to hop aboard the one and only Dinosaur Train and set off on an adventure. Utilizing lush projected backgrounds and vistas, magical special effects that fill the theater, a full sized replica of the Dinosaur Train, unique hybrid puppeteered costume characters, and an engaging live host, these Dinosaur pals and their adventures will truly seem larger than life.
The production is produced by Mills Entertainment and Gables Grove Productions, directed by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia, and features Lindsey Bristol (Dr. Janet/Don), Cat Greenfield (Swing), Vicki Oceguera (Tiny/Dr. Janet u.s.), Maggie Ronck (Mrs. Pteranodon), Vincent Rostkowski (Buddy), Kelley Selznick (Swing), Xalvador Tin-Bradbury (Mr. Conductor), and Darnell Wickham (King).
About PBS KIDS television series, Dinosaur Train
Created by Craig Bartlett, the PBS KIDS animated television series Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills. Each episode includes animated segments with live-action sequences featuring a paleontologist who brings to life the show’s natural science and natural history curriculum for preschoolers, giving specific facts about dinosaurs and comparing their features to animals of today. The series has been airing on PBS Kids since September of 2009. The Dinosaur Train television series is a big hit for young viewers; consistently ranking in the top ten children’s programs for ages 2 to 5 according to Nielsen.
About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy® Awards and nine Grammy Awards Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated Sid the Science Kid, and Dinosaur Train as well as
Wilson & Ditch: Digging America and Pajanimals. Features include The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and Unstable Fables and television productions include Fraggle Rock and the sci-fi cult series Farscape.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ presentation of Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train LIVE! –Buddy’s Big Adventure is sponsored by Target.
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About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough. In recognition of its commitment to quality family programming, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts has been recognized as both Brooklyn’s Best Theater or Theater Group for Kids and Brooklyn’s Best Place for Family Bonding by ParentsConnect Parents’ Picks Awards. In 2014-15, Brooklyn Center celebrates its 60th Anniversary Season of presenting world-class performances on the Brooklyn College campus.
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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 60th Anniversary Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Major support for the 2014-15 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Target, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, Macy’s, Shanachie Entertainment Corp, the Herman Goldman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, WFUV, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 60th Anniversary Season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Rhoda Jacobs, Alan Maisel, Félix Ortiz, Annette Robinson, and Helene Weinstein, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.