Review

Derby Dinner Playhouse opened their 2014-2015 Children's Musical Theatre Series with DINOSAURS b2ap3_thumbnail_Dinosaurs-Before-Dark-Photo-1.jpgBEFORE DARK this weekend and we had a chance to see their opening show yesterday!  My 8 year old was particularly excited because he has read many of the Magic Tree House Series books. 

What would you do if a tree house in your neighborhood could transport you anywhere you wanted to go? Jack and Annie find a mysterious tree house filled with books. While looking at a book about the age of dinosaurs, the tree house begins to spin and magically transports them into that time. On their adventure they learn all about dinosaurs, making friends, and about survival in the animal kingdom.

This musical is based on the first book in Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure Magic Tree House book series and was written by Jenny Laird with music & lyrics by Randy Courts.  Songs featured in DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK are “Friend or Foe”, “A Mother’s Work is Never Done”, “How Far Can You See?”, and more!

DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK is under the direction of Kevin Crain and the cast will include Mitch Donahue as Jack and Marina Hart as Annie. Other cast members are Bill Hanna, Sally Scott, J.R. Stuart, Chris Bryant, and Sandra Rivera.

As with all great Derby Dinner shows, this one started out with a delicious buffet.  We go to the breakfast buffets because my kiddos love the French toast sticks and scrambled eggs!  The lunch buffet is great too though!  You can’t beat this meal and show ticket price!   

All public performances of DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK are on Saturdays with Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and Lunch at 12:00 p.m. All performances feature a kid friendly menu and are one hour in length. This production is most suitable for ages 3 - 12.  Public performances run October 11, 18, 25, November 1, & 15, 2014. For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.

School performances of DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK are scheduled on weekdays in October. Study Guides are made available that include pre and post production activities that extend the experience for the student and correlate to Common Core State Standards, Kentucky Core Academic Standards, and Indiana Academic Standards.                                                                       

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