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Jim West Puppets’ Dinosaurs!

November 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm

The word ‘dinosaur’ is actually derived from the Greek word deinos, which means ‘terrible’ and sauros, which means ‘lizard’. These group of animals roamed the earth and were the dominant vertebrates for over 160 million years, spanning from the late Triassic period (about 230 million years ago) until the end of the Cretaceous period (about 65 million years ago). Thanks to many informative documentaries and books about these terrible lizards, people of all ages are now very acquainted with the many different species that once walked on earth.

Despite the fact that dinosaurs are often portrayed as cold-blooded predators that eats just about anything, there are still those who are very much fascinated by them. In fact, there are even cartoon characters based on dinosaurs, like Barney the Purple Dinosaur, Rex the Green Dinosaur and Trixie the Triceratops from Toy Story 2 and 3, and Dino, a dinosaur that exhibits the characteristics of a pet canine in The Flintstones.

Jim West Puppets’ Dinosaurs! Show

If your child is a big fan of dinosaurs, then do not miss Jim West Puppets’ Dinosaurs!, a performance presented by Gardner Wife Theatre. This engaging and funny performance sees the return of master puppeteers Jim West and Jeremy Wingle and combines classical music, puppet construction and facts about dinosaurs into the performance. It is suitable for children from ages 4 – 12. The show breaks down into four sections: Building a Tyrannosaurus Rex; A shadow tale about the Overaptor; A story of a little Brachiosaurus; and The finale, with the construction of a huge Apatosaurus. In-between the sections, Fossil, a small blue dinosaur puppet, will interact with Jim as he searches for his identity and new dino facts.

Jim West Puppets’ Dinosaurs shows will be performed at PJ Live Arts @ Jaya One from 23rd November till 11th December 2011. There will also be two shows in Malacca, held at Cheng Ho Cultural Museum on the 20th 21st November 2011. Schedules for the performances are as below:

20th 21st November 2011 (MALACCA)

Show times: 20th November at 5.00 pm AND 21st November at 10.00 am
Ticket price – RM 55 (General Admission) and RM 45 (Gardner Wife Theatre Friends)

23rd November till 11th December 2011 (SELANGOR)

Show times: 10.00 am/ 11.00 am/ 2.00 pm AND 5.00 pm (show times will depend on the day of performance)

Ticket price – RM 48 / RM 58 / RM 68 / RM 78

For more information and purchase of tickets, kindly log on to or call 017-2BUY-TIX (017 2 289 849).

Photo (c) Jim West Puppets

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