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Glow-in-the-dark show visits Wharton Center

Puppetry, technology and dance combine to form this glow-in-the-dark adventure. "Dino-Light" tells the original story of how a famous scientist uses his magical powers to bring a friendly dinosaur to life. 

After the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. This show is recommended for ages six through eleven. 

"Dino-Light" will be visiting Wharton Center for two performances at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 in Cobb Great Hall. 

This show is brought to life by Lightwire Theater. Building everything from the ground up, each character utilizes recyclable materials and household items and takes nearly 200 hours to create. 

The company was a semifinalist of NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" season seven, and judge Sharon Osbourne said they were “...spectacular, in every sense of the word.”

One hour before each performance, children have the opportunity to make a variety of crafts and to play games relating to the show. These pre-show activities include creating a paper-bag dinosaur puppet, a dinosaur crown, a clothespin dinosaur and shadows with dinosaur shapes. This opportunity is offered through partners ICAN and East Lansing Public Library.

Tickets start at $15 and are available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets at, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.

By: Bob Hoffman