MSUToday
Published: Jan. 9, 2020

Dino-Light brings glow-in-the-dark adventure to Wharton

Contact(s): Bob Hoffman Wharton Center office: (517) 884-3115 bob.hoffman@whartoncenter.com

Masterful puppetry, cutting-edge technology and stunning dance combine to form a glow-in-the-dark adventure on the Wharton stage at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Jan. 25.

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 has two performances and is recommended for ages six through 11 years.

Dino-Light 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. 

Lightwire’s puppetry-based neon creatures tell imaginative stories that tour internationally to dazzle audience members. 

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 are available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets at whartoncenter.com; at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office; or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.