Dinosaurs on stage in Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 41st season finale

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Dan Luner

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The 41st season will wrap up with an unforgettable adventure for all ages!

July 28, 2016 – Drexel Hill, PA. Upper Darby Summer Stage will wrap up its 41st season with an unforgettable adventure for all ages as it presents “The Dinosaur Musical.” Performances are August 10, 11 and 12 at 10:30 a.m. and on August 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

(Clockwise, from back): Jack Denman of Havertown as Reginald Van Cleef, Molly McCarthy of Media  as Mama Lucredzia, Zoe Hunchak of Springfield as Carlotta Devries and Sam Isle of Havertown as Swifty Levine prepare for their performances in "The Dinosaur Musical" August 10-12 at UD Summer Stage. // Photo By:  Cate R. Paxson
(Clockwise, from back): Jack Denman of Havertown as Reginald Van Cleef, Molly McCarthy of Media as Mama Lucredzia, Zoe Hunchak of Springfield as Carlotta Devries and Sam Isle of Havertown as Swifty Levine prepare for their performances in “The Dinosaur Musical” August 10-12 at UD Summer Stage. // Photo By: Cate R. Paxson

Tickets are affordably priced at $7-11 and can be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the box office: 610.622.1189. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located in Drexel Hill at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes from the Main Line and Center City. The show is approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission. Parking is free. The show is ideal for ages four and up and free babysitting is offered for siblings who may be too young to sit through the entire show.

“The Dinosaur Musical” takes audiences back to a time when carnivores and herbivores shared a common goal – staying alive! As the characters sing, “It Stinks To Be Extinct,” they realize they need to work together to ensure survival and the two groups must come up with a solution. In the meantime a young T-Rex inherits his father’s kingdom facing all of these troubles, plus an active volcano. Through it all, there is singing, dancing and plenty of laughter as some spaghetti-loving dinosaurs seek peace and harmony… and pasta!

Director, Amanda Snarski said, “As we prepare for this production, events around the world remind us that the dinosaurs struggling for peaceful survival are not unlike ourselves.” She added, “The characters onstage face challenges as big as achieving peace, but must also find acceptance and love among one another. These messages are timeless, but will resonate even more in light of the struggles facing us in our country and in our world right now.”

A Summer Stage show is a unique experience. Young audience members are invited to come early to performances to participate in fun pre-show activities and stay after the show to meet cast members.

For 41 seasons Upper Darby Summer Stage has been empowering young people and entertaining families throughout the Philadelphia region. A two-time consecutive winner of the Main Line Parent’s “Best Children Theatre” Love Award, the program is also a five-time consecutive MyFoxPhilly HotList winner in the “Best Theatre” category.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.

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