Saturday, July 31, 2010

Land of the Dinosaurs

My mom and dad (BooBoo and Yogi) live in Glen Rose, home of the Texas Amphitheater. This summer a new theatrical production, The Land of the Dinosaurs, has been playing there so mom and dad invited us to come see it with them.

We had plans to go several weeks ago, but Conner ended up getting sick and it was rained out. So we made plans for another day, which happened to be today!

The Wellsbrothers were very excited. They even asked for dinosaur- and musical note-shaped sandwiches for lunch,

and put on their dinosaur tshirts when it was time to go.

We didn't know much about this show, except that it was a musical, and involved animatronic dinosaurs. We weren't real sure about that mixture of media but the reviews that we read were good, so we figured it was worth a shot. Well, as it tuirns out...not to be a downer, but...well...let's just say that it was not so much what we expected after reading the reviews, but more like what we expected when we heard "dinosaur musical." :) It was really a little cheesy and forced, but that's coming from a hometown girl. I may have been (and probably was) a totally different experience for a tourist coming to Glen Rose to get the "Dinosaur Capital of the World" experience.

We got there well before the show began, so we had plenty of time to check out the outdoor stage,the animatronic dinosaurs, and the gift shop (where the boys got tattoos).
As the show began, there was a little audience participation chat, where everyone had to roar like a dinosaur a couple of times. Would you be surprised if I told you that the oldest two Wellsbrothers roared so loudly that most of the people in the row ahead of us had to turn around and look?! Then the show really began. Here you can kind of see how big the dinosaurs were compared to the humans.At one point in the show, there was a volcanic eruption. We had heard that this was going to happen, and when the volcano started smoking we were very excited to see it explode. But the actual eruption ended up just being a loud rumble and flashing lights at the end of an act...and we didn't know until the next act began, when they were acting as though the eruption had already happened, that that was it. Thankfully though, the boys took it pretty well.

All in all, I don't think we'll probably do it again - but I'm glad that we did it the once, I really had fun. Thanks BooBoo and Yogi for making it happen! post signature

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