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Go on a Jurassic Lark

The highly acclaimed theatrical show "Walking With Dinosaurs" is at Intrust Bank Arena through Sunday. The $20 million touring show uses animatronics and a horde of actors and puppeteers to breathe life into prehistoric times. Here are the details you need to know:

1) The show is about 90 minutes with one intermission. It was created with the whole family in mind and contains no acts of violence.

2) Ticketholders will see a total of 17 dinosaurs, including 10 large dinosaurs, five smaller ones (including a baby T. rex) and two baby dinosaur puppets. The large ones include a 36-foot-tall Brachiosaurus and the Orinthocheirus with a 38-foot wingspan.

3) The show is intended to educate as well as entertain. A narrator named Huxley , played by one of the show's actors, takes audiences through three prehistoric eras: the Triassic, the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. Also depicted is how the dinosaur era on Earth ended.

4) Since its 2007 premiere in Australia, "Walking With Dinosaurs" has been seen by more than 4.4 million people worldwide, 3.1 million of those in North America.

Performances are at 7 p.m. today, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday at Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. Tickets range from $24.50 to $49.50 at the arena box office or Select-A-Seat outlets. Charge by phone, 316-755-SEAT or online at www.selectaseat.com.

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