The popular Emmy® Award nominated PBS KIDS series Dinosaur Train will come to life on the stage in a big way with Dinosaur Train – Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure at the Lutcher Theater in Orange, on Thursday, Jan. 15,  at 9:30 and 11:30 am. Tickets are $4 each and are available by calling 886-5535. Buddy the dinosaur’s world will be created for this live “pre-hysterical” experience as only the Jim Henson Company can. See more details at or

Dinosaur Train – Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure will bring the beloved stars of the hit PBS series to your hometown for the first time. Kids can join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and more in a fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth….and rode in trains! They will be brought to life in an exciting, original, musical story created just for the stage where the audience is always a part of the action. Utilizing lush projected backgrounds and vistas, magical special effects that fill the theatre, a full sized replica of the Dinosaur Train, unique hybrid puppeteered costume characters and an engaging live host, our Dinosaur pals and their adventures will truly seem larger than life.

Little Buddy is a proud Tyrannosaurus Rex living happily in the Pteranodon family nest. But, what exactly makes Buddy a part of this family and just what will happen when he gets bigger and can’t fit in the nest anymore? Buddy wants to know, so the Pteranodons decide to hop aboard the one and only Dinosaur Train and set off on an adventure across the Mesozoic to take Buddy to see his good friend King Cryolophosaurus. King’s giving a big concert in Troodon Town and will be a great pal for Buddy to talk to and figure it all out. But, oh no, King is missing! Will Buddy and the gang be able to find him in time for his concert? Just why is King hiding anyway? And will Buddy discover what makes him special and such an important part of the Pteranodon family? Let’s all take a ride on the Dinosaur Train to find out, together!

Through interactivity, music and laughter Dinosaur Train – Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure will have kids up and dancing in the aisles.

“This will absolutely be a ‘wow’ show for kids where they can feel like they’ve been transported to Buddy’s amazing world and can go on an adventure with him and his friends. It will be chocked full of music, laughs and effects that families will love experiencing together. We hope kids will be having such a great time they won’t even realize all of the science concepts they’re learning!”
– John Tartaglia (Director, Producer) and Michael Shawn Lewis (Producer, Co-Creator)

Dinosaur Train – Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure is sponsored locally by Printpack Inc. and by Service League of Orange.