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'Dinosaurs' called a primeval experience

Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Cole Suba of Franklin Park smiles at a 'baby tyrannosaurus rex' during a media preview for 'Walking with the Dinosaurs' at Consol Energy Center in Uptown on Monday, April 21, 2014. The animatronic spectacular will be returning to the Consol in late July into early August.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Cole Suba of Franklin Park smiles at a 'baby tyrannosaurus rex' during a media preview for 'Walking with the Dinosaurs' at Consol Energy Center in Uptown on Monday, April 21, 2014. The animatronic spectacular will be returning to the Consol in late July into early August.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - A 'baby tyrannosaurus rex' stomps around the Consol Energy Center during a media preview for 'Walking with the Dinosaurs' on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Uptown. The animatronic spectacular will be returning to the Consol in late July into early August.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>A 'baby tyrannosaurus rex' stomps around the Consol Energy Center during a media preview for 'Walking with the Dinosaurs' on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Uptown. The animatronic spectacular will be returning to the Consol in late July into early August.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - A 'baby tyrannosaurus rex' stomps around the Consol Energy Center during a media preview for 'Walking with the Dinosaurs' on Monday, April 21, 2014. The animatronic spectacular will be returning to the Consol in late July into early August.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>A 'baby tyrannosaurus rex' stomps around the Consol Energy Center during a media preview for 'Walking with the Dinosaurs' on Monday, April 21, 2014. The animatronic spectacular will be returning to the Consol in late July into early August.

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Monday, April 21, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

Until someone invents a time machine that travels millions of years back, no one will see real dinosaurs in person. But going to “Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular” this summer will give the closest experience to the real things, promoters say.

“Walking with Dinosaurs” — which first visited Pittsburgh in 2008 — merges science with sophisticated animatronics to bring gigantic, moving dinosaur figures to life and re-create a prehistoric setting with plants, an erupting volcano, theatrical lighting and music. In a video preview April 21, members of the creative team in the Australia-originated show described the dinosaur production and what went into creating it: in all, six years, some $20 million and hundreds of professionals, including engineers and artists.

Their animated characters include a 36-foot-tall, long-necked apatosaurus and a giant Tyrannosaurus rex, which stands 18 feet tall just at the shoulders.

“Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular” will offer eight shows from July 30 through Aug. 3 at Consol Energy Center, Uptown. Tickets: $26.25 to $78.75. Details: 800-745-3000 or www.consolenergycenter.com

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