The “Land of the Dinosaurs” musical plans to give Somervell County residents a half-price discount on all tickets to this Sunday's performance at the Texas Ampitheatre.
General admission tickets for adults, normally $20, will be $10, while seniors and students will be able to get in for $9 and children $7.50. For reserved or premium reserved ticket prices, which also will be half-price, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.landofthedinosaurs.com/"www.landofthedinosaurs.com or call 977-DINOLAND.
To receive the discount, you must show proof of Somervell County residency, such as a valid Texas drivers license or voter registration card.
Audience members will see a revised version of the play with more dinosaur action than when the play first opened.
Mike Dooley, president of Dooley Management, said last week that ticket sales had been lower than expected. When the musical first debuted in May, some audience members said they wanted to see more dinosaurs.
The production has made some changes to address that feedback and cut some songs to give the dinosaurs more of a starring role.
“We put more dinosaurs in the first act,” Dooley said. “We do some show-and-tell on the main stage before the show” that includes some of the science behind the production for children and adults who want more information.
The musical also now includes some slapstick humor,
“All we need to do is see our tickets sales increase,” Dooley said. “But I think we’ve got a real quality production. We just need to fill up some seats.”
Last weekend's performances fared well, with ticket sales up 35 percent.
The play begins at 8 p.m., with gates at the Ampitheatre open at 7 p.m. “Land of the Dinosaurs” runs each Thursday to Sunday night this summer.