Jurassic Park is one of my favourite movies of all time. I can't recall how many times I've seen the film in my life, but every single viewing solidifies it's place on the throne of Total Awesome for me.
Dinosaur Park may have just trumped the Spielberg original as my favourite dinosaur-related thing. Even as I say that, I feel a certain sense of trepidation that comes when change is inevitable. But, ultimately, I think it's the right thing to do.
To someone who doesn't know the movie well, or who hasn't seen it in a long while, I'd recommend refreshing your memory before seeing the show to take it from, "Pretty damn awesome" to, "I wonder if it's possible to marry a comedy show and be happy for all of time?"
For those like me who are lovers — nay, nerdy adorites, of Jurassic Park, I can guarantee that this show will be one of the greatest you will ever see. I can't stress that enough. There are plenty of amazing nuances and hilarious references to fuel you through the atomic winter between Fringes.
In conjunction with an on-stage retelling of the entire glorious movie, there is a parallel telling of the touching tale of the Park family: Terry, Jade, and Noah. Theirs is also a story of inevitable change as they create a touching memorial through the mighty power of dinosaurs.
I definitely laughed, I almost cried, and I feel I've fallen in love. Spielberg's Jurassic Park, I think I'm breaking up with you.