Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

Riddle of the Trilobites

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Educational, Confusing, Delightful puppets, Quirky

About the show

Travel way way way way way back in time! In this live, original musical, set 500 million years ago, all life dwells in one sea and trilobites rule the ocean floor.  More…

From the show:

When young Aphra discovers that the fate of the entire trilobite kingdom rests on her shelled shoulders, she and her arthropod pals must solve the RIDDLE OF THE TRILOBITES before a sea change of epic proportions destroys their home. With humor, heart and eye-popping prehistoric puppetry, this underwater adventure shows us how we can leave our mark on the world when we dare to be brave.

1h 20m | Already closed | The New Victory Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (3)


Entertaining, Educational, Confusing, Delightful puppets, Quirky
Avg Score

Singing and dancing, Great for young kids, Entertaining, Talented multicultural performers, Educational

See it if you like puppets. These are beautiful handhelds so you can see the multitalented singing dancing puppeteers. Simple but suspenseful plot

Don't see it if you're bringing children over the age of 12. I sat near a pre-teen school group who whispered checked email & had little interest in show

Bring the kids but not toddlers, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy a children's program about an extinct species. Nice costumes, puppets and songs. Talented cast.

Don't see it if you want a show for adults or very young children. The story is not easy for very young kids and is 80 minutes without intermission.

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Well intentioned, Slow, Quirky, Confusing, Delightful puppets

See it if you enjoy prehistoric history, and interestingly crafted puppets.

Don't see it if impressive performers.

February 10th, 2020
"Can Puppets Save the World From Extinction? Two new productions use everyday materials and artistic ingenuity to gently warn young audiences of the perils of climate change."
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February 12th, 2020
3/5 Stars. "Prehistoric characters deal with global warming, with the way that the actors adeptly meld their characterizations into the puppets the nicest seen this side of 'Avenue Q.'"
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February 14th, 2020
Score: 98% "Did I mention the live orchestra? It's just another piece of deliciousness in this wonderfully joyful production."
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February 8th, 2020
"Billed as a musical for kids about climate change [it] is also about puppets, paleontology and puberty…While there is no orange trilobite dismissing climate change as a hoax, there are more subtle references to 21st century politics….A modest entertainment that largely works."
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