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Houston Zoo Presents ‘Avenue Zoo’!

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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(Photo Credit: Stephanie Adams/ Houston Zoo)

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The Houston Zoo, in association with Theatre Under The Stars, is offering their friends a one-of-a-kind experience combining fun and festive zoo adventures at the same time this summer.

According to Houston Zoo officials, the “Avenue Zoo” is an “… innovative addition to the Houston Zoo’s daily educational presentations.”

“Avenue Zoo” which will be presented Thursday through Sunday, will feature performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day (weather permitting) from June 13 through August 18.

“Avenue Zoo” is also included in regular Zoo admission, with each performance approximately 25 minutes in length.

“Featuring animal puppetry, lively songs and music and lots of familiar Houston references, ‘Avenue Zoo’ follows the adventures of Zoe, an enthusiastic devotee of conservation with an abiding love of animals,” stated zoo officials.

“Zoe enjoys visiting all the animals that live at the Houston Zoo, where it feels like home to her. On this particular visit, Zoe encounters some of her favorite Zoo animals including colorful birds, a friendly lion, and a knowledgeable python. On her journey, Zoe learns all about their species, their habitat and how she can get more involved with the Zoo and wildlife conservation.”

“Avenue Zoo” offers zoo-goers a colorful, seasoned and and vibrant cast of local actors from the Theatre Under The Stars, a Houston-based non-profit institution.

“To bring this innovative production to our educational programming the Houston Zoo worked with the scriptwriter of “Avenue Zoo”, Broadway veteran Sharon Wheatley who provided puppeteer expertise and helped with stage direction,” stated zoo officials. “This live stage presentation was created and produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and adapted for the Houston Zoo.”

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