Grant Campus Presents “Bixby’s Rainforest Rescue”

By Ashley Maisano

Bixby’s Rainforest Rescue brings the rainforest to the Brentwood Grant campus’ Van Nostrand Theatre on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

Through the use of comedy, puppetry, audience participation, and a variety of animals, “Bixby and Friends Rainforest Rescue” is a stage show that brings the excitement of conservation, preservation and going green to venues around the nation.

Bixby, the founder of the show, invites audiences to join him on his adventure as he tries to save the rainforest. While watching his show, children and families will learn the value of and basic ways to save the rainforest and the environment in which we live.

“It was vital that, as a team, we brought to life the rainforest in a way that would touch the hearts of young and old alike,” said Barry DeVoll, executive producer and director of Blue Trunk Educational Series, creator of Bixby’s Rainforest Rescue. “It was also important that we inspire the audiences to take action, regardless the magnitude or scope. I truly believe ‘Bixby’s Rainforest Rescue’ will change the lives of all who see the show.”

Bixby has loved going to museums ever since he was a child. He envisioned that one day he would build a museum where children could explore the exhibits with hands-on, interactive involvement and that he himself would bring these exhibits to life so that he could take children on a magical journey directly into the exhibit. His goal is to now save the rainforest from its continued destruction, almost 46 million acres a year.

“Many people aren’t aware of what is happening in the rainforest and the environment which surrounds them,” said DeVoll. “It was our primary focus to bring to life the story of the ongoing destruction and de-forestation of the rainforest.”

There will be special appearances by Bixby’s many rainforest animal friends: Treetop the singing toucan, Allie the 18-foot Albino Burmese python, Juan the Green-winged Macar, and Tikatu the Kinkajou.

The show begins at 2:00 p.m., but audiences should arrive by 1:00 p.m. to see Bixby’s live animal exhibit.

General admission is $11 and SCCC students with a current ID will receive one free ticket.

You can order your tickets online at the following links:

General admission:


For more information, call (631) 851-6589.

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