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War Horse gallops through Orlando. Award-winning show arrives Feb. 25 at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10:56 am

1 - Albert and Joey. Andrew Veenstra (Albert) with Christopher Mai, Derek Stratton, Rob Laqui (Joey)

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s epic War Horse, winner of five 2011 Tony Awards including Best Play, will make its premiere in Orlando at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre for a limited one-week engagement, February 25 through March 2. Tickets are on sale now.
Tickets for War Horse start at $41 and are available online at www.OrlandoBroadway.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the FAIRWINDS Broadway Across America – Orlando box office located at 100 South Eola Drive, Suite 101, in downtown Orlando or by calling 1-800-982-2787. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 407-704-6116.
Michael Morpurgo’s beloved novel, War Horse, is also the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s feature film of the same name, which earned six Oscar nominations including Best Picture.
Hailed by The New York Times as “theatrical magic,” War Horse is the powerful story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I.
The tour of War Horse, which was adapted from the book by Morpurgo by Nick Stafford, is directed by Bijan Sheibani based on the original Tony Award-winning direction by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
In addition to Best Play, War Horse received Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Play (Christopher Shutt). A Special Tony Award was given to Handspring Puppet Company for their integral work on the production.
For more information, visit www.WarHorseOnStage.com.

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