War Horse Kansas City – 2014 Concert Schedule
Friendship, the horror of war, and courage are all beautifully
displayed in this imaginative musical as the story of Albert and his horse Joey are brought to life. With stunning puppetry,
powerful musical performances, and a moving story, War Horse is on its way to becoming a classic musical for years to come.
With songs like "Devon at Peace" and "The Year Turns Round Again," you and the audience will be completely captivated as the
story takes place on stage. To experience one of the greatest musicals around, visit StubHub to get your tickets to see War
Horse in Kansas City.
About War Horse Kansas City
War Horse is the Tony-Award winning musical based on
the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo. This touching tale tells the story of Albert, a teen boy living on a farm just before
the outbreak of World War I, and his half-thoroughbred horse, Joey. Albert's impoverished family is struggling to get by,
so his father sells Joey to the cavalry just as the war begins. Once he is of age, Albert enlists in the army in a desperate
attempt to find his cherished horse and bring him home.
War Horse premiered in October of 2007 at the Olivier Theatre
in the South Bank, London, and played until March 2009. It made its West End debut on April 3, 2009 at the New London Theatre,
and was met with rave reviews. The show quickly became popular due to its innovative use of life-size horse puppets from the
Handspring Puppet Company. The West End production of War Horse went on to win an Olivier Award, Evening Standard Theatre
Award, and a London Critics' Circle Theatre Award. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip even paid the show a visit, marking
their first private theatre visit in several years. The highly successful run in the West End made it the highest weekly gross
for a play in the West End. War Horse officially opened on Broadway on April 14 2011, and received five Tony Awards, including
Best Play, Best Direction of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play, and Best Sound Design of
a Play. The Broadway production also received three Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding New Broadway Play, Outstanding
Director of a Play, Outstanding Lighting Design, and a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for Seth Numrich.
Horse also began a number of tours outside the United States, including a Canadian production in Toronto on February 28, 2012
at Mirvish Productions' Princess of Wales Theatre, an Australian tour in December 2012, and a German tour in Berlin in October
2013. The US National tour also started around this time, launching at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
the heartfelt tale of War Horse unfolds on screen, you will be completely captivated by the raw emotion and stirring musical
numbers that accompany this story.
War Horse Kansas City Breakthrough
War Horse was an instant success,
but its Broadway debut helped bring this amazing play to the attention of the mainstream. After enjoying success on the stage,
War Horse was made into a film adaptation in 2011. The Steven Spielberg directed film included a cast of Jeremy Irvine, Emily
Watson, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Marsan, Toby Kebbell, David Kross, and Peter Mullan. The
movie was a box office success, and was nominated for two Golden Globes, five BAFTAs, and six Academy Awards, including Best
Picture. The success of the film has only added to the stage production's prestige, and the musical experienced a new wave
War Horse Kansas City Trivia
Did you know that the horse puppets are actually ridden by the actors
The amazing puppetry work can be seen onstage as the life-size horse puppets gallop and trot across the stage
with actors riding on top of them, as if they were real. These stunning puppets are operated by puppeteers working alongside
the horse, which is impressive considering the total weight is anywhere from 132-154 pounds on their shoulders. In fact, each
sequence featuring an actor riding on the horse cannot be more than about six minutes, because that's about as long as the
puppeteers can bear. It took approximately 10 months to make all of the puppets that were used in the show. The puppeteers
work so seamlessly, that most audience members forget they are even there.
War Horse has
already been seen by over 5 million people all over the world, and this is your chance to be part of the War Horse experience.
With drama, emotion, amazing stage design, and the best vocalists, War Horse is sure to impress anyone, whether you're new
or well-acquainted with the theater. To witness everything that War Horse has to offer, visit StubHub today to get your tickets
to see War Horse in Kansas City.