Tonight, I am super excited to attend the Tony Award® winning show WAR HORSE at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. I just saw the movie over the weekend and LOVED it! If you haven’t seen it, it is a great rental – try Netflix or Showtime. Follow me on twitter tonight as I tweet about the show! @ToddlerTrails
I’m really looking forward to learning more about the magnificent “Joey” puppet created by Handspring Puppet Company, see behind-the-scenes footage featuring Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones – puppet designers for WAR HORSE, try my hand at operating a puppet created in the style of “Young Joey” and learn from an American WWI soldier about what life might have been like during “The War to End all Wars.” They will even have WWI artifacts and uniforms on display.
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. In a tale The New York Daily News calls “spellbinding, by turns epic and intimate,” Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man’s land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, filled with stirring music and songs and told with the some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time.