I've been waiting for this one for months...and since seeing the preview at Center for Puppetry Arts (where we were able to see how "Joey" will be presented on the larger stage), my anticipation has grown even more! And we have opening night tickets for one lucky winner too - scroll down for the giveaway!
The National Theatre’s epic WAR HORSE
, winner of five 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Play, will make its Atlanta debut at the Fox Theatre September 25-30, as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2012-13 season. WAR HORSE
has been seen by almost 2 million people worldwide and is currently playing at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater, in London’s West End, and at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre.
Michael Morpurgo’s 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. 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.
The tour of WAR HORSE
, based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford, will be 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 (Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Rae Smith), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Paule Constable), 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. TICKETS
Tickets for WAR HORSE begin at $33 and are available through authorized ticket sellers at the Fox Theatre Box Office, online at www.broadwayinatlanta.com
/ or www.FoxAtlTix.com
or by phone at 1-855-ATL-TIXX. **Save 10% on tickets with code WHSAVE10
WAR HORSE will play in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre September 25-30. The performance schedule is Tuesday-Saturday evening at 8 p.m.; Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 10 plus.Visit www.warhorseonstage.com for more on the show including video. Or, visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com for more on the upcoming season at the Fox.
WIN 2 TICKETS TO WAR HORSE OPENING NIGHT AT THE FOX!
TUES. SEPT. 25th at 8pm
HERE'S HOW TO ENTER:
- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject "JOEY" by Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10am. Please include your name and phone number. (Mandatory).
- 2 BONUS ENTRIES: Like my post on Facebook about this giveaway by CLICKING HERE and commenting on the post.
- 5 BONUS ENTRIES: Refer a new subscriber to either SVM or Buckhead Brookhaven Macaroni Kid. Just make sure they include YOUR NAME in the "How Did You Hear About Us" box or you won't get credit!
Must be a subscriber to Smyrna Vinings Marietta Macaroni Kid to enter and a resident of the Metro Atlanta area. Must be 18 or older. Winner will be chosen at random on Wed, Sept. 19, 2012. Once chosen, winner will have 24 hours to claim tickets, or I will have to choose another winner. By entering this contest, you are automatically agreeing to be subscribed to receive SVM Macaroni Kid via email each week, if you are not already a subscriber.