War Horse at Academy of Music
Tickets are now on sale for War Horse at The Academy of Music in Philly (Nov. 20-Dec. 2).
While my own kids are still a bit too young for this performance, this could be a great family theater experience, if your own kids are older.
A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship. England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on the stage.
Disclosure: I received a pair of complimentary tickets as a thank you for helping to promote the show.