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War Horse

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall (Costa Mesa, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

156 ratings
4.4 average rating
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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 23 2013

The way the Gifted puppeteers brought the horse to life was remarkable. This was a beautiful production. Highly recommend.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

It was an excellent production. As others have said, one forgets that the horses are puppets-they are so lilfe-like. We totally enjoyed the evening.

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 23 2013

It was EXCELLENT. I had enjoyed the movie and was a little skeptical on how it could be stage adapted considering the horses ... it was AMAZING and kept you engaged the whole time. Highly recommended.

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 29 2013

Seats were good. No trouble parking and picking up tickets.
Some difficulty hearing the dialogue from some of the actors.
The story and puppetry word captivating.
Enjoyed walking around before hand to see the new sponsor's cars, Acura.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

It was wonderful, and the puppets were definitely the best part of the show (it seems so wrong to call them puppets - they are horse-sized works of art that the actors can ride). I would gladly see it again next week, but I would want to be closer...continued

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172 reviews
58 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

Another wonderful theater experience. I saw War Horse last year in LA and had to see it again. It was as impactful the second time as the first. The puppet work is unbelieveable and the war scenes a true theatrical blending of audiovisuals and...continued

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16 reviews
27 stars
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15 reviews
13 stars
attended Jan 31 2013

I did enjoy this production. At first, I thought it was a little odd, seeing the 3 people "controlling" each horse, but after a while, you just sort of stop noticing the people are even there! I had no trouble hearing/understanding the dialog (as...continued

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15 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 30 2013

The horse puppets were truly spectacular!

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4 reviews
51 stars
attended Jan 29 2013

Absolutely brilliant play! Had seen it at the National in London, and it continues to wow me. Even when I know what's going to happen, I can't help but be drawn into Joey and Albert's journey and moved by its touching conclusion. Much has been...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
22 events
4 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 29 2013

The staging and puppeteering of this production were stellar. I was asked if I liked the play or the movie better. They are equally enjoyable for their own reasons. Go see it. You won't regret.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jan 29 2013

Fun show, especially the amazingly lifelike horses. I think it's not the right venue. We were far from the back of the theater, but still too far back to really see the stage well.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 29 2013

It was very interesting, but if you had not seen the movie or knew what the play was about you might have gotten lost especially in the first act. I was intrigued by the horses and it was amazing when they were riding the horses; so from where we...continued

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58 reviews
27 stars
attended Jan 30 2013

Outstanding show. Creative, inventive. Reminds us that wars never stop.People around me were seeing it for the second time. The horses are brilliant and beautiful. The play is so large that even cheaper seats allow you to see the whole play. If...continued

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47 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

Nicely done, if the storyline is a bit predictable. Great special effects. But the Goldstar section - best available was in the middle of Tier 1 - was waaay too far from stage.

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Arnie Hershamn
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42 reviews
27 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

It was a very exciting experience. You don't know what to expect and the show doesn't let you down. The person behind me was crying at the end as the horse takes on a life of it's own. The staging was amazing and takes you into the story...continued

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lisa miller
49 events
31 reviews
21 stars
attended Jan 29 2013

Very dramatic, scary and sad in parts but overall excellent performances by all.

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19 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 23 2013

Amazing, spectacular, beautiful story!

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18 reviews
-4 stars
attended Jan 23 2013

Excellent show. Moving and funny and sad and inspiring! Puppeteers would better be described as puppet actors as they made the horses truly come to life and have distinct personalities.
Seats were medium high in Tier 3, not too bad and for...continued

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14 reviews
38 stars
attended Jan 31 2013

We bought the cheapest seats and were very satisfied with them. The horses were amazing. This is a must see show.
Nita

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