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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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52 reviews
16 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

Be aware that battle scenes include loud gun shot noises and bright lights. The theater is very dimly lit during the entire performance. Voices were not projected with microphones and the accents are a challenge.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

This play is a MUST SEE. You will be amazed by the puppetry and how they bring the horses to life. This is the 2nd time I see it and I would go again.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

The play was mesmerizing. There are three puppeteers that control the little Joey and the grown up Joey (the War Horse). Within a couple of minutes, they disappear in that you don't notice them anymore - as I was transifxed on the movement and...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

Very impressed with the creativity it took to stage such an "impossible" movement of film to stage. You forgot the horses were puppets. I am happy I saw the film first because I could fill in the gaps and assumptions in the staging. Loved the play!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

Great show, very cleverly done. The sets were not elaborate but they did an excellent job conveying the feel they wanted with brilliant use of props. The actors playing the horses were amazing. The apparatus (people call it a puppet but it was so...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

I couldn't understand 95% of what they were saying because of the British accent. So, if you have problems understanding British people, then don't go.
The live-size horse puppets were impressive and had a life of their own.

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6 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 29 2013

I was surprised by how disappointed I was in this production. Difficult to understand dialogue and thus the story. I was glad I had seen the movie so I knew what was going on The puppets were terrific, of course, but the overall production was...continued

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5 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

Loved it & had great seats - thank you Goldstar! My only gripe is that the sound was too low - sometimes hard to hear the voices. It may have helped, had we not had a SNORING man sitting next to us!!! Yikes.
The puppets were AMAZING - can't...continued

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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 29 2013

great play , excellant staging. dialogue not always clear sounding.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

Fabulous production....we were really impressed....and the horses were amazing!! I only wish that we had been closer to the stage.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

Amazing how the "puppeteers" made the horses come alive!!

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87 reviews
-144 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

went to this without having read the book or seen the movie. didn't know what to expect except for amazing puppetry - which did not disappoint. first act was a lil slow but i understand the necessity to establish background about relationship of...continued

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2 reviews
23 stars
Sara N.
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45 reviews
43 stars
attended Jan 23 2013

so creative and beautifully done. a sensitive portrayal of the deep relationship between a boy and his horse. and, at the same time, between the lighting, sound, set suggestions and projections, it conveys the harshness and cruelty of war. one...continued

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19 reviews
14 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

LOVED IT.... AMAZING HOW EMOTIONALLY INVOLVED YOU CAN GET WITH MECHANICAL HORSES. THE PRECISION OF THE CAST.... THANK YOU !

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13 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 23 2013

It was spectacular!!! Who would have thought that making a play using horses would click, but it did, and what made the experience even better, was incorporating music and images on a screen up above the stage.

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12 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

The best part is the puppetry. They really do make them come alive. The set was simple but did the job. Overall the play just seemed a little slow and I think if you haven't seen the movie or read the book, you would be lost. If you can get a...continued

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Kate
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12 reviews
11 stars
attended Jan 23 2013

This was a great experience; creative, interesting, high quality, different than a regular play due to the mechanics/engineering. Well done!

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6 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 30 2013

An excellent performance! I would highly recommend seeing War Horse.
But I would advise that many of you should see the movie first, or due to the rapid on-stage action, with multiple events occurring at the same time, you might not follow some...continued

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

Great show. i would recommend it. I would love to see it again.

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