Venue Details

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Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772 (CTG plays and musicals), 213-972-0711 (Dance at the Music Center events)
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Member Tips

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Get to will-call early. They were very busy for this event.
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Dress up nice
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Parking was very steamlined, easy in and out.
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Will call line looked long, but went very fast
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Some folks dressed up and some were more california casul
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No issues with the will call line and I there 50 minuntes prior to the show
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.6 average rating
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142 reviews
88 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

A brilliant production. The puppetry was done so well that after a few minutes, you thought that you were seeing real horses. This was theatre at it's best.They deserved their standing ovation.

See it while it's still playing.

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21 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 17 2012

A beautiful production of a life-affirming story...as much a pageant as a play. The stagecraft and artistry of the puppeteers were truly stunning. Also, this is one show you can actually enjoy from the "cheap seats".

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35 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 19 2012

The puppets are amazing as well as the special affects. Watching the stage play is so different than the movie.

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Website

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Quotes & Highlights

“This spellbinding show runs full gallop with theatrical magic. It is epic and intimate and compels you to hold your breath in anticipation.” —New York Daily News
War Horse is so exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive. Its sheer skill and invention are simply awe-inspiring.” —The Times of London
Visit the show’s official website .

Description

Based on a Novel by Michael Morpurgo

Adapted for the Stage by Nick Stafford

In association with Handspring Puppet Company

This remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship opened to rave reviews in London and New York.  Coming exclusively to the Ahmanson. *

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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, before finding  himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. *

The horses in this amazing piece of theatre are life-size and life-like: crafted in cane, steel, leather and aircraft cables, by the extraordinary Handspring Puppet Company of South Africa, they embody the fire, spirit and nobility of living, breathing steeds.

This National Theatre of Great Britain production will thrill audiences at the Ahmanson. War Horse, filled with stirring music and song, is an astonishing event every family with children over 13 will enjoy.

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*You’ve never seen anything quite like War Horse. This epic tale is both highly inventive spectacle and powerfully moving drama, with one of the largest casts (over 30) ever assembled on the Ahmanson stage. This odyssey of a boy and his horse took London by storm before opening on Broadway in Spring 2011.