Within the first five minutes you will forget that you are watching puppets and believe that there is a real horse on stage.
That’s the consensus I gather from reading reviews and checking with posts from people all over the world who have seen ‘War Horse,’ coming to The Paramount Feb. 13th – 24th. That is the magic behind a powerful story that incorporates the use of Â hand-spring puppets that tell the story of the love of a horse and the family he brought together in one of history’s most brutal wars, WWI.
Audiences across the world love this play. It inspired famed movie director Steven Speilberg to re-tell the story in his movie of the same title, ‘War Horse.’ If you saw the film keep in mind this play is more along the lines of the book and that the film came after. Both screen and stage stories are different and equally good. The story appeals to everyone of all ages and is one of those stories you can see again and again.
The puppets may seem like a headliner for the show, but the show won five Tony awards in 2011:
- Best Play – beating out Book of Mormon
- Best Direction of a Play
- Best Scenic Design of a Play
- Best Lighting Design of a Play
- Best Sound Design of a Play
- And a special award given to Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones of Handspring Puppet Company
Special Event Package:
If you are looking for a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day or just treat someone you love to a magical night, there are still wonderful tickets available for this show. You might even want to consider this fantastic package that includes the show, dinner, and hotel stay. What a romantic way to say you love someone!
The package is as follows:
- 1 Night Stay at The Roosevelt Hotel which is 2 blocks from The Paramount.
- 2 Premier, -main floor- tickets
- Overnight parking with valet service
- And a $40 dinner voucher to -your choice- Ill Fornaio, The Daily Grill, or Purple Cafe & Wine Bar
- The package price starts at $315 and is available Friday or Saturday Feb. 22nd or 23rd ONLY.
Is it a good deal?
Checking hotels rates; $160 for the Roosevelt, plus parking $25, and show tickets $105 each (premier seats), plus $40 dinner, adds up to $435 vs the show deal of $315! So, yes it’s a solid deal.
Whether you are a regular theater attendee or it’s just a once a year thing, don’t miss this fantastic production of a wonderful, heartfelt story. For tickets visit STG Presents. Price range is from $35 – $105.