The National Theatre of Great Britain's epic War Horse, winner of five 2011 Tony Awards, will make its premiere at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center June 25-30.
Individual tickets for War Horse went on sale Friday, February 8 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets start at $55 and may be purchased at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 's ticket office and online at foxcitiespac.com. To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling (920) 730-3786. Group discounts and additional fees may apply.
Michael Morpurgo's beloved novel, "War Horse," is also the inspiration for Steven Spielberg's feature film of the same name, which earned six Oscar nominations including Best Picture.
The tour of War Horse, which was adapted from the book by Morpurgo by Nick Stafford, is directed by Bijan Sheibani based on the original Tony Award-winning direction by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
In addition to Best Play, War Horse received Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Direction of a Play (Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Rae Smith), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Paule Constable) and Best Sound Design of a Play (Christopher Shutt). A Special Tony Award was given to Handspring Puppet Company for their integral work on the production.
War Horse received its world premiere in a limited engagement at the National's Olivier Theatre in 2007. The play returned to The National Theatre for a second run playing from in 2008-2009 before transferring to the West End's New London Theatre in Spring 2009 where it continues to play an open-ended run. War Horse has been seen by over two million people worldwide and is currently playing in London's West End and at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre. Future productions of War Horse are planned for Australia, Berlin and South Africa, as well as a U.K. Tour. For more information, please visit WarHorseOnStage.com.
The lead producers of the National Tour of War Horse are Bob Boyett and The National Theatre of Great Britain. Lincoln Center Theater and The National Theatre of Great Britain in association with Bob Boyett and War Horse LP, are the producers of the American premiere of War Horse , which opened in Spring 2011 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
The performance schedule for War Horsewill be Tuesday - Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Fox Cities P.A.C. is located at 400 West College Avenue, Appleton, WI.
War Horse is locally supported by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company. War Horse is part of the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America - Fox Cities Series, which is supported by the title sponsor, Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Partial support for open captioning during the Saturday matinee performance is provided by Octoberfest.