HAILED AS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL STORIES "WAR HORSE" MAKES IT"S WAY TO FLORIDA'S ARSHT CENTER:
"War Horse" is a remarkable and powerfully moving, imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs. The show is one of phenomenal inventiveness and imagination that has played to packed theatres in London, New York and Canada. Unbelievable life-sized puppets created by a South Africa Puppet Company and brings to life breathing, galloping and charging horses that are durable and strong enough for men to actually ride.
At the outbreak of World War 1, because a family feud over a horse named Joey, the animal is forced to travel from the English countryside to the fields of France and Germany, causing a young boys beloved horse to be sold to the calvary. Caught up in enemy fire, the horse is made to serve on both sides of the war, yet survives, leaving him alone in a land belonging to no one. The boy, Albert, now grown to a young man, but not old enough to enlist, who has never forgotten his horse, sets out on a journey and dangerous mission to find him.
More than just a compelling tale, "War Horse" is a magnificent story impossible to describe for its incredible inventiveness, let alone the most magical production ever staged. The charging horses, on stage, are built of steel, leather and aircraft cables and that is only a few of the elements in this astounding elaborate production.
This spell binding show, winner of 5 Tony Awards, opens in the Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House on March 4th through March 9th, 2014. Tickets range from $26 to $96 at the box office, located at 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. Show times vary. Evenings at 8 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. For information, call: (305) 949-6722. Or: 1 (800) 939-8587. Group discounts, call: (786) 468-2325. Or: (954) 626-7814.
BROWARD CENTER PRESENTS THE MOST GIFTED CHINESE PEKING ACROBATS AND THEIR AMAZING BREATHTAKING PERFORMANCE:
The Pecking Acrobats have been the featured performers on numerous TV shows and celebrity- studded TV specials including appearances on The Wayne Brady Show, as well Nickelodeon's "Unfabulous and Ellen's Really Big Show," hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. The Peking Acrobats set the world record for the Human Chair Stack on Fox's Guinness Book Prime time where they astounded television audiences with their bravery and dexterity as they balanced six people, very cautiously, atop six chairs, 21 feet up in the air, without safety straps. The acrobats are also making the Hollywood scene on the silver screen, as company members were featured in director Steven Sodderer's hit film "Oceans 11, playing with Hollywood's Elite such as: Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and George Clooney.
Since their Hollywood Bowl debut, The Peking Acrobats have performed with some of the most prestigious Symphony Orchestras, conducted by John Mauceri. The musicians played traditional Chinese instruments as the acrobats infused their powerful maneuvers in a multi-traditional spectacular. Between the fireworks on stage and the fireworks in the air, the audience experiences a theatrical performance of the finest.
China's most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers and more, will perform amazing feats at the Broward Center on March 11th, 2014. The 11 a.m. performance tickets are $7. The 7 p.m. evening performance tickets are $15 to $35. $3 lap seats for children under 12 months of age are available at the Center's box office located at 201 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call: (954) 462-0222.
TONY AWARD WINNING STAR PATTI LUPONE AND PIANIST SETH RUDETSKY IN CONCERT AT PARKER PLAYHOUSE:
Two-time award winning star of "Evita" and "Gypsy," will take center stage with XM Radio's Seth Rudetsky as they engage in a riveting evening of conversation and song. Anyone who has ever enjoyed a musical on stage must see this show, a miraculous close-up encounter with Patti LuPone. There's no doubt it will be an experience not to be forgotten.
Fortunately for LuPone's fans, there is Seth Rudetsky. He is the New York based musician, writer, actor, radio host and has the all around uncanny ability to direct Patti LuPone. Rudetsky and LuPone's act is a spontaneous and hilarious mix of musical performances, mixed together with the behind the scenes theatre gossip, which climbed to great acclaim. Their performance takes place at the Parker Playhouse on March 13th, 2014 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $51.50 to $126.50 at the Playhouse box office, located at 707 N. E. Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale, open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., in person. Available VIP packages include premium seats, a post performance champagne reception and an opportunity to meet the artists. For more information and reservations, call: (954) 462-0222.