This past Monday, I was invited to attend Broadway Across Canada’s 2013-14 Season Launch Event for Vancouver. The night was filled with some amazing people and a fantastic behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway show War Horse, which is coming this season to Vancouver.
The event began with some wine and appetizers followed by a short introduction to the 2013-14 season of Broadway Across Canada hosted by funnyman radio personality Mike Shaeffer from 103.5 QM/FM. After a little bit of “horsing” around, Mike finally introduced War Horse production representative Scott Tucker. After some of “humming and hawing”, Scott invited Joey the horse from the production of the Tony Award Winning play War Horse out onto the stage. Before you get all riled up and ‘animal rights’ on me, Joey is actually a life-size puppet of a horse, controlled by three puppeteering actors; two physically inside of Joey controlling Joey’s feet and body, and one leading Joey, controlling his head. All three contribute to Joey’s whinnying, snorting to make Joey come to life.
Here’s the lineup for Vancouver for the 2013-14 year:
Les Misérables – June 12-23, 2013
War Horse – Sept 24-29, 2013
West Side Story – Feb 4-9, 2014.
It’s going to be an exciting year!
And don’t forget that you can still purchase tickets for Billy Elliot, April 2-7, 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver!