Omaha Premiere of WAR HORSE Hosts Family Night With Specially Priced Tickets Tonight

Omaha Premiere of WAR HORSE Hosts Family Night With Specially Priced Tickets Tonight

Tonight, April 8, Omaha premiere of the National Theatre of Great Britain's epic WAR HORSE, winner of five Tony Awards®, including best play, will feature a Family Night with specially priced tickets. Omaha Performing Arts will offer a limited number of tickets at 50% off for this Broadway touring production to introduce this"landmark theatrical event" to Omaha area young people.

A limited number of tickets will be available at one-half price for the opening night performance of WAR HORSE, Tuesday, April 8. Tickets will be available to one adult and one child, age 9 to 18 years of age. All other tickets are available for the show which will run Tuesday, April 8, through Sunday, April 13. The show is being presented by Omaha Performing Arts as part of its Broadway Series.

The half-price tickets can be purchased at $32.25 each from Ticket Omaha by using the promotion code - FAMILY14. There's a limit of one ticket per adult and one ticket per child. No more than two tickets per adult or per family. Seating will be available in the Grand Tier and balcony areas of Omaha's Orpheum Theater. This show is recommended for children ages 9 and up. Additional tickets may be purchased at the regular ticket prices. All tickets are available online at TicketOmaha.com; by phone at 402.345.0606; or at the Ticket Omaha box office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Streets, Omaha, Neb. Ticket Omaha is the official ticket outlet for all performances of WAR HORSE.*

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.

WAR HORSE is the powerful story of young Albert's beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man's land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, filled with stirring music and songs and told with the some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time.

The tour of WAR HORSE, which was adapted from the book by Morpurgo and 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 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.

The Broadway touring production of WAR HORSE comes to Omaha Tuesday, April 8, through Sunday, April 13, 2014. Performances of WAR HORSE will be at Omaha's Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St., on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 8, 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 11, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 12, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 13, at 1:30 and 7:00 p.m.

For more information, visit TicketOmaha.com, or visit www.WarHorseOnStage.com.

Tickets purchased from other ticket retailers such as secondary ticket agencies or brokers may be more expensive and may not be valid. Due to the nature of live entertainment, all productions, performers, prices, dates and times are subject to change.

Omaha Performing Arts is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to enriching the lives of the citizens of Omaha and surrounding communities. In its two venues: the Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center, the organization presents the best of Broadway, jazz, blues, dance, comedy, family and popular entertainment. Omaha Performing Arts also offers a range of educational programs and free community events that support, enhance and expand appreciation for the arts. In addition, the organization provides comprehensive ticketing services through Ticket Omaha, the official ticket retailer for the Orpheum and Holland.

Broadway Across America (BAA) is a leading Broadway producer and the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America. BAA operates in 40 cities, bringing first-class touring musicals and plays to audiences across the US and Canada including in Omaha and markets such as Costa Mesa, Fort Lauderdale, Tempe, Boston, Minneapolis and New Orleans. As a producer, current and upcoming productions include Million Dollar Quartet, Pippin, Big Fish, Betrayal, Bullets Over Broadway, Little Miss Sunshine and Bull Durham.

For more information on Broadway Across America visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.

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