Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!

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Last night King St West was abuzz with celebrities, theatre goers, politicians and real live horses as The Princess of Wales rolled out the red carpet for the opening of Mirvish's Canadian production of War Horse. Spotlights shone above the gorgeous marquee as guests arrived for what was arguably the most anticipated theatrical event of the season.  Stars of Canadian theatre, film and television came out in support of the production, as well as the creative team from the UK and the men from the Handspring Puppet Company who were responsible for bringing the horses to life on stage. 

Also on hand were Lieutenant Govenor of Ontario His Honour David C. Onley (who presented David Mirvish with a Diamond Jubilee medal), Toronto Police Chief William Blair and President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Guelph Alastair Summerlee. The surprise guests of the evening were the horses themselves, as Eddy, Dundas, Trooper and Major from the Toronto Police Mounted Unit joined with Trooper and Mirage from the Governor General's Horse Guard and regally lined the red carpet.

The production itself was met with an instant and explosive standing ovation, as the teary eyed audience leapt to their feet to show their support for the magical show. War Horse Toronto features an all-Canadian cast and crew, and the appreciation and patriotism in the air was a highlight of the evening.

At the post-show party friends and family joined together with the enthusiastic cast to celebrate a successful opening, dining on sumptuous food and dancing the night away. BWW was thrilled to be on hand to capture photos of the special night.

When and Where?

War Horse

The Princess of Wales Theatre

Seats on Sale until September 30th 2012

Performance Schedule

Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30PM
Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30PM

Tickets range from $45 to $175 and can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 416-872-1212 or online at www.mirvish.com

Pictures by Racheal McCaig Photography

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
The Toronto Mounted Police

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
David Mirvish on the Red Carpet

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
The Governor General's Horse Guard

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
David Mirvish with the Toronto Mounted Police

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppet Company

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
Yannick Bisson and Chantal Craig

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
Tricia Helfer

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
Molly Johnson and sons

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
Caden Douglas, Bryan Hindle and Brad Cook

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
Melanie Doane

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
Alex Furber

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
Topthorn takes his bow

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
Patrick Galligan

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
The all Canadian Cast of War Horse at Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
The all Canadian Cast of War Horse at Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
David Mirvish sporting his Diamond Jubilee Medal

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
The all Canadian Cast of War Horse

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
The all Canadian Cast of War Horse

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!
The all Canadian Cast of War Horse

Photo Coverage: WAR HORSE Opens in Toronto - All the Red Carpet Action!

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Kelly Cameron Kelly Cameron's love affair with the theatre began when she was just five years old, on an outing to see the Original Canadian Cast of Les Miserables at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. She instantly fell in love, and is honoured to be representing the Toronto contingent of BroadwayWorld as Senior Editor overseeing the GTA region.

Her writing career started almost by accident, though it has always been in her blood as her Mom was an English teacher who firmly believed in the importance of being able to turn a phrase. She also loved sharing her love of theatre with her students (and her children), and was a staunch supporter of the arts in Toronto.

When not at the theatre, you can usually find Kelly with a Starbucks in one hand and her BlackBerry in the other, tweeting, reading or doing something quirky and clumsy for the sake of getting that next big story.

She's incredibly grateful to the amazing Toronto theatre community who have embraced her with open arms, giving her the greatest gift a little redheaded theatre geek could ever ask for - getting to be a part of this vibrant arts and culture scene. She may have never had the skills to be on the stage, but is thankful every day she gets to write about the inspiring people who do.

Headshot photo by Racheal McCaig www.rachealmccaigphotography.com


 
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