Broadway In Boston's Season Announcement Introduced us to Joey, The Mormons, and so much more!

Posted 9 March 2012 12:00 AM by Coralie Pasero

Last Monday the Citi Performing Arts Center team went to the Broadway In Boston season announcement at the Opera House.

After having struggled to create a path through the crowded hall, we finally got to the theater to watch the trailer of the upcoming shows for the 2012/2013 season. We saw the announcement of War Horse, Jersey Boys, Memphis, Sister Act, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Tuck Everlasting and Mary Poppins…

But anyway, for this occasion I would like to talk about two of those shows.

First, I was particularly amazed by the fascinating presentation of War Horse. Finn Caldwell, Associate Puppetry Director of The National Theatre, came to talk about the musical when suddenly, one of the main characters, War Horse Joey itself, entered the scene. Even though this is not a real horse – (I mean, I hope so!) It is supposed to be a life-sized mechanical puppet – its behavior and the sounds made by these three puppeteers driving the horse made us almost forget that it was not a real animal.

You might have not heard so much yet about Tuck Everlasting, a musical inspired by the Natalie Babbitt novel which explores the concept of immortality. Indeed, it will actually have its pre-Broadway world premiere at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center Colonial Theatre in Summer 2013.

To sum up, Broadway In Boston 2012/2013 Season is an amazing program. Unfortunately, I might not even enjoy it since I am going back to France in July!

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