Tempe events this week – WAR HORSE gallops into ASU Gammage

Author: Nancy

Posted on: February 4, 2013
Last updated on: February 22nd, 2016 at 10:20 am


This is a great week for entertainment in Tempe, starting with WAR HORSE at ASU Gammage, February 5-10. Many of us are  familiar with the story, thanks to Steven Spielberg’s 2011 movie adaptation of the children’s book by British author Michael Morpurgo.  It was a big box office hit and was nominated for a bunch of Academy Awards.

The story follows young Albert and his beloved horse Joey through  many trials and triumphs serving in World War One. Horses played a major role in The War to End all Wars and Joey actually ends up serving with both the British and German troops. The novel and the movie were wonderful; however, the musical embellishes the story futher with stirring music and the astonishing life-sized puppets that  bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.

WAR HORSE is one of many great arts, culture and entertainment events going on this week in Tempe.  Other options include the ASU Art Museum Spring Season Opening Reception, Morrissey at the Marquee Theater, and at the Tempe Center for the Arts: The Hits @TCA: The Piano Man, Sherri Shepherd and Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway.  So many choices! View a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.

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