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Friday, March 29, 2013

Video: WarHorse's "Joey" Makes Surprise Appearance at Orlando's Abbey

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 1:24 PM


On Wednesday night (3/27/13) the Florida Theatrical Association held a party at The Abbey theater to celebrate Fairwinds' 2013-2014 Broadway Across America touring season. The upcoming lineup of plays, which was officially announced last month, includes award-winning hits like Book of Mormon, Once, and Evita.

FTA president Ron Legler, DPAC's Kathy Ramsberger, and Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer were all on hand to introduce the final slate of shows scheduled for the soon-to-be decommissioned Bob Carr theatre. But the real star of the evening was "Joey" the equine puppet hero of the international sensation WarHorse. The life-sized horse, manipulated by a trio of puppeteers, made a surprise appearance at the Abbey, and gave the audience some insight into the theatrical magic that brings WarHorses stylized animals to life.

The new season kicks off in October, and WarHorse arrives in February 2014. In the meantime, enjoy the following video, in which Joey shows off his horsey behaviors, and even "eats" a sugar cube from Mayor Dyer's hands:

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