Hillsborough County arts students were treated to a special, up-close look at the amazing life size horse puppet from War Horse today.
The Broadway production of War Horse opens tonight at the Straz Center and runs through this Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Students from the area’s performing arts magnet schools attended the War Horse press event this morning in Patel Conservatory’s TECO Theater as part of their Arts Day experience.
All three make various sounds that together create one expression. They have to almost harmonize to mimic the various tones of a horse.
The puppet weighs about 120 pounds. At various points in the play, riders get on top of the horses, adding even more weight for the actors/puppeteers to carry. Imagine having to gallop in perfect sync with two other actors with more than 120 pounds on your back!