I received media tickets to attend this performance, however all opinions, typos and grammatical errors are my own.
When I was in high school I was part of the theater program, and since then I love all things theater. When I got the media invite for Black Beauty at the Willis, I knew it was a play I wanted to see. Since it was my friend's birthday and she loves horses, it was perfect to treat her to theater in Beverly Hills.
About Black Beauty
Red Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company’s BLACK BEAUTY, a “five-star triumph” (The Guardian), gallops into the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts with a story of hope, friendship and courage from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, May 5, 2019, in The Wallis’s Lovelace Studio Theater. Created by Andy Manley, Andy Cannon and Shona Reppe, this re-telling blends storytelling, music and puppetry, offering fun and adventure for fans of the book, the UK’s classic TV show and those brand new to the tale. From the cozy horsebox they call home, Andy and Andy take the bit firmly between their teeth to weave the classic tale, as it has never been seen before. The production, which includes audience engagement, is recommended for families with kids ages 5 and older. According to critics, Black Beauty is "fun, joyful and touching… a worthy recipient of the Black Beauty baton," (The List) and "very funny and deliciously unique" (Sunday Herald).
I recommend arriving early to have time to park. Parking at the Wallis is underground, just around the corner from the main entrance. If you want to make it a outing event, have lunch or drinks in a restaurant near by. The Wallis does offer a concession stand, with a few snacks and some adult beverages, so that is a plus.
This funny performance is the Re-telling of Black Beauty and blends Storytelling, Music and Puppetry to keep everybody in the audience, specially kids entertained. It was a pleasant afternoon with friends that lead to a very nice dinner just a few miles away at Santa Monica Pier.
I recommend making the visit to The Wallis an afternoon of fun with family or friends. A play and dinner is a great way to enjoy the venue.
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Lovelace Studio Theater
9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210