Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Black Beauty

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

About the show

The New Victory Theater presents the classic tale as you've never seen it before. So saddle up and jump headlong into a tale where loneliness gives way to hope, friends become heroes, and courage saves the day. More…

Andy McCuddy and his brother, Andy McCuddy (it's a family thing), have fallen on hard times. When they discover their beloved copy of 'Black Beauty' in the cozy horse trailer they call home, they take the bit firmly between their teeth and reenact portions of the page-turning adventure. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

1h 30m | Already closed | The New Victory Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (8)


Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging
Avg Score

Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you want a very entertaining and intelligent show for your kids. Staging is very clever. Adults can enjoy this show also.

Don't see it if you want a sophisticated show. This is a simple show done very cleverly. It is a feel good show and the children who came enjoyed it.

Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Great family fun

See it if Want a well-acted and cleverly-presented play telling the story of Black Beauty. I went without a kid, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Don't see it if You do not like children’s theater.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy innovative beautiful children's theater.

Don't see it if you have no heart.

Delightful, Enchanting, Clever, Not just for kids!, Great staging

See it if you want a delightful & cleverly executed show to pick up your day! Great use of props as characters/found object puppetry.

Don't see it if you want an exact retelling of Black Beauty (it's more a story of 2 bro's persevering thru hardship). You dislike audiences of mostly kids.

Also The staging is very creative. Even when the outcome of a scene is obvi... Read more Read less

Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You have kids. It is a great kids' show - though funny for adults too, it can get a little slow. Wonderful spirited actors and a great story

Don't see it if You are not into children's theater.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you know the story very well, and you don't mind another adaptation.

Don't see it if you want more of the original story, it's mainly about the frame-story (which for me was not too interesting)

Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if you would like to enjoy a timeless masterpiece with your children!

Don't see it if you are not into a kids-oriented script

Quirky, Great acting, Clever

See it if Cute

Don't see it if Different

December 6th, 2016
for a previous production "What Cannon and Manley achieve to perfection is to capture the spirit of Sewell’s great cry for the well being of animals, while holding the story at just enough distance to make it slightly less frightening and nightmarish...All the sadness is there...but so is a gentle humour that has the kids...
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December 11th, 2016
for a previous production "A triumph of object-theatre stagecraft, it takes a rosette-worthy canter through a stableful of horse-themed gags, while paying touching testament to the value of resilience...The approach provides a narrative frame for the episodic tales, while offering a jokey point of contrast to Sewell’s hig...
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December 27th, 2016
for a previous production "Drawing on wells of child-friendly physical comedy and very clever storytelling enacted by the perfect versatility of Reppe’s horsebox set...Everything you could hope for in a seasonal children’s tale is here...It’s no small feat that, as the silliness rises to a conclusion which is perfect in i...
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December 4th, 2016
for a previous production "A cleverly versatile stage for Cannon and Manley to bring all their storytelling abilities...The pair recreate Sewell’s narrative with broad strokes, galloping through Black Beauty’s life and adventures, mentioning but never dwelling on its darkest moments...Aficionados of the novel might not fi...
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