To continue a 68 year-long tradition, the cast and crew have gathered in Boone, North Carolina to begin rehearsal for Horn in The West. This is truly revolutionary outdoor theatre! For ticket sales and special discount nights, visit www.horninthewest.com
Show dates for Horn in the West are June 21st-August 10th, Tuesdays-Sundays every night at 8 PM, gates open at 7:30 PM.
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Horn in The West as a show is history itself. First produced in 1952, every summer we have told the story of famed frontiersman, Daniel Boone, who united pioneers to seek freedom from British tyranny in the late 1700’s. Horn in the West is the longest-running Revolutionary War outdoor drama. This is our story. The story of how the colonists were hungry for a taste of freedom and how that desire spread throughout North Carolina. Horn also depicts the interactions of the colonists with the Cherokee Native Americans. The audience is taken through the life of the Stuart family as they face the hardships of war and the joys of starting a new life. Watauga County locals have grown up with the legendary tale of Daniel Boone. Horn in the West has the honor to tell the tale and has done a great job of it for the past 68 years.
Our opening night, June 21st, brings life to the Blue Ridge Mountains. With fiery gunshots, poised dancers, fire shows, classic music, fight scenes, a classic love story, and the desire of freedom, Horn in the West has something for every theatre goer. Our outdoor theater has a vast space to fit 2500 patrons to see our show each night. But even in that space, the actors pull you into the Revolutionary War. You feel as though you are in the Alamance or the Battle of King’s Mountain.
Not only can Horn in the West give you a taste of revolutionary freedom, but our partnering museum, Hickory Ridge Homestead can give you an immersive look into the life of colonists in North Carolina. Hickory Ridge is open Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 AM-2 PM. Special tours begin at 5:30 PM each night before the show. Learn the history first, and then see it come to life in front of you on stage!
This is the beginning of a life-changing summer. Many theatre artists have gained their first professional theatre experience on this stage. Horn Alumni have either returned to the stage or to support the Horn. This show has formed a special bond among all who are a part of it. Returning for his second year is respected director Britton Corry. Boone local, William Hardy, will be appearing for his first year as Daniel Boone.
What brings us together in Boone, North Carolina is the perseverance of tradition. The cast and crew put their blood, sweat, and tears into this outdoor production. From all over North America they have discovered a newfound love for the mountain air, cast camaraderie, and a show as spectacular as the historical figures who inspired it. From us here at the Horn, we invite you to come join us for a night of historical drama.