"The Hobbit - A Musical".
Come visit the Shire and watch a cast of fantastical characters star in AYS TheatreWorks presentation of The Hobbit, a Musical based on the immortal works of J.R.R Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings.
The Hobbit will run for three magic performances November 9 & 10 at 7:30PM, and again on Sunday the 11th at 2:00PM at Doherty Memorial Auditorium, 50 Bartlet St. in Andover.
Tickets are $10, and are available from Learning Express and Andover Youth Service office at 37 Pearson St. in Andover, and a limited number available at the door.
About the play
Based on the classic by J.R.R. Tolkien. Book by Ruth Perry. Music by Allan Jay Friedman. Lyrics by David Rogers.
Production directed by Robin V. Allison, musical direction by Eric Lindahl.
This enchanting musical begins with a song by the greatest of all wizards: "I, Gandolf, Best wizard that you'll see, Bid the darling spirits, Send the band of dwarves to me." And as he sings, we hear the spirited marching song of the dwarves who pour down the aisles and onto the stage, singing bravely as they come: "Thirteen mighty dwarves, Straight and strong and true. With just one goal in view-To slay the awful dragon Smaug. He took our home and burned and looted, Now he must be executed. Thirteen mighty dwarves." The reluctant Hobbit hero Bilbo Baggins is asked to join the band, for they can hardly hope to succeed as an unlucky thirteen. Bilbo finally agrees to the adventure! They encounter the dangerous trolls, then escape into Goblin country where Bilbo finds a gold ring with magical power. It's a ring of invisibility. Bilbo is cautious and thoughtful but saves them in every crisis, even in the climactic scene with the dragon Smaug. Smaug is so enormous his wings take up the entire stage!
About AYS TheatreWorks
This newly formed theater group partners Andover Youth Services with three former members of Merrimack Junior Theatre’s Advisory Board, drawing on the best of various local theater organizations to provide a new theater experience for local youth. With a mission of “Developing skills, respect, and responsibility while fostering an appreciation for all aspects of theatre arts in a collaborative environment”, the group plans to work with youth behind the scenes as well as on stage, utilizing adult mentors to help students of all ages gain knowledge and appreciation for working together in theater arts.