Auditions for The Hobbit
It’s unusual for a modern work to become a classic so quickly, but Tolkien’s “ring” stories, which began with The Hobbit, clearly are in this very special category. They stir the imagination and intellect of everyone they touch. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results-not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth-and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic.
The Hobbit by Patricia Gray based on the classic by J.R.R. Tolkien
Join us “there and back again” by auditioning for Patrica Gray’s stage adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s beloved epic tale of magic, treasure, and dragons. The Hobbit transports us from Bag-End through the goblin-riddled Misty Mountains and the dark forest of Mirkwood, up the Lonely Mountain where Smaug sits atop his treasures. A motley band of dwarves and a mysterious wizard are joined by a reluctant burglar; along the way we find something Precious.
Purple Door Youth Theater is an educational theater company for students in grades 2-12. Acting roles for The Hobbit are available by audition only for students in grades 2-12. Technician roles are available by interview only for students in grades 5-12. Students register after the roles are set. Tuition for The Hobbit is $185. Scholarships are available through the Community Action Center of Northfield. Contact info: 507-664-3550
ACTOR AUDITIONS & TECH INTERVIEWS – Monday, Dec 11 & Tuesday Dec 12 at Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third St. W. (Each student must schedule a 30 minute time slot between 4-6pm by signing up HERE.)
REHEARSALS begin January 8
PERFORMANCES – February 23-25, March 1-3, 2024
Director: Rachel Haider, Technical Director: Joe Udelhofen, Costumer: Kate Stuart