There are some very exciting Lord of the Rings related live performance opportunities this summer to tide you over until “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” release later this year. In Ottawa, the NAC will be screening “The Fellowship of the Ring” and providing the musical soundtrack for 3 performances: July 5th, 6th and 7th. (Many thanks to Emanuel for that information!) Similarly, The Lord of the Rings in Concert has a few forthcoming dates in France, Australia and Chile. The Hobbit returns to The Maverick Theater in Fullerton, California. This imaginative production, reviewed here at Backstage.com, runs now until July 14th and is a must see. (Thank you Ringwinner for the heads up!) If you haven’t already caught Charlie Ross’s One Man Lord of the Rings you’ll have an opportunity as the show moves to Austin, Texas June 20th through 24th, Columbia, Maryland June 29th, San Jose, California July 24th through 29th and the exciting Fringe Festival in Edinburgh August 13th through 27th. Lastly, the popular musical Fellowship! closes at the Trepany House in Hollywood after the 11pm performance on Friday, June 29th.
Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun! (more…)
Congrats to the following winners in our ‘One Man Lord of the Rings’ ticket giveaway!
3pm Show – Nikos F. 8pm Show – Jaynie T.
Winner should check their email for details. If you did not win, please consider supporting the New Jersey Performing Arts Center by attending this amazing show! I don’t think we’ve ever heard a bad review, so you are guaranteed to have a wonderful time. You can purchase tickets for this show right now! [Buy Tickets] [Entry Form]
The odds are forever in your favor…oh wait, wrong movie. Anyway…last week we told you about an exclusive discount ticket offer for the upcoming Charlie Ross performance of ‘One Man Lord of the Rings’ at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and now we are reminding you that you can WIN tickets to the show! We are giving away two pairs of tickets for the June 2nd show – one pair for 3pm and one pair of 8pm. To enter, simply fill out the form below. We will randomly choose the winner on May 31st from all the eligible entrants and announce the winners right here on TheOneRing.net. Good luck to all those who live close enough to enter! (Entry form is after the break) And of course, you can purchase tickets for this universally praised and highly recommended show! [Buy Tickets] [Entry Form] (more…)
Last week we told you about an exclusive discount ticket offer for the upcoming Charlie Ross performance of ‘One Man Lord of the Rings’ at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and now we are excited to offer you a chance to WIN tickets to the show! We are giving away two pairs of tickets for the June 2nd show – one pair for 3pm and one pair of 8pm. To enter, simply fill out the form below. We will randomly choose the winner on May 31st from all the eligible entrants and announce the winners right here on TheOneRing.net. Good luck to all those who live close enough to enter! (Entry form is after the break) And of course, you can purchase tickets for this universally praised and highly recommended show! [Buy Tickets] [Entry Form] (more…)
Hot on the heels of Sir Ian McKellen’s fund raising money for Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal now another fundraiser has this time for Christchurch’s The Court Theatre here’s the full press release:
From Hobbits to hip-hop stars, a range of international celebrities have come to aid The Court Theatre’s fundraising drive.
To assist in replacing numerous assets lost when the Christchurch theatre company was forced to leave its Arts Centre venue following the 22 February 2011 earthquake, a range of items have been donated for an online auction on Trademe that will be running from 24 – 30 May.
Beyoncé, Stephen Fry, Orlando Bloom and Court Theatre Fundraising Patron Dame Maggie Smith, as well as locals Hayley Westenra, Sir Peter Jackson and Mark Hadlow, have offered items to the fundraising appeal – from signed posters, prints and scripts to CDs, jewellery and DVDs. (more…)
Don’t miss a chance to see Charlie Ross as he performs his ‘One Man Lord of the Rings’ at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, June 2nd 2012 (3pm or 8pm). We are thrilled to exclusively offer you 20% OFF the price of tickets when you use the code ‘ONERING.’ Follow the link below and enter the code during checkout, or call 1-888-go-njpac and mention the code to the ticket agent. If you are not familiar with the show:
“The big-screen Lord of the Rings may have had greater financial resources, but Charles Ross’ one-man version has just as much energy! This comedic send-up of Tolkien’s epic fantasy shoehorns 11 hours and 23 minutes of film into a mind-blowing, 65-minute performance in which Ross portrays 42 characters — as well as the theme music and sound effects. “Charles Ross is a winning entertainment machine,” says The Washington Post.”
This show has been universally praised by Ringers internationally, so we highly recommend checking it out. If you do go, please send in a report of your experience to spymaster @ theonering.net. [Buy Tickets]
The stars are aligned for today’s *live* webcast TORn TUESDAY, where viewers can be part of the show and ask questions directly to our celebrity guests! Today we are joined by the creative team behind the wildly popular “FELLOWSHIP! The Musical” — an award winning stage production that rips on the first book of Tolkien’s trilogy! I’ve seen it a few times and it’s hysterically good (check out TORn’s previous podcast interview here). Our special guests today include Comedy Central’s RENO 911! star CEDRIC YARBROUGH (who plays Gandalf) and composer ALLEN SIMPSON! There will be mischief aplenty as we also turn our attention to WETA Costume Contest winner NICOLE ROBERTS, who recently completed her trip to New Zealand and has great stories and surprise photos to share. Tune into our show TORn TUESDAY, hosted by Clifford Broadway (Quickbeam), by clicking to our Live Event page. As always, you can participate starting at 5:00pm PDT — There’s a built-in Barliman’s chat room or come in via Skype in TheOneRing.net’s Stickam page. Check out our LIVE Event section right here every week! [LIVE Event Area] (See All Times)
From our own message boards comes this excellent report of Ian McKellen’s one-man show that is raising money for a theater damaged by the devastating earthquake in Christchurch. The actor is (of course) in New Zealand for filming of both parts of “The Hobbit,” a Peter Jackson adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s book. Thanks to del girl for sharing her experience on our boards and sending it to our Spymaster@TheOneRing.net adress. She also provided links to another report of the show.
“I have just come back from seeing the first one-man show in Sir Ian’s tour of New Zealand, which is a fundraiser for repairing the earthquake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch (were he last played Waiting for Godot).
How do I sum up more than two hours of Sir Ian on stage? (more…)
Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller just won the Olivier for Best Actor, which they share for their co-starring performance in Frankenstein where they swapped the roles of Dr. Frankenstein and the Creature. This is not the first time a Best Actor award has been bestowed upon their tandem performance, and only confirms the brilliance of this show. Luckily, for those of us who did not get to see the play, the National Theater will be broadcasting both performances at theaters all over the UK, USA and Canada for now, with other countries in the works. You can find out how to get a chance to see this broadcast at National Theater.
You can read all about the Olivier Awards and this win on their website at Olivier Awards. Benedict was unable to appear, he’s got a very busy schedule, but word has it that Johnny Lee Miller had a lovely acceptance speech. On behalf of TheOneRing.net, a really big congratulations to both actors.
Ever ready to support a worthy cause, Sir Ian McKellen isn’t putting his feet up during his time off from Middle-earth. As busy as he surely is on The Hobbit movie set, the actor will be taking time during the weekends in May and June to perform a one man show around New Zealand, to raise money for the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch. Following last year’s terrible earthquakes, the theatre has been closed because of ‘structural issues’. Back in 2010 McKellen appeared in Waiting for Godot at the theatre, and he’s keen to see it restored and reopened. Full details and dates for his touring one man show can be found here and here; in the included video newsreel in the first link, McKellen hints that the one man show may include singing! Perhaps he’s been inspired by Viggo Mortensen’s recent recitals??
Thanks to the various TORn spies who contacted us about Sir Ian’s shows; if you are lucky enough to get to one of these performances, we’d love to hear about it!
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