On any given day, there could be many Tolkien related events taking place somewhere on this great big planet of ours. Sometimes we get to post about those events on our homepage, sometimes we don’t. To make things a bit easier for Ringers worldwide to keep track of upcoming (and past) events, we are announcing TheOneRing.net Event Calendar! This new calendar, maintained using Google Calendar, not only allows you to quickly and easily look through upcoming events, it allows you to subscribe and even add events to your own personal calendar. That way you can set up you own reminders and alerts ’til your hearts content! And best yet, if you have an event coming up, we do take submissions to be included on the calendar. Our goal is to make this the most comprehensive calendar for Tolkien fans worldwide, and with your help, we hope to reach that goal! Follow the link to view the upcoming events. [Event Calendar] [Google]Posted in Concerts, Contests, Conventions, Events, Exhibits, Fans, Film Screenings, Lectures & Education, Lord of the Rings, Meet Ups, Miscellaneous, Oscar Parties, Other Events, Premieres, Stage Productions, Television, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, Tolkien Reading Day
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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2011- 2012 theatre season March 8. The season will feature a Kennedy Center-produced revival of Rodgers and Hart’s Pal Joey, directed by Christopher Ashley and featuring a revised book by Terrence McNally; Sydney Theatre Company’s exclusive American premiere engagement of Uncle Vanya, adapted by Andrew Upton, directed by Tamás Ascher and starring Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving; the Mabou Mines production of Dollhouse, adapted by Lee Breuer and Maude Mitchell from Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House; the fifth season of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight series, featuring Broadway performers in an intimate cabaret setting; an all-star Stephen Sondheim concert celebration; and touring musical productions of Memphis, Les Misérables, Billy Elliot the Musical, La Cage aux Folles, Come Fly With Me and The Addams Family. More..Posted in Cate Blanchett, Events, Hugo Weaving, Stage Productions
Running July 21-Aug. 20 with an Aug. 2 opening at the venue’s 283-seat Minerva Theater, the play is Mike Poulton’s new version of Eduardo di Filippo’s “Il Sindaco Del Rione Sanita,” one of three world premieres in the venue’s 2011 season.
If you plan on attending the production, please send us your thoughts and reactions to Sir Ian’s performance. Thanks to Ringer Kookie for sending in the link. [Read More]Posted in Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Stage Productions
HeidiYuko sends this in: Charles Ross will be performing several of his “One Man LotR” shows, this time at the Sydney Opera House. There will be two preview performances on the 23rd and 24th March followed by a season running from the 26th March through to 3rd April. sydneyoperahouse.comPosted in Events, Lord of the Rings, Stage Productions
If you live in Houston and you are looking for something to do with the kids this January, check out the A.D. Players ‘Hobbit’ children’s theater production. This particular dramatization of ‘The Hobbit’ will run from January 18th – February 18th 2011, Wed-Sat at 10:30am. Here’s the summary of the production from their website:
From Tolkien, author of the classic Lord of the Rings trilogy, this much-loved fantasy novel comes to life as hobbit Bilbo Baggins is pushed into an adventure of dragon-sized proportions. Setting off on a unexpected quest with Gandalf the wizard and Thorin the dwarf, Bilbo must win back a treasure guarded by a real dragon. Overcoming obstacles with his wits and good common sense, Bilbo discovers his true treasure, wisdom.
If you end up going, please feel free to send us a review! [More Info]Posted in Events, Stage Productions, The Hobbit
Cathy writes: Fellowship: The Musical won a special citation at the NY Musical theater festival awards. From their press release: An Outstanding Ensemble Citation to The Cast of Fellowship!: The Musical Parody of The Fellowship of the Ring: Brian D. Bradley, Lisa Fredrickson, Kelly Holden-Bashar, Edi Patterson, Steve Purnick, Cory Rouse, Ryan Smith, Peter Allen Vogt, and Matthew Stephen Young, awarded by Matthew Murray. nymf.orgPosted in Events, Stage Productions
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra let us know that the Tampere Philharmonic Choir & Pirkanpojat Boys Choir will be performing The Fellowship of the Ring live to a projection of the film on 4 nights April 28, 29, 30 and May 1st at Tampere Hall. Check out tamperefilharmonia.fi for more info.Posted in Concerts, Events, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Stage Productions
VICTORIA, BC – Intrepid Theatre invites you to celebrate your inner geek with our 4-day Charles Ross-a-thon. Back by popular demand, Charles Ross is performing not one, but two of his world-famous one-man shows as a fundraiser for Intrepid Theatre on November 3-7 at the Metro Studio. From Off-Broadway in New York to London’s West End, Ross has sold out his one-man cult hit shows across the globe and gathered critical acclaim along the way. ‘A total theatrical genius,’ CBC Radio (Five Stars), he is ‘funnier than you could possibly imagine’ (Spin Magazine).
One-Man Lord of the Rings takes you on a journey through J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece in 60 frenetic and entertaining minutes. Ross does it all in this hilarious, epic one-man show – booming special effects, riveting stage fights and harrowing rescues. Similarly, his first show, One-Man Star Wars recreates the magic of the Star Wars Trilogy in a ‘finely tuned minimalist feat’ (Charleston City Paper) of brilliant solo theatrics. These shows are appropriate for all ages. Partial proceeds go to One-Man Lord of the Rings and One-Man Star Wars are written and performed by Charles Ross. (more…)Posted in Events, Lord of the Rings, Stage Productions
Shaky Isles Theatre presents MY INNER ORC by Allen O’Leary – A play about actors, Lord of the Rings and the fans who love them. Set in Croydon. Following sell-out performances at the Riverside Studios and the Camden Fringe, Shaky Isles Theatre return to the Pleasance for a limited two week run of Allen O’Leary’s My Inner Orc. In an affectionately satirical new play, two actors find themselves pitted against Lord of the Rings fans with plans of magic and mayhem. Model-turned-actor Karl must grow up fast and find his ‘inner orc’ to help the star and organiser of the Convention escape two over-zealous fans threatening seduction, extortion and black-mail.
O’Leary’s play took its starting point from the actors he knew who worked on Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films and came to London to capitalise on their experience at Conventions. In Rings fans he found a world of people with a sense of camaraderie, nobility and a higher purpose, attracted to the simplicity of an epic life. (more…)Posted in Events, Stage Productions
mara69 writes: Last night I attended the world premiere of the Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King at Wolf Trap. It was superb. This year I was able to obtain tickets further down front than the last two years and it really made a difference. The music was clearer and the solo and choral singing much more understandable. The evening started with a 45 minute discussion with Deb Lamberton from WETA Classical Radio. Her talk on leitmotivs and interesting facts was captivating. The movie in HD on such a large screen really drew you in and you truly felt you were part of the story. The orchestra and choirs did a truly magnificent job. Kaitlyn Lusk has performed at all three of the Wolf Trap showing and is stupendous. Her voice has matured wonderfully since I first heard her perform. Nolan Peters, the boy soloist, also did a great job. I’m truly sorry that this is the last of the live music film performances. Maybe, if we’re lucky they will do the extended versions next. If not, there’s always The Hobbit to look forward too.Posted in Concerts, Events, Howard Shore, LotR Movies, Movie Return of the King, Stage Productions
100,000 characters. Nine companions. Three masterworks. One Man to do it all.
Following his recent sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Canadian actor Charles Ross returns with his show One Man Lord Of The Rings for a full UK tour (plus a show in Dublin) in September.
Ross first took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm when he made his UK debut with One Man Star Wars Trilogy in 2006 and its success was repeated around the UK where he has toured extensively, including two West End runs and appearances at Glastonbury Festival and the huge Star Wars Celebration Europe at London’s ExCel Exhibition Centre. (more…)Posted in Events, Lord of the Rings, Stage Productions
When J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy tale “The Hobbit” was first published in 1937, it became an instant classic whose popularity compelled the author to write “The Lord of the Rings” as a sequel. And while the “Rings” trilogy is much darker than “The Hobbit,” the latter is still primarily considered a children’s work that’s been adapted for the stage, radio, audiocassette, CD, and as video and computer games. Lest you think that a convincing live performance could only be delivered by a theater with a budget sufficient to create the many and varied creatures found in “The Hobbit,” think again – because the minuscule Maverick Theater and sister company Improv Shmimprov have just opened a credible, often impressive live stage production based on Patricia Gray’s 1968 adaptation. More..Posted in Events, Stage Productions, The Hobbit