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Fridays with Frodo! The Fellowship Returns

The headline on their website reads: WE’RE BACK!!!  And with that, LA’s Tolkien fandom has a very good reason to smile again. It is safe to say that “Fellowship! The Musical” is a beloved part of local LOTR fan’s experiences after the films came out, and any chance to see it again is a reason to rejoice. So, it is with extreme pleasure that we announce the return of Fellowship to the local theater scene.

Performances will begin in April on Friday the 13th, and commence every Friday evening through June 29. Yes, you read that right, these performances will only be on Fridays. On the plus side, there will be two performances each Friday, at 8pm and again at 11pm. The show will run at the Trepany House at The Steve Allen Theatre at 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 

For Tickets and further details, please visit their website at the Fellowship website

Posted in Events, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies, Meet Ups, Miscellaneous, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Stage Productions

TORn Exclusive: Save $50 on One Man Lord of the Rings in NYC!

Attention New York, and surrounding area, Ringers! The very impressive and wildly popular ‘One Man Lord of the Rings’ show is coming to the Midtown Theater in New York City, and we’ve got an exclusive discount available to visitors. Regular tickets sell for $79, but we are excited to offer you a chance to pick up tickets for only $30! ‘One Man Lord of the Rings,’ performed by Charlie Ross, will be at the Midtown Theater February 17 (7pm), 18(2pm, 8pm) and 19th (2pm, 8pm). We suggest you place your order asap, as all shows are expected to be very popular. Use coupon code 1RNG at checkout to secure your discount. [Order Tickets] (Want to know more about the show, check out the official website.

Posted in Events, Fans, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies, Other Events, Stage Productions, Announcements, Community, Tolkien

Hobbit in 5 – Hall of Fire Chats, LOTR In Concert, Ori Character Study

On this episode of Hobbit in 5, we talk about the next Hall of Fire chat, LOTRO expansion pack, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North at E3, Badali Jewelry sale, and invite you to test your trivia knowledge on The Lord of the Rings Facebook page! We are also happy to announce The Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring. We take a look at Ori in our character study this week.

Thanks to our executive producers: Pete Ritzer, Bonita Marques, Trevor Ashman, Eric Webster, and Mark Bednarowski.

Hobbit in 5 websiteRebekah has her own Facebook page now! Go check it out and “like” her!Go like on Facebook as well!Badali Jewelry

The Lord of the Rings In ConcertGame footage featured on Machinima

Posted in Adam Brown, Characters, Concerts, Events, Film Screenings, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Stage Productions, The Hobbit, Community, TORN TV

The Hobbit – Hope Players

The Hope Players production of The Hobbit adapted for the stage by Glyn Robbins, opens at the ADC Theatre on the 20th of April 2011.

While relaxing in his garden, Bilbo Baggins is surprised by the wizard, Gandalf the Grey. Gandalf informs Bilbo he is seeking an adventurer to join him on a quest. Though initially interested, Bilbo decides against such a worrisome journey. The following afternoon Gandalf arrives at Bilbo’s doorstep accompanied by thirteen insatiable, raucous Dwarves. After trying to entertain the unexpected party, Bilbo reluctantly joins the thirteen Dwarves on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain: an ancient Dwarven establishment that had been taken over by a terrible fire-drake named Smaug. (more…)

Posted in Events, Hobbit Book, Stage Productions, The Hobbit

Introducing the Events Calendar

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 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, Announcements, Community, Tolkien, Tolkien Reading Day

Kennedy Center Season to Feature Pal Joey with Blanchett & Weaving

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

Variety: McKellen to play Chichester

Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) will take time off from The Hobbit this summer to star in ‘The Syndicate’ a the Chichester Festival Theater:

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

Live in Oz? Want to See One Man LOTR?

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.

Posted in Events, Lord of the Rings, Stage Productions

Houston Ringers – Take the kids to The Hobbit!

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

Fellowship: The Musical Wins Citation

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.

Posted in Events, Stage Productions

FOTR Score Performed Live in Finland

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 for more info.

Posted in Concerts, Events, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Stage Productions

One Man LOTR & Star Wars at Intrepid Theatre in BC

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