Live in the LA area? Are you 5’2″ and under, or 6′ or over? Wanna audition to be in an ambitious stage version of “The Hobbit”? Well if so, the Canyon Theatre Guild in Santa Clarita, CA (Valencia/Newhall, near Six Flags Magic Mountain) just north of Los Angeles will be holding auditions Monday Aug. 4 at 8pm for children under age 16, and Tuesday Aug. 5 at 7pm for adults age 16 and up at the theatre. About 20 the stock characters are needed: Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, dwarves, elves (long hair, thin – think of the movies), and Gollum. There will even be a giant Smaug dragon at the end!

If you can contribute to costumes or props it would be greatly appreciated. This stageplay will be directed by Jymn Magon, who used to work for Disney and he even produced the old record LP of the Rankin/Bass TV version “The Hobbit” in the late 1970’s.

The show will open Sat. Oct. 4 for 4 weekend runs. Any questions or need directions, call (661) 296-0199 or visit >

Come out and try to be a part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic children’s fantasy!