By Edward Mast
Based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien
Directed by Jason Breaux
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Jolly
Rehearsals run August 8 – September 16
Performances run September 17 – 26, 2021 in our Studio Theatre
Auditions will be held LIVE on Saturday, July 31st, beginning at 1 pm in our Studio Theatre. They will go no later than 5 pm. Please sign up for an audition using the Google Docs link below. Auditions will consist of prepared readings from the script. Auditions sides & the script will be sent to you after you sign up for an audition, beginning on Friday, July 16, 2021.*
*PLEASE FILL OUT AN AUDITION FORM – the link is provided below. You will only receive sides if you fill out an audition form.
IF NECESSARY, Callbacks will be held LIVE at Theatre Baton Rouge on Sunday, August 1st at 5 pm in our Studio Theatre. Callbacks will consist of readings from the script.
ABOUT THE SHOW
This one-hour version of Tolkien's classic novel, designed for small theaters or large, is a suspenseful, fast-moving journey through the sometimes dark, sometimes charming, always compelling world of Middle Earth. Bilbo Baggins is a comfortably well-off hobbit with a love for rousing adventure stories. Real adventures, however, are definitely not his cup of tea. So when Gandalf the wizard knocks at Bilbo's door, bringing with him Thorin Oakenshield, 11 ragged looking dwarfs, and a contract for an adventure to recover the lost treasure of Lonely Mountain, Bilbo could not be less interested—at first. But Bilbo's love of a good story gets the better of him, and before he knows it, he is off on a perilous quest over mountain and under hill through caves and forest and slimy dark places.
Rehearsals begin August 8th. Performances will be Sept. 17 – 26, 2021 in our Studio Theatre.
*All ethnicities and genders may be considered for any role. The only physical trait that may be taken into consideration for some roles will be your height.*
Bilbo Baggins: A Hobbit, recruited to help the dwarves reclaim a lost treasure. He is often torn between his want for adventure and his love of the comforts of home.
Gandalf: A wizard, teacher, and mentor who directs the dwarves' expedition to the Lonely Mountain. Ancient and wise, he brings our party together and sets them on their way.
Thorin Oakenshield: Leader of the Dwarves and heir to the treasure and the throne that lies within the Lonely Mountain. Heavily burdened, he is more serious than his travel companions.
Balin, Dwalin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, Ori, Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin : The 12 Dwarves travelling with Thorin on his quest to return home. A merry but formidable bunch as comedic as they are brave.
Gollum: The slimy nocturnal creature that lives in the Misty Mountains. His time alone has driven him mad, and he is obsessed with a peculiar piece of jewelry.
Maxwell: Village Chief of Laketown, a city in the country of Dale that lies at the foot of the Lonely Mountain.
Bard: Head of the Archers in Laketown. Unhappy with the dwarves possibly waking the dragon that sleeps in the mountain.
Smaug: A Dragon. The Usurper of the dwarves home, and not willing to give up his treasure easily.
Goblin King: The king of the goblins who springs a trap on our group.
Doof and Dork: Two talkative Goblins Bilbo has to sneak by
Ensemble: Several Goblins, Several Humans
We hope to see you at auditions! Please contact Managing Artistic Director Jenny Ballard at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns.
Directed by Lily McGill
Stage Managed by Kayla Basco
Miss Scarlet................Marion Bienvenu Mayfield
Mrs. Peacock...............Kaitlyn Stockwell
Mrs. White...................Jenny Ballard
Colonel Mustard..........Bill Corcoran
Professor Plum............Brandon Smith
Mr. Green......................Ren Price
Female Ensemble........Carole Moore
Male Ensemble.............Kenneth Mayfield