CTC’s ‘The Hobbit’: ‘A classic that continues to connect generations’

Published 1:30 pm Friday, May 10, 2024

Join daring dwarves, a wacky wizard, and a somewhat reluctant and humble hobbit as they begin their quest to recover ancient treasure at Westlake High Theatre, 100 Garden Drive in Westlake. Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. is the Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) presentation of “The Hobbit.”

Kerry A. Onxley directs, with special arrangements from Dramatic Publishing Company.

The grand adventure starts beyond the Misty Mountains, to dungeons deep and caverns old. Along the way Bilbo and crew encounter a series of obstacles involving goblins, spiders, trolls, elves, and the not-so-clever creature Gollum. Forced to think and act quickly, Bilbo outsmarts many of his opponents (including Smaug), displays his bravery, proves himself essential to the quest, and unites the citizens of Middle Earth as they prepare to battle greedy goblins.

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“There is no better way for young audiences to experience and appreciate the magic of the theatre than with one of the greatest tales ever told,” Onxley said. “The Hobbit is a classic story that continues to connect generations. This production will showcase colorful masks, intricate shadow work, and puppetry. I am quite proud of the dynamic, creative team of designers and actors we have brought together.

The Children’s Theatre Company is a 501 3c nonprofit organization dedicated to theatre education for children ages 5 to 18. To purchase tickets, $15 each, contact the theatre at (337) 433-7323 or visit online at www.childrenstheatre.cc .