Fellowship!, a Hobbit-Forming Musical Spoof, Begins L.A. Run June 4

News   Fellowship!, a Hobbit-Forming Musical Spoof, Begins L.A. Run June 4
 
Fellowship!, a musical parody of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy epic "The Fellowship of the Ring," plays the Falcon Theatre in Los Angeles June 4-July 12.

Presented by Dog Named Fish, the staging is directed by Joel McCrary. The book is by Kelly Holden-Bashar and McCrary, music is by Allen Simpson, and lyrics are by "everybody," according to the company.

Among the 16 original songs that poke the otherworldly characters in the eye are "Happy Birthday, Bilbo," "It's a Hobbit Thing," "The Balrog Blues" and "The Lament of the Ring."

Fellowship! won 2005 Musical of the Year and Best Comedy Ensemble at the LA Weekly Awards.

According to the troupe, "In this Broadway style musical, Tolkien fans will see all their favorite characters from the movies with one big change — they're funny. This hilarious send-up features original songs, from the over-the-top opening number with barefooted tap-dancing Hobbits, to an elf-on-human '80s power ballad with a live guitar solo performed by the rightful heir of Gondor."

Performances play Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM, Saturday and Sunday at 4 PM. For tickets and more information, call (818) 955-8101 or visit www.FalconTheatre.com.

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