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The Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Drama Club proudly presents a stage adaptation of J.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy tale, "The Hobbit," on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The play will be performed at the state of the art Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Performing Arts Center located at 350 Lynn Fells Parkway. The show is directed by Brent Bueno with technical direction by David McCall and includes a cast and crew of over 30 students from the Middle School.
"The Hobbit" tells the story of Bilbo Baggins, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, who is asked to leave his large, roomy, and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It's the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results, not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth.
This show will warm the hearts of all who continue to enjoy this kind of magic and is appropriate for all ages.
Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for student/seniors and will be available at the door. For more information on the show, please contact Mr. Bueno at the Middle School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BILBO BAGGINS - Danny O’Neill
GANDALF - Keith Morris
DAWALIN - Zack Zysk
BALIN - Keegan Donahue
KILI - Sean Casey
FILI - Tim Brown
DORI - Justin Crowley
NORI - BredanTornnowski
ORI - Luke Smith
BILFUR - Jenny Coughlin
BOFUR - Mikayla Miller
BOMBUR - Emily DiPietro
OIN - Will Duffy
GLOIN - Simon Stringer
THORIN - Nate Shu
HOBBIT/GROCERY GIRL/ATTENDANT GOBLIN #1/ELF - Rebecca Kaplan
BERTHA/HOBBIT - Cheyanne Saucer
ESSIE/HOBBIT - Caitlin Kenney
TERRY/HOBBIT - Kayla Volcy
THE GREAT GOBLIN/ELF/HOBBIT - Bridget Bright
ATTENDANT GOBLIN #2/HOBBIT - Jessica Coviello
GOLLUM/HOBBIT/ELF - Chloe Melvile
THE ELVEN QUEEN/HOBBIT - Samantha Sweet
ELF GUARD #1/ELF #1/HOBBIT - Haylee Hills
ELF GUARD #2/ ELF #2/HOBBIT - Catherine Sweet
ELF #3/HOBBIT - Lindsey Antonine
SMAUG/HOBBIT/GOBLIN ATTENDANT #4/ELF - Colin Mackenzie
BART (TROLL)/HOBBIT/GOBLIN ATTENDANT #3/ELF - Keegan Donahue