click to enlargeAnd here's what Gallery 7 has to say about their current show...
The Hobbit, which opened on our new stage at the MEI Secondary School Auditorium this past weekend, is a great opportunity for you to introduce your kids to the magic and power of theatre and to experience an epic adventure story based on one of the great books of English literature. Recommended for kids ages 6 and up (some scenes may frighten very young children), The Hobbit is about an amazing journey filled with thrills and chills the entire family can enjoy. More importantly, there are some great universal themes that you can talk over with your kids after the show including the value of courage & loyalty, the effects of greed on the individual and a society and the importance of pursuing our goals despite the many obstacles that stand in our way.
The story of The Hobbit goes like this: Compelled to leave the comfortable surroundings of the Shire, Bilbo Baggins embarks on an epic adventure through Middle Earth in search of a golden treasure guarded by an evil dragon. Audiences will meet all sorts of colorful and sometimes treacherous characters in this retelling of a classic tale of courage and discovery.
The production features many colorful costumes, an original music score, a compelling lighting design and a simple yet effective set that transforms into the many locales of Middle Earth. Eleven energetic cast members play over twenty characters making this a production a unique and imaginative theatrical experience.