Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fellowship! the musical parody of "The Fellowship of the Ring"


The award-winning musical parody of The Fellowship of the Ring hits the Manhattan stage as part of the New York Musical Festival.

Six performances only - starting Oct. 7th and ending Oct. 17th.

Thursday, Oct 7th, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Friday, Oct 8th, 2010 at 10:30 pm
Sunday, Oct 10th, 2010 at 9:00 pm
Wednesday, Oct 13th, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 16th, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, Oct 17th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

There are two ways to GET TICKETS:

1) Get tickets now by purchasing a membership to the festival.

2) Buy tickets when they go on sale to the public on Sept. 1st.

Get your tickets before they're gone!!

Now your quest is to forward this to all of Middle Earth (especially anyone you know on the East Coast) and help the world discover just how hilarious one little hobbit's adventure can be!

The Full Cast of Fellowship!

(Front Row) Edi Patterson, Ryan Smith,

(Middle Row) Peter Allen Vogt, Cory Rouse,

Steve Purnick, Lisa Fredrickson,

(Back Row) Kelly Holden-Bashar, Brian D. Bradley,

Matthew Stephen Young.

PHOTO CREDIT: Blake Gardner, 2005
In 2004, Kelly Holden-Bashar and Joel McCrary had the crazy idea to attempt the impossible: Make a parody musical of The Lord of the Rings... or more precisely, of Tolkien's first book, The Fellowship of the Ring.

After several drafts of the book, Kelly and Joel brought in composer Allen Simpson to start work on the songs, and they soon realized that the impossible might actually be within their grasp. They assembled the cast from some of the funniest and most talented actors and improvisers in Los Angeles. The original cast was also instrumental in helping to develop the book and all of the songs.

Six years later, after numerous awards and sold-out runs at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, The Met in Hollywood, The Lyceum Theatre in San Diego and most recently, 2009's hugely successful run at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre in Burbank, Fellowship! is still going strong!

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