The Hobbit

SPECIAL AUDITIONS FOR “THE HOBBIT” 

Are you ready for an adventure? Do you want to stimulate your imagination? 

Are you looking for opportunities to work with theatre professionals, and others in the community, to create an imaginative production based on JRR Tolkien’s famous book?

Audition for a role in the Capitol’s upcoming production of THE HOBBIT!

THE STORY:

Hobbits are not usually interested in adventures.  Bilbo Baggins very much enjoys the comforts of home, but Bilbo’s mother was a Took – and the Tooks are well-known to be more adventurous!

The Wizard Gandalf encourages (and perhaps tricks) Bilbo into joining a group of dwarves, who are heading off to reclaim their former “Kingdom under the Mountain”.  The story is filled with a world of ancient maps and treasures.  There are encounters with friends – but the journey is not without dangers, including traveling through treacherous Mirkwood, encounters with monstrous trolls, giant evil spiders, and of course – the real villain of the book, the dragon Smaug.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY:

Artistic Director Susan Ferley invites members of the community to become involved in the fall production of The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, adapted for the stage by Kim Selody.

The production will be directed by Susan Ferley.  The Hobbit will be an intergenerational, gender-fluid production – involving boys and girls, men and women, parents and children, interested in performing on stage.

You may know the story, and be familiar with the characters who are part of the adventure.  Some of the characters are:

  • Gandalf, a wizard
  • Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit
  • Thorin Oakenshield, and his group of twelve dwarves
  • Elrond, an Elf
  • Smaug, a dragon
  • Bard, the Archer
  • Tom, Bert and William Troll, trolls
  • Old Took, Bilbo’s grandmother, and the narrator of The Hobbit
  • And… Goblins!!!

You could also be a part of the creative team, working behind the scenes, where there are lots of possibilities for a wonderful experience.  You could:

  • Make costumes
  • Help build props
  • Create scenery
  • Assist the artistic director
  • Help organize and oversee scheduling, rehearsals, and the actual performance as a stage manager
  • And more!

WHAT TO DO:

Show us your interest!  Tell us why you’re interested, what you are interested in doing as either an actor on stage or behind the scenes, and if you have some experience, tell us about that too!   You should know a lot of time is involved from August through mid-October, to prepare for the actual show before it opens, with lots of weekend and evening rehearsal and preparation.

Just fill out the form below.   We will be holding auditions in June for on-stage roles, and having meetings in June for those interested in working behind the scenes.

Rehearsals start on August 25th this year, if you wish to audition, please fill in the form below!

If you attend school, your parent or guardian’s name:

Area(s) of Interest:

On-stageBehind the ScenesMusicWardrobe/CostumesHair and MakeupPropsPaintingPhotographyVideoAssistant to the DirectorStage ManagementOther (detail below)

Past experience is NOT necessary, however, let us know if you have past performing experience or working behind the scenes:

Why are interested in becoming involved in this project?