Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents THE LORD OF THE RINGS — Preview

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater THE LORD OF THE RINGS
Photo by Pamela Raith Photography.


July 19–September 1, 2024


Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611



For more information and tickets visit the Chicago Shakespeare Theater website.

A spokesperson describes the event as follows:

"...As the Hobbits celebrate Bilbo Baggins’ eleventy-first birthday in the Shire, he gifts his nephew Frodo his most precious belonging—a gold ring. This fateful moment launches Frodo on a legendary and perilous quest across Middle-earth to the darkest realms of Mordor, to vanquish evil with his loyal Fellowship. The folk-inspired score is performed live by the company onstage, weaving together original music with storytelling. The US Premiere run this summer coincides with the 70th anniversary of the publication of The Fellowship of the Ring, the first book in The Lord of the Rings trilogy which debuted July 29, 1954..."


Justin Albinder, Tom Amandes, Tony Bozzuto, Eileen Doan, Joey Faggion, Rick Hall, Suzanne Hannau, Mia Hilt, Will James, Jr., Michael Kurowski, Ben Mathew, Ian Maryfield, Spencer Davis Milford, Jarais Musgrove, Hannah Novak, Jeff Parker, Adam Qutaishat, Bernadette Santos Schwegel, Laura Savage, Carter Rose Sherman, Alina Jenine Taber, Arik Vega, Matthew C. Yee, and Lauren Zakrin.


Production Designer Simon Kenny, Choreographer and Movement Director Anjali Mehra, Music Supervisor Mark Aspinall, Music Director and Keyboard Programmer Michael McBride, Lighting Designer Rory Beaton, Original Sound Designer Adam Fisher, Projection Designer George Reeve, Puppet Designer Charlie Tymms, Chicago Fight Director and Intimacy Director Rachel Flesher, Associate Director Christa Harris, Chicago Sound Designer Nicholas Pope, Associate Projection Designer Iain Syme, Original Fight Director Dani McCallum, Original Puppetry Designer Ashleigh Cheadle, Casting Director Bob Mason, Production Stage Manager David Castellanos, Assistant Stage Managers Michael George and Shannon Golden-Starr, and Production Assistant Tuesday Thacker.

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