A corollary to Rule #34 is that if it exists, there is a musical of it. We’ve been to see this one, and all the rumors are true. It’s damned funny. If you are lucky enough to live in the Los Angeles area, you should come see Fellowship!
Fellowship! is the hilarious musical parody of The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic Lord of the Rings.
In June of 2010, Fellowship! won the Award for Best Local Stage Production: Small Theatre at the 36th Annual Saturn Awards for its successful run at Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre in Burbank, CA. It was also named LA Weekly’s 2005 Musical of the Year and won Best Comedy Ensemble. (It was also nominated for Best Music Direction.) Fellowship! has been recognized by many papers in and around the LA area with such honors as Critic’s Pick, Best Bet, and Pick of the Week.
Originally performed at the historic El Portal Forum Theatre in North Hollywood, CA, Fellowship! follows all of the events from Tolkien’s epic adventure with one big difference: This time it’s funny!
~ Barefooted tap-dancing Hobbits!
~ An 80s power ballad… with rocking guitar solo by the rightful heir of Gondor!
~ The Balrog, a dark creature of shadow and flame, performing his sequin-studded cabaret number!
~ And much more!
So, fly you fools… to Fellowship!
It’s FRIDAYS WITH FRODO at 8pm & 11pm
The Cast of Fellowship!
Every Friday, April 13th-June 29th, 2012
at the Trepany House (the Steve Allen Theatre)
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Gimli/Innkeeper – Lisa Fredrickson
Legolas/Arwen – Kelly Holden-Bashar & Edi Patterson
Pippin – Lauren Pritchard & Kelly Holden-Bashar
Frodo – Cory Rouse & Brian Jones
Merry/El Rond – Ryan Smith
Bilbo/Boromir – Chris Tallman
Sam/Balrog – Peter Allen Vogt
Gandalf/Galadriel – Cedric Yarbrough
Strider – Matthew Stephen Young and Mark Gagliardi
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