THE LORD OF THE RINGS
YOUTH THEATRE, DOWNTOWN PHOENIX
OPENS FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
(Phoenix) Ė Valley Youth Theatre presents
The Hobbit, weekends from Friday, March 19th through Sunday,
April 4th at VYTís theatre in downtown Phoenix, 525 N. First St.
(southeast corner of First and Fillmore Streets). Valley Youth Theatre is an
award-winning professional theatre company for audiences of all ages. This
production of The Hobbit is a dramatized version of the book by J.R.R.
Tolkien, author of the Lord of the Rings books which are now a popular
movie trilogy by Director Peter Jackson.
Before Frodoís famous journey to destroy the
Ring, Bilbo Baggins lived his own adventure with the legendary wizard Gandalf.
Based on Tolkienís story, Bilbo battles evil and danger in this prequel to the
popular ďLord of the RingsĒ movies. J.R.R. Tolkienís The Hobbit
dramatized by Patricia Gray. This dramatization of The Hobbit is
authorized by Professor J.R.R. Tolkien and produced by arrangement with The
Dramatic Publishing Company.
Directed by Jessica
Graeber, VYTís Director of Education & Outreach, The
Hobbit runs March
19 through April
2010 at Valley Youth Theatre. Performance
times are: Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays
at 12:00 p.m.
and 3:00 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30pm and 4:00pm Tickets are $18 per person,
adults and children, and can be ordered through Valley Youth Theatreís box
office at 602-253-8188. For more information
about Valley Youth Theatre visit us online at www.vyt.com.
Valley Youth Theatre
Named by the Arizona
Republic as The Best Place to Become a Future Star, Valley Youth Theatre is a
world-class, nationally recognized non-profit organization that targets young
people age 7 Ė 19 for participation in and attendance at quality live theatre
productions. VYTís mission is to inspire young people to be the best that they
can be by providing them with lifelong lessons through a wide range of
performing arts opportunities. VYT is an award-winning theatre company whose
Alum include American Idol, Jordin Sparks and Broadway Star, Max Crumm, Movie
Star, Emma Stone and the Disney Channelís Chelsea Staub. Valley Youth Theatre
is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the
State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts. Partial funding also
is provided by the Phoenix Arts Commission through appropriations from the
Phoenix City Council. Valley Youth Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications
Group, the national organization for the American Theatre. For more information,