The Zoot Theatre Company, Dayton’s only professional puppetry and mask company will produce J.R.R. Tolkein’s classic tale of THE HOBBIT in the Dayton Art Institute’s NCR Renaissance Auditorium, Zoot’s new home. THE HOBBIT opens on Friday, September 28. Join Zoot Theatre in Middle Earth, as we tell the tale of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who is much like the rest of us: he would rather sit at home and avoid any kind of adventures. When the wizard Gandalf and his company of 13 dwarves make a surprise visit, Bilbo is dragged unwittingly into an adventure that includes goblin dodging, battles and dragon slaying. This is J. R. R. Tolkien’s masterpiece brought to life as only Zoot can do! THE HOBBIT will feature more than 25 life-size puppets and 11 live actors. It is being directed by resident artist, J. Gary Thompson and Zoot’s Artistic Director, D. Tristan Cupp. Known for its creative and imaginative puppets and masks used in each show, Zoot fulfills its Mission by blending the visual and performing arts into a single medium. Dozens of local artists have been working day and night under the guidance of Zoot’s Artistic Director to bring the hobbit, dwarves, goblins, Gandalf the wizard, and the dragon to life as stunning, life-sized puppets that are sure to amaze people of all ages.
THE HOBBIT opens on Friday, September 28 and runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Sunday, October 14. Show times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. All performances are held at the Dayton Art Institute’s NCR Renaissance Auditorium.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.zoottheatrecompany.org and over the phone by calling 937.223.5277. Both single performance tickets and subscriptions are available. Groups of 10 or more can receive a special discount by calling 937.512.0140. Tickets prices for THE HOBBIT and the 2012-13 Zoot MainStage Season are: $18.00 for adults; $15.00 for seniors; $15.00 for students with a valid ID; and $12.00 for children 12 and under.
For more information, please visit www.zoottheatrecompany.org or call the Zoot Offices at 937.512.0140.
Dayton Most Metro Ticket Contest
We have THREE PAIRS OF TICKETS to give away to see The Hobbit by The Zoot Theatre Company – simply fill out the form below and then leave a comment saying that YOU want to win tickets to see Zoot Theatre’s “The Hobbit” from Dayton Most Metro. We’ll draw a random winner on Wednesday 9/26/2012 after 4pm – GOOD LUCK!
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