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April 28, 2008
Dragon Sighted at Performing Arts Center
Goblins, trolls, dwarves and an ancient red dragon descend upon the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons as the COC Theatre Department presents the timeless fantasy-adventure The Hobbit, from Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4.
“Its a fantasy spectacle with a huge cast, puppeteers, and a very large dragon,” said COC adjunct professor and director Randee Trabitz.
Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, a prequel to the immensely popular Lord of the Rings trilogy, tells the tale of the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he teams up with a band of dwarves and the powerful wizard Gandalf on a journey to the Lonely Mountain in search of lost treasure.
Trabitz is adding her own twists and surprises into the story, including just where Middle-Earth is located.
“We’re staying true to the values and ideas of the story,” said Trabitz. “Its still about how the smallest of any of us can always be a hero.”
The Hobbit starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1 through Saturday, May 3, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children under 12. Giant fire-breathing dragons are, as always, admitted free. For more information or to purchase tickets call the box office at 661-362-5304 or visit the Performing Arts Center website at www.canyonsPAC.com.