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JUL 19 - SEP 1, 2024

Based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien
Book and Lyrics by Shaun McKenna
and Matthew Warchus
Music by A.R. Rahman, Värttinä, and Christopher Nightingale
Directed by Paul Hart

The Yard

The Lord of the Rings

A Musical Tale

Based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien
Book and Lyrics by Shaun McKenna
and Matthew Warchus
Music by A.R. Rahman, Värttinä, and Christopher Nightingale
Directed by Paul Hart

The Yard

Suitable for all audiences
Best enjoyed by ages 8 & up

Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (with intermission)

Additional Credits
Kevin Wallace & William Bennett for Kevin Wallace Productions, Middle‑earth Enterprises, GWB Entertainment, Tim McFarlane, People Entertainment Group, The Watermill Theatre

Written and produced under license from Middle‑earth Enterprises, LLC (MEE).

The Lord of the Rings logo, The Lord of the Rings and the names of characters, events, items and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of MEE and are used under license.

All rights reserved. ©2024 Kevin Wallace Limited and Middle‑earth Enterprises.

Associate Production Sponsor
Ruth D. and Ken M. Davee New Work and Education Outreach Fund

Journey to the magical realms of Middle-earth as J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy of books are brought to the stage in a US premiere musical.

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. This theatrical event celebrates the magical world of Middle-earth, making for an unforgettable experience for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

“Sharing the Watermill’s wonderful expression of The Lord of the Rings on stage with audiences across the globe beginning this summer in Chicago, with the US premiere of Paul Hart’s and Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s collaborative re-imagining, is a dream come true for all of us at Middle-earth Enterprises,” says Fredrica Drotos, of Middle-earth Enterprises.


Additional Credits
Kevin Wallace & William Bennett for Kevin Wallace Productions, Middle‑earth Enterprises, GWB Entertainment, Tim McFarlane, People Entertainment Group, The Watermill Theatre

Written and produced under license from Middle‑earth Enterprises, LLC (MEE).

The Lord of the Rings logo, The Lord of the Rings and the names of characters, events, items and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of MEE and are used under license.

All rights reserved. ©2024 Kevin Wallace Limited and Middle‑earth Enterprises.

Associate Production Sponsor
Ruth D. and Ken M. Davee New Work and Education Outreach Fund

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Open Captioning

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ASL Interpretation

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Audio Description

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Suitable for all audiences
Best enjoyed by ages 8 & up

Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (with intermission)

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Multiple Performances
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Open Captioning

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ASL Interpretation

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Audio Description

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Open Captioning

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ASL Interpretation

FRI, AUG 23

Audio Description

SUN, AUG 25

Artists

Justin Albinder Headshot

Justin Albinder

Legolas

Tom Amandes Headshot

Tom Amandes

Gandalf

Tony Bozzuto Headshot

Tony Bozzuto

Gollum

Eileen Doan Headshot

Eileen Doan

Merry

Joey Faggion Headshot

Joey Faggion

Ensemble

Rick Hall Headshot

Rick Hall

Bilbo Baggins

Suzanne Hannau Headshot

Suzanne Hannau

Rosie Cotton

Mia Hilt Headshot

Mia Hilt

Ensemble

Will James, Jr. Headshot

Will James, Jr.

Strider / Aragorn

Michael Kurowski Headshot

Michael Kurowski

Samwise Gamgee

Ben Mathew Headshot

Ben Mathew

Pippin

Spencer Davis Milford Headshot

Spencer Davis Milford

Frodo Baggins

Jarais Musgrove Headshot

Jarais Musgrove

Ensemble

Hannah Novak Headshot

Hannah Novak

Ensemble

Adam Qutaishat Headshot

Adam Qutaishat

Ensemble

Laura Savage Headshot

Laura Savage

Ensemble

Bernadette Santos Schwegel Headshot

Bernadette Santos Schwegel

Ensemble

Alina Jenine Taber Headshot

Alina Jenine Taber

Arwen

Arik Vega Headshot

Arik Vega

Ensemble

Matthew C. Yee Headshot

Matthew C. Yee

Boromir

Lauren Zakrin Headshot

Lauren Zakrin

Galadriel

Carter Rose Sherman Headshot

Carter Rose Sherman

Understudy

Justin Albinder Headshot

Justin Albinder

Legolas

Tom Amandes Headshot

Tom Amandes

Gandalf

Tony Bozzuto Headshot

Tony Bozzuto

Gollum

Eileen Doan Headshot

Eileen Doan

Merry

Joey Faggion Headshot

Joey Faggion

Ensemble

Rick Hall Headshot

Rick Hall

Bilbo Baggins

Suzanne Hannau Headshot

Suzanne Hannau

Rosie Cotton

Mia Hilt Headshot

Mia Hilt

Ensemble

Will James, Jr. Headshot

Will James, Jr.

Strider / Aragorn

Michael Kurowski Headshot

Michael Kurowski

Samwise Gamgee

Ben Mathew Headshot

Ben Mathew

Pippin

Spencer Davis Milford Headshot

Spencer Davis Milford

Frodo Baggins

Jarais Musgrove Headshot

Jarais Musgrove

Ensemble

Hannah Novak Headshot

Hannah Novak

Ensemble

Adam Qutaishat Headshot

Adam Qutaishat

Ensemble

Laura Savage Headshot

Laura Savage

Ensemble

Bernadette Santos Schwegel Headshot

Bernadette Santos Schwegel

Ensemble

Alina Jenine Taber Headshot

Alina Jenine Taber

Arwen

Arik Vega Headshot

Arik Vega

Ensemble

Matthew C. Yee Headshot

Matthew C. Yee

Boromir

Lauren Zakrin Headshot

Lauren Zakrin

Galadriel

Carter Rose Sherman Headshot

Carter Rose Sherman

Understudy

Shaun McKenna & Matthew Warchus

Book & Lyrics

A.R. Rahman, Värttinä & Christopher Nightingale

Music

Christopher Nightingale, A.R. Rahman & Värttinä

Original Orchestrations

Paul Hart

Director

Simon Kenny

Production Designer

Anjali Mehra

Choreographer & Movement Director

Mark Aspinall

Music Supervisor & Orchestrations

Michael McBride

Music Director & Music Programming

Rory Beaton

Lighting Designer

Adam Fisher

Original Sound Designer

George Reeve

Projection Designer

Charlie Tymms

Puppet Designer

Rachel Flesher

Chicago Fight Director & Intimacy Director

Lindsey Noel Whiting

Chicago Puppetry Director

Christa Harris

Associate Director

Iain Syme

Associate Projection Designer

Dani McCallum

Original Fight Director

Ashleigh Cheadle

Original Puppetry Director

David Castellanos

Production Stage Manager

Tuesday Thacker

Production Assistant

Michael McBride

Music Director & Music Programming

Rory Beaton

Lighting Designer

Adam Fisher

Original Sound Designer

George Reeve

Projection Designer

Charlie Tymms

Puppet Designer

Rachel Flesher

Chicago Fight Director & Intimacy Director

Lindsey Noel Whiting

Chicago Puppetry Director

Christa Harris

Associate Director

Iain Syme

Associate Projection Designer

Dani McCallum

Original Fight Director

Ashleigh Cheadle

Original Puppetry Director

David Castellanos

Production Stage Manager

Tuesday Thacker

Production Assistant