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The Hobbit

June 9-12, 2016
by Dean Burry, based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien
Canadian Children’s Opera Company
Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West
Originally commissioned and premiered by the CCOC in 2004, this fast-paced adaptation of Tolkien’s classic novel returns to the stage with a cast of over 100 children and youth. Dean Burry’s critically-acclaimed opera is remounted in Toronto after two successful US productions.  Join Bilbo on his adventure with Gandalf (Canadian bass-baritone Giles Tomkins) and his dwarvish friends as they seek to outwit elves, goblins, wolves, and spiders alike in their quest to restore the Dwarf king Thorin Oakenshield to his throne.  Originally premiered by the CCOC in 2004, The Hobbit has gone on to several international productions.  
Suitable for all ages
Director and Choreographer: Allison Grant
Set & Costume Design: Julia Tribe
Music Direction: Teri Dunn

With bass-baritone Giles Tomkins as Gandalf/Smaug

Matinee performances for schools:
Thursday, June 9, 10AM 
Thursday, June 9, 1PM  Friday, June 10, 10PM  
For more information on ticket prices and how to book contact
Public Performances:
Friday, June 10, 7:30PM
Saturday, June 11, 2PM
Saturday, June 11, 7:30PM
Sunday, June 12, 2PM
Tickets: $33 Adult; $24 Senior; $19 Student/Child
For more information or to purchase tickets call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000
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