What it is: In this adaptation of the beloved book, Bilbo Baggins and his motley crew of comrades set out to recapture the dwarves' treasure and slay the ferocious dragon. The cast does a wonderful job presenting a simplified version of a novel with a complicated plot.
What parents will like: The production is the handiwork of an all-youth cast and backstage crew, which I found quite impressive. The actors knew their lines well and genuinely seemed to be having a jolly good time.
Theatre Arlington is a gem of a venue, tucked into the heart of downtown. It's easy to get to, and the seats are quite comfy.
Good to know: No children under age 3 are allowed.
When: Sunday, July 3, Friday, July 8 - Sunday July 10; Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Where: Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main Street, Arlington
Cost: $10 each for children and adults; $8.00 each with press pass (limit 2) and for large groups of 10 or more
Ticket info: http://www.theatrearlington.org