Rants, raves, reviews and resources for Dallas-Fort Worth parents

Review: 'Hobbit' gets a kid-friendly makeover

07/03/2011 9:42 AM

07/08/2011 3:09 PM

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 kids will like:  My daughter sat with rapt attention throughout the entire performance and was delighted by the cast of elves, dwarves and trolls. Even eerie creatures such as Gollum and the dragon are given a kid-friendly makeover and portrayed as life-sized puppets.     

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:  









Entertainment Videos

Join the Discussion

Fort Worth Star-Telegram is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQ | Terms of Service