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Cast Set For J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit

Cast set for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit

The Hobbit runs September 22 – October 22, 2017 at Stages Theatre Company


HOPKINS, Minn. – Stages Theatre Company (STC) is excited to open our 34th Season with The Hobbit, directed by Jeannine Coulombe.  Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the publication by J.R.R. Tolkien, and adapted by Edward Mast.

Travel with us as we magically transform our main stage into the world of Middle Earth and follow the tale of Bilbo Baggins’ unexpected journey with the legendary wizard Gandalf, Master Thorin Oakenshield and a band of ragged dwarfs. This captivating hour-long version will include stage combat, and special effects not to be missed!  Join us on the adventure into the heart of imagination!

The complete all local cast for The Hobbit is as follows:  Halima Bigirindavy (Ori), Nikolas Bragg (Bofur), Todd Bruse (Thorin Oakenshield), Treyton Caswell (Ensemble), Josiah Chock (Dori), Faith Culbertson (Ensemble), Aymara Johnson (Ensemble), Emily May (Nori), Liam McAllister (Bilbo), Isadora Nelson (Bombur), Gavin Nienaber (Balin), Alanna Nyberg (Bifur), Anna Ramsperger (Ensemble), Lucas Schutz (Gloin), Estefan Silva (Oin), Cole Spanovich (Dwalin), Brent Teclaw (Gandalf), Olivia Teeter (Ensemble), Rachel Wagner (Fili), Jack Weiby (Ensemble), Peyton Winegarden (Gollum), Annarose Woelm (Kili) and Ayah Youngmark (Ensemble).

The Creative Team:  Artistic Director – Sandy Boren-Barrett, Director – Jeannine Coulombe, Stage Manager – Rachel Lantow, Stage Management Intern – Mathilda Elrod, Costume & Make Up Designer – Samantha Fromm Haddow, Props Designer – Jim Hibbeler, Technical Director – Gretchen Katt, Fight Choreographer – Laura Mahler, Lighting Designer – Grant Merges, Sound Designer – Peter Morrow, Production Manager – Melanie Salmon-Peterson and Set Designer – Joe Stanley.

The Hobbit opens Friday, September 22nd and runs through Sunday, October 22nd.  It is recommended for ages seven and up.  Tickets are on sale now!  Visit for specific performance dates and times, or call the Box Office at (952) 979-1111, option 4, Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.  Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for seniors, ages 60+ and children, ages 5 to 17. 

Our sensory-friendly performance is Saturday, October 7th at 10:00 am.  This performance is designed for young people and their families, who are on the autism spectrum, or with other sensory sensitives.

Here at Stages Theatre Company, it is through the hearts of the young people we serve, that we find the world we are inspired to live in. We want our young people to find a world where dreams become a reality, where thinking “outside the box” is not only encouraged, but rewarded and where doing the right thing for a friend reaps the benefits of lifelong love. We want to create a world where greatness is measured by the strength in spirit and by how much you give, not by how much you get. Through the stories we bring to life we are creating a world full of goodness, understanding, make-believe and comfort.


Stages Theatre Company |

Stages Theatre Company was founded in 1984 and since then has grown to become one of the largest professional theatres for young audiences in the country. We engage young artists with themes relevant to their lives and involve them in creating magical works featuring young people in meaningful roles. Through theatrical productions, workshops, conservatory classes and other outreach programs, Stages Theatre Company annually serves more than 145,000 young people and their families.

Statement of Inclusivity: Stages Theatre Company is dedicated to creating a space where diverse opinions, courageous dialogue, and local, national, and international community engagement is not only valued, but vital to our shared artistic and educational success.  We make this pledge in hope of curating a welcome home for all. 

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