Based on The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Licensed by Middle-earth Enterprises
Adapted for the Stage by Kim Selody
Based on the best-selling novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit follows Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented Hobbit who rarely leaves the comforts of home. When a powerful Wizard and a band of unruly Dwarves show up on his doorstep, Bilbo’s world is turned upside down as they whisk him away on an epic adventure to reclaim their mountain home and the treasure within it.
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|Manon Beaudoin||Old Took, Gollum, Lord Eagle, Thrush|
|Ruaridh MacDonald||Bombur, William, Bard the Master Archer|
|Evan Rein||Fíli, Tom, Spider 2, Elven King, Great Goblin|
|James Fagan Tait||Gandalf, Smaug|
|Tahirih Vejdani||Kíli, Elrond, Wood Elf Guard, Goblin|
|Megan Zong||Balin, Bert, Elf, Goblin General, Wood Elf Guard, Spider 1|
|John Dinning||Set Designer|
|Catherine Hahn||Costume and Puppet Designer|
|Louise Guinand||Lighting Designer|
|Jeremy Sauer||Sound Designer|
|Ryland Alexander||Fight Director|
|Andrew Ritchie||Assistant Director|
|Maureen Mackintosh||Design Assistant and Mask Fabricator|
|Kenilee Kehler||Stage Manager|
|Alana Friestadt||Assistant Stage Manager|
|Tori Yuzik||Apprentice Stage Manager|
Manon Beaudoin | Gollum, Old Took, Lord Eagle, Thrush
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: Charlotte’s Web (Alberta Theatre Project); Head over Heels (Caravan Farm Theatre); Queen of Hearts (Les Saints); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Caravan Farm Theatre); The Overcoat (Canadian Stage).
Circus: Volta, Futuroscope, Pan Am Games-Opening Ceremony, Michael Jackson ONE (Cirque du Soleil).
Upcoming: It will get Worse (Web Series).
Other: Creator and Designer on Cirque du Soleil shows. Manon also is one of the founders and core member of Cirque Poule, Leaky Heaven Circus. She studied at National Circus School in Montreal and Laval University. A huge thanks to Courtenay Dobbie for thinking of me and the Globe for inviting me! Hope you have a fabulous time my precious!
Joshua Beaudry | Thorin
Globe Theatre: Root, Hog, or Die.
Other Theatre: Acting: The Merry Wives Of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); The Butcher, Treasure Island, Bang, A Christmas Carol, Cope (Persephone Theatre); Dogbarked, 99% And The Dragon (Dancing Sky Theatre); Animals And Plants (Theatre Ecstasis); The Pillowman (Wilde Side Productions); Routes (Concrete Theatre); The Mighty Carlins (Nakai Theatre). Directing: The Aliens, Beyond The Cuckoo’s Nest (Persephone Theatre) The Roving Show (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); The Improv Project (The Guild Theatre); The River (Channel Theatre).
Film & Television: Interpersonalities, InSecurity, The Velvet Devil.
Upcoming: Director: Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan).
Other: Joshua has been a member of the improv company The Saskatoon Soaps since 2003.
Colin A. Doyle | Bilbo
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: Bombers! (4th Line Theatre); Death of a King (Modern Times); Monday Nights (6th Man Collective, co-creator, Theatre Centre, Dora Nomination for acting/writing/production); Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play (Outside the March); Our Town, The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Punch and Judy, Head Over Heels (Caravan Farm Theatre); Peter Pan (Manitoba Theatre for Young People); Sultans of the Street (Young People’s Theatre, Dora Award Winner Outstanding Performance & Ensemble).
Film & Television: Save Me, Man Seeking Woman, 11/22/63, Murdoch Mysteries, Flashpoint, Top Wing, FANGBONE! (ACTRA Award nomination in Voice).
Other: Special thanks to the cast and crew, Courtenay and Ruth, his parents, agents, Mr. White, his friends who knew he was a Hobbit all along and Katherine … aka the precious. www.colindoyle.ca
Ruaridh MacDonald | Bombur, William, Bard the Master Archer
Globe Theatre: By Candlelight: A Fusion Project.
Other Theatre: Portia (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); Dogbarked, Fitz Happens, Chickens, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Souris Valley Theatre); Floyd Collins, Sunday In The Park With George, Trap Door, Shrek The Musical, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Theatre Sheridan).
Other: Ruaridh is a recent graduate of Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance Program and is thrilled to return home to work at Globe Theatre, the company that inspired his passion for making theatre. When he isn’t on stage, Ruaridh plays in The Inveraray and District Pipe Band. He won the European Championships and recorded Ascension: Live at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with the band. This one’s for you, Da. @__ru__
Evan Rein | Fili, Tom, Elven King, Great Goblin, Spider #2
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: East Van Panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Theatre Replacement); Chimera, Freedom ’56, The Skin of Our Teeth, As You Like It, Zoetrope, 42nd Street (Studio 58); Spinning You Home (Vancouver Fringe).
Film & Television: Heartland (CBC); Valley of the Boom (STX/National Geographic); Blue Hour (Muskrat Pass Productions).
Other: Evan is also a sound designer and drama instructor, and is the Artistic Director at Starlight Youth Theatre, an after-school theatre arts education program in Vancouver. Evan is a graduate of Studio 58. evanrein.com
James Fagan Tait | Gandalf, Smaug
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: Actor, Director and Playwright in Vancouver at The Arts Club, Bard on The Beach, Playhouse, Electric Company, Boca Del Lupo, Neword, The Belfry (Victoria, BC), and The Caravan Theatre (Armstrong, BC).
Other: Two Jessie Awards (Vancouver, BC); one for writing Devil Box Cabaret, and directing Crime and Punishment. His new play, The Explanation, premiered at Cultch in Vancouver last spring. James is thrilled to be working with Courtenay again and this beautiful company.
Tahirih Vejdani | Kili, Elrond, Wood Elf Guard, Goblin
Globe Theatre: Shrek The Musical; Honk! A Musical Tale of the Ugly Ducking
Other Theatre: HMS Pinafore, Treasure Island, The Pirates of Penzance, Elektra (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Portia’s Julius Caesar (Shakespeare in the Ruff); Taming of the Shrew (Driftwood Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Tarragon Theatre); Paradise Lost (Summerworks Festival); The Men in White (Factory Theatre).
Film & Television: A Nutcracker Christmas, InSecurity, RenegadePress.com. Voice: Val in Runbow (13AM Games/Nintendo)
Other: Tahirih graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Regina with a double major in Vocal Performance and Music History. Many thanks to Courtenay and Globe Theatre for bringing me back home. Lots of love to my family and friends, and especially to my dear husband Alberto. Follow me on Instagram: @tahirihv
Megan Zong | Balin, Bert, Elf, Goblin General, Wood Elf Guard, Spider #1
Globe Theatre: Mamma Mia!
Other Theatre: Queen Seraphina and the Land of Vertebraat (Sum Theatre); Pride and Prejudice (Persephone Theatre); Short Cuts Festival (Hardly Art Theatre); Earth Diver (Sum Theatre); Cabaret, The Illusion, Brontë, Les Belles Soeurs (Greystone Theatre).
Upcoming: Boeing Boeing (Persephone Theatre); Theatre in the Park 2019 (Sum Theatre); The Penelopiad (Ferre Play Theatre).
Other: Megan graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with her BFA Honours in Acting. She is so excited and grateful to be acting on the Globe Theatre stage again! Huge thanks to Courtenay, Ruth, and the entire Globe team for making this magical show happen! Join us for an adventure unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Enjoy the show!
Courtenay Dobbie | Director
Globe Theatre: Sleeping Beauty, Shout Sister.
Other Theatre: Courtenay has performed, directed, choreographed or created for many theatre companies in Canada such as Green Thumb Theatre, Theatre Melee (of which she is co-founder), Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver Playhouse, Belfry Theatre, Axis Theatre, Neworld Theatre, Bard on the Beach, Touchstone Theatre, Persephone Theatre, Carousel Theatre, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Electric Company Theatre, Studio 58, and UBC.
Other: Courtenay teaches acting at Studio 58 and is a graduate of the acting programs of Mount Royal College (Calgary) and Studio 58 (Vancouver). She has her M.F.A in Directing from the University of British Columbia.
John C. Dinning | Set Designer
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: Prom Queen, Marjorie Prime (The Segal Centre); Once (Neptune Theatre); One Man Two Guvnors (Theatre Calgary); Mambo Italiano (Centaur Theatre); For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again (Centaur Theatre & National Tour).
Upcoming: Noises Off (Neptune Theatre); Sleuth (Mayfield Dinner Theatre); Peter Pan (Wild Rice Theatre).
Other: John has been a scenic artist for 40 years, designing for 38 years, has had over 50 World Premieres, and received many award nominations (recently; the Meta Awards - Montreal). John is a graduate of The National Theatre School, and a long-standing member of A.D.C. & A.P.A.S.Q.
Catherine Hahn | Costume and Puppet Designer
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: Gracie (Belfry and Alberta Theatre Projects); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Alberta Theatre Projects); Whether the Weather (Theatre Columbus).
Other: Catherine is a member of A.D.C. and has designed sets, costumes, masks, and pageants for theatre, dance, film, television, multi-media, international expos, commercials and art galleries, for over 40 years. She has garnered several Dora, Jessie and Gemini nominations for her work. Her long association with the Caravan Farm Theatre helped develop and hone their celebrated populist spectacle style; outdoor theatre and events have become her stock in trade with companies across the continent and abroad. She is currently returning to her jeweller’s bench to produce a series of theatrical medals.
Louise Guinand | Lighting Designer
Globe Theatre: Twenty shows, including: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, The Last Wife, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Drowning Girls, Peter Pan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Other Theatre: Louise has created lighting designs for over five hundred shows. Some recent credits include Julius Caesar, An Ideal Husband (Stratford Festival); Stage Kiss (Shaw Festival); Once (Citadel Theatre); The Monument (Factory Theatre).
Other: Louise is a graduate of Queen’s University and the National Theatre School and a recipient of the Dora Award for Aspects of Love.
Jeremy Sauer | Sound Designer and Composer
Globe Theatre: Composer, Sound Designer, Musician, and/or Arranger for: Main Stage: Mamma Mia!, Shrek The Musical, Us, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Bittergirl – The Musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Key Change, The Last Wife, Romeo and Juliet, The Snow Queen, Salt-Water Moon, Becky’s New Car, Sleeping Beauty, The Wizard of Oz, Jake and the Kid, A Doll’s House, The Alice Nocturne, Doubt, a Parable, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, Death and the Maiden, Mesa; Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: A Soldier’s War, A Thirst Undone, Hot Little Hands, Fusion III, Dot and Mae: Delusions of Grandeur, Marg Szkaluba - Pissy’s Wife.
Other: Jeremy is a pianist and composer, who spends much of his time playing and writing music with his good friend Belle Plaine.
Ryland Alexander | Fight Director
Globe Theatre: Around the World in 80 Days, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The Last Wife, Peter and the Starcatcher, Romeo and Juliet, The Snow Queen, Sleeping Beauty.
Other Theatre: Fight Director: August: Osage County (Citadel Theatre); Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part I, Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare in the Park); Director: Kafka’s Monkey (The Golden Apple Theatre); Monster (The Greenwich Playhouse); RENT: Highschool Edition (Teens at the Turn Festival); Baby Britain (Working Titles Festival); Actor: As You Like It, Julius Caesar, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Billy Bishop Goes to War (The Golden Apple Theatre).
Film & Television: Supergrid, The Adventure Club, Chokeslam, Big Muddy, Wolfcop, Step Dogs, Stranded, 13 Eerie, Hemorrhage, Blood in the Water, The Englishman’s Boy, Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story.
Andrew Ritchie | Assistant Director
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: Director: Shakespeare’s Will, Much Ado About Nothing, The Falstaff Project (Thou Art Here Theatre); Everyone We Know Will Be There (Tiny Bear Jaws); Still, Still, Still (You Are Here Theatre); Encounters (Citadel Theatre); No One Showed Up for the Anarchist Rally (Theatre Network). Actor: Assist Ed (Theatre Passe Muraille).
Upcoming: Director: Mr. Burns: a post-electric play (Blarney Productions).
Other: Andrew is the Globe Theatre School Director and Sandbox Series Coordinator. He is Artistic Director of multiple independent theatre companies including Thou Art Here Theatre & You Are Here Theatre. www.andrewritchie.net
Maureen Mackintosh | Design Assistant and Mask Fabricator
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: Head of Props for Pacific Opera Victoria for 27 years, Caravan Stage Company.
Film & Television: Take off, Tiga Talk (APTN).
Other: Fabricated for 12 Days of Christmas for Butchart Gardens Victoria.
Kenilee Kehler | Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Over 25 productions, including: Mamma Mia!, Shrek The Musical, Us, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Bittergirl – The Musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Salt Baby (2017, 2015), Peter and the Starcatcher, Million Dollar Quartet, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline (2016, 2012), Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, The Snow Queen, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Other Theatre: Othello, Mary Stuart (Stratford Festival); seven productions with Dancing Sky Theatre including Popcorn Elder, The Lucky Ones, Operation Big Rock; fi ve productions with Souris Valley Theatre including The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Upcoming: Gracie, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Globe Theatre).
Other: Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Education, both from the University of Regina. Love to Jamie, Elizabeth, mom, dad, and Adam.
Alana Freistadt | Assistant Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Shrek The Musical, Us, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Peter and the Starcatcher, G-Ram, The Secret Mask, The Hound of the Baskervilles, All Shook Up, Gunmetal Blues.
Other Theatre: Every Brilliant Thing (Burnt Thicket Theatre); Home is a Beautiful Word (Persephone Theatre in association with Sum Theatre and the Broadway Theatre); Art, The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh (Persephone Theatre); Candide (Talk is Free Theatre); Earth Diver (Sum Theatre); The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz (Station Arts Centre); A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Monty Python’s Spamalot, Mama’s Country Record Collection (Stephenville Theatre Festival); Killer Business – The Musical (Torrent Productions).
Upcoming: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Globe Theatre).
Other: For Grandma Bernice and Grandpa Arnie.
Tori Yuzik | Apprentice Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Hip Hop Hoop Dance.
Other Theatre: Stage Manager and Lighting Designer: Making Treaty 4 (First Nations University of Canada), Pirate Heart, Homecoming Dogbarked, Fitz Happens, Volstead Blues, Chickens (Souris Valley Theatre), Attempts on her Life (University of Regina); Stage Manager: Carmen Angel (Curtain Razors), Bad Blood (Curtain Razors with University of Regina); Lighting Designer: 9 to 5, The Addams Family Musical (Regina Lyric Musical Theatre); Spring’s Awakening (University of Regina).
Upcoming: Making Treaty 4 (Globe Theatre).
Other: Tori recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design and Stage Management from the University of Regina, and she also holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina.