The Lord of the Rings is the most prominent of several theatre adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic high fantasy novel of the same name, with music by A. R. Rahman, Christopher Nightingale and the band Värttinä, and book and lyrics by Matthew Warchus and Shaun McKenna.
Fellowship! is a musical parody stage play based on The Fellowship of the Ring (the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings) and Peter Jackson’s 2001 film adaptation of it. The play follows the major events of Tolkien’s story. It re-imagines Bilbo Baggins as an aged Jewish comedian, the Balrog as a sleep-deprived diva, the battle on Weathertop as a West Side Story-style gang fight, and Rivendell as a Scientologist stronghold.
We’ll be playing the entire album soundtrack from the BBC audio drama of The Lord of the Rings Concert by composer Stephen Oliver.
A dramatized reading of everyone’s favorite tale. In 1974, Nicol Williamson recorded an abridged reading of The Hobbit for Argo Records, authorization for the abridgement having been provided by Tolkien’s publisher. The recording was produced by Harley Usill.
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is part of a 1992 radio series of Tales from the Perilous Realm, written by J.R.R. Tolkien and adapted by Brian Sibley, produced by John Taylor and originally aired on BBC Radio
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Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM PST Sundays at 2PM & 8PM PST Duration: 109 minutes This is the complete debut album by Jeff Wayne, retelling the story of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, released in the UK in June 1978. A concept album, its […]
The Tombs of Atuan Saturdays at 1PM & 7PM PST Sundays at 1PM & 7PM PST Duration: 47 minutes The Tombs of Atuan, a radio play based on the book of the same name by one of Portland’s favorite daughters, the late Ursula K. Le Guin. An adaptation of Le Guin’s fantasy novel about the […]