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The Hobbit

Apr 24 - 27, 2025

The Alsedek Theatre School presents an OSHKids Performance Company production 

based on the classic by J.R.R. Tolkien

book by Ruth Perry

music by Allan Jay Friedman

lyrics by David Rogers.

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Apr 24 - 27, 2025

in the Capital Blue Cross Main Stage

Classes & Rehearsals begin in September 2024

Evenings at 7:30pm: Apr 24, 25, 26

Matinee at 2:00pm: Apr 27

Matinee at 11:00am: Apr 26

Special Performances & Events:

  • Opening Night & Reception: Thu, Apr 24

Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before the performance starts. There will be no late seating after the commencement of the performance to ensure the safety of our performers and patrons.

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Advanced tickets will be available to members of The Inner Circle.



Embark on a magical journey with the OSHKids in The Hobbit!

From the enchanting opening song of the great wizard Gandalf to the thrilling encounters with trolls and the treacherous dragon Smaug, this musical adaptation brings J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved tale to life like never before. Join Bilbo Baggins and the band of dwarves as they set out on a quest to reclaim their homeland and confront the forces of darkness. With spirited marches, daring adventures, and unforgettable characters, this production is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of Middle-earth on stage!

You'll love The Hobbit if you enjoy: "The Chronicles of Narnia,” "The Wizard of Oz,” "Percy Jackson and the Olympians"

Running Time: 2h including one intermission

Recommended for audiences aged 8 and up

About the Class: OSHKids is celebrating more than 25 years as Harrisburg's premiere training program for young artists! Designed for students of all experience levels, OSHKids is a fun and challenging class that  provides training in acting, auditioning, voice and movement, which culminates in producing a fully staged production in the spring!  Over the course of eight months, September to April, students study and explore unique theatrical techniques, the history of theatre and theatre disciplines, building their teamwork and communication skills, all while making friends and incredible memories along the way. Find details and register your student at The Alsedek Theatre School website. 

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2h including one intermission



Content Advisory

Directed to Older Children

This show is designed for children age 7 and above. It may be more appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between make-believe and reality.

See specific content warnings below.

This show contains the following:

strobe lighting effects

loud or startling noise

theatrical fog effects



We want to show our appreciation to our top members of The Inner Circle:

Miles Babin, Dean and Wendy Badorf, Joanne and Troy Bakel, William and Sharia Benn, Barbara Cartwright, Michael Chapaloney, Jeff and Caitlin Copus, Carole DeSoto, Matt and Desiree DeSoto, The Freeman Family, William & Melissa Gallagher, Peggy Grove, Molly Haragan, Mary Lou and Raymond Harris, Nicholas Hughes, Robert and Joyce Kantor, Beryl Kuhr and Patrick Bair, Wayne and Gloria Landon, Bill and Beverlee Lehr, Karen and Ken Lehman, Dan MacGregor and Stuart Landon, Emily W. Matlin, DO, Tina Monroe, Howard Pollman and David Forney, Charles Romigh and Donald Vaughan, Karen Ruch, Brad and Colleen Sanders, Joseph Schalk and Kathleen Mullen, Kristin Scofield, Mary Simmonds MD, Ellen Stockstill, Stonebridge Financial Group, John and Abby Tierney, Jonathan Vipond III and Tim E. Bunner, Jeff and Deb Wasileski, Tonja Sue Weddle, Cynthia Wells

Join the Producer Circle or higher level to get your name listed here.

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