The Lord of the Rings, after being a gigantic success at the movie theaters, is now being presented as a musical saga. It is an entirely new Middle-earth that would pleasantly remind you of why you loved this tale in the first place. This is the beginning of all magical tales; here is where the actual magic begins. Are you ready to watch this amazing story on stage? Be ready to enter the world of hairy-toed hobbits where they sing and dance. It is a production that pins you in the perilous maze like it has always been your home. It’s an adventure set in a “dim and tree-ish place” that baffles your mind and spins your head around. This inspiring trilogy of fantasy novels has yet to bring a whole new thrill and adventure for you in this theatric adaptation.
All the adventure of the Tolkien trilogy is boiled down to three hours of dramatic action. The narrative is well placed to offer a perfect jump start for the Tolkien’s aficionados as well as the newcomers. The intrigue of a mystical past and forceful action creates a dream like combination. The Opening where hobbits run after the fireflies gets us going in to the magical world of fantasy right away. It also has a nostalgic appeal of the old pastoral England where smoke belching chimneys and lush green shires set the scene.
The Story opens with Frodo Baggins, a hobbit who is living a happy life till he is deputed a task by the old and wise wizard Gandalf. The wizard asks him to travel all the way to Mount Doom and get rid of the evil ring that holds great power. He sets of to Mount Doom in the company of his chums for an epical journey that he never imagined. The quest which is barbed with danger and menace becomes a tale that is meant to be told. This is also their chance of exploring the untold secrets of the Middle-earth. Their quest becomes interesting with elves, rangers and dwarves helping them find their way and it gets unnerving with black riders and orcs following them around.
The music of the act also plays an important role in the development story. It is definitely not characterized as a musical but the musical elements are one of the dominant parts of this magical drama. The track list is lined up with amazing numbers like “The Road Goes On”, “Saruman”, “The Cat and the Moon”, “Flight to the Ford”, “The Song of Hope”, “Star of Eärendil”, “Lament for Moria”, “The Golden Wood”, “Lothlórien”, “the Siege of the City of Kings”, “Now and for Always”, “Gollum/Sméagol”, “Wonder” and “The Final Battle”. This entire musical experience comes down to an exciting epilogue wrapping up with an extravagant grand finale.
The imaginative design brings forth the bosky shire creating an eerie and magical combination apt for the story. The characters of the play are in no way alienated on the stage but come down from the spotlight to enter your lives. Will they be able to escape Rivendell? Will they be able to find their way from the Dark Lord Sauron? Will Golden Wood ever be their destination? Will the damned ring finally be forsaken? You’ve got to buy the Lord of the Rings Tickets to know all this.