News for Feb. 02, 2006

Middle-earth meets Toronto in stage performance

2/02/06, 8:21 pm EST - Xoanon

TORONTO (Reuters) - Hard-working hobbits, elves and wizards take the battle of good and evil to a stage in downtown Toronto on Saturday when the curtain rises on the first preview of the multimillion-dollar "Lord of the Rings" musical. The production, drawn from J.R.R. Tolkien's popular stories, will align theater and a range of musical traditions, including work by Finnish group Varttina and Indian composer A.R. Rahman, to deliver an unprecedented retelling of Tolkien's fantasy classic, producer Kevin Wallace told Reuters. [More]