The Hobbit

The Hobbit

A hero is born in this action-packed adventure that’s fun for the whole family!

Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy (MPAA) is proud to present Patricia Gray’s stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s timeless tale of magic, treasure, and dragons. The Hobbit follows the quest of Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo’s easy-going life is altered when he makes an out-of-character decision to join forces with a curious wizard and throng of dwarves to reclaim their town of Dale. With action-packed battles, melodious chants and surprises around every corner- Bilbo stumbles across a special ring and discovers an unexpected heroic side of himself in the process.

With direction by Paul Angelo, stage combat choreography by Kristen Mun and vocal direction by MPAA’s Executive Director, Barbara Richardson, The Hobbit is a theatrical experience fun for the whole family. Die-hard Tolkein fans and anyone going mad living alone in a dark cave will enjoy this precious story.

The Hobbit opens Friday, June 2nd at Portland5’s Brunish Theatre.

It’s an affordable night out in downtown Portland at only $12 a ticket (processing fees may apply). Be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time, as there are only 6 opportunities to see the show!

The Brunish Theatre at The Portland5’s Center of the Arts.
1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205


  • Friday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 4th at 2:00 pm
  • Friday, June 9th at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 pm

Tickets available online or by calling 1-800-273-1530.

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STAR Premiere Talent Competition

STAR Talent Competition & Open Auditions

STAR – SW Washington’s First Annual Talent Competition.

Presented by Metropolitan Performing Arts and The Kiggins Theatre.

STAR Talent Competition Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Selected participants will perform in a live show on July 19th at The Kiggins Theatre. The winner will receive a grand prize!

STAR Talent Show Open Call Auditions

Can you sing? Can you dance? Comedian? Magician? Can you entertain a crowd?

Metropolitan Performing Arts is holding an open-call audition for local talents of ALL AGES.

Come impress us on Wednesday, June 21st from 5 pm-8 pm or Saturday, June 24th from 10am-3pm. There is a $15 entry fee. $30 entry fee for groups of 4 or more. Semi-final auditions will take place on Wednesday, June 28th at Metropolitan Performing Arts.

Book your appointment now!

Contact Barbara Richardson 360-975-1585 for more information or to book your appointment!

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First Annual Fine Arts Spring Show

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Second Annual Dance-A-Thon!

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Open House & Season Announcement


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