Fellowship! About Us

altOnce upon a time, Kelly Holden-Bashar and Joel McCrary had the crazy idea to attempt the impossible:  Make a parody musical of The Lord of the Rings... or more precisely, of Tolkien's first book, The Fellowship of the Ring. 

After several drafts, Kelly and Joel brought in composer Allen Simpson to start work on the songs, and they soon realized that the impossible might actually be within their grasp.  They assembled the cast from some of the funniest and most talented actors and improvisers in Los Angeles.  The original cast was also instrumental in helping to develop the book and all of the songs.

A few years later, after numerous awards and sold-out runs at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, The Steve Allen Theatre, The Met in Hollywood, The Lyceum Theatre in San Diego and a hugely successful run at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre in Burbank, Fellowship! conquered New York! A two-week run on 54th Street expanded the Fellowship! following to include both coasts.  Now they have their sights set on the middle earth, or...middle continent.

Click on a picture below to read the bios of the creators and original cast members of FELLOWSHIP!

 

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Kelly Holden-Bashar

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Joel McCrary

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Allen Simpson

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Brian D. Bradley

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Lisa Fredrickson

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Edi Patterson

 

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Steve Purnick

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Cory Rouse

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Ryan Smith

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Peter Allen Vogt

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Matthew Stephen Young

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Chris Kirshbaum

Reviews

  • L.A. Times +

    With epic satiric irreverence, "Fellowship!" advances its quest for cult greatness at the Falcon Theatre. Kelly Holden-Bashar, Joel McCrary and Click to View
  • Tolucan Times +

    TOLUCA LAKE- A zany, sillier than silly, fast-moving journey into the world of Tolkien’s fantasy about a special “ring,” complete Click to View
  • Backstage West +

    Whereas J.R.R. Tolkien's message in his classic book The Lord of the Rings is that friendship and goodwill triumph over Click to View
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