When the Yarnell Youth Theatre Company's production of The Hobbit: A Musical opens at the Fine Arts Association tonight, expect to see a breezier take on J.R.R.Tolkien's fantasy classic. Also be prepared for a lot more singing. The action unfolds pretty much as it does in the book, but characters stop every few minutes to sing about their Middle Earth adventures. It's a family-friendly adaptation, but that doesn't mean the author's lengthy tale will be trimmed for junior audiences; expect to see Gollum, Gandalf, and the rest of the gang.
Fri., March 24, 7:30 p.m.; March 25-26, 3 p.m.