GROTON -- 3Rivers Arts Youth Theatre presents "The Hobbit," a musical production co-directed by youth theatre veteran Bonnie Marchesani and actor Patricia Lawrence, both of Groton, with musical direction by youth theatre founder Edie Tompkins.

"The Hobbit" will be performed by youth age 9 to 14. Cast members in this production hail from Groton, Dunstable, Pepperell and Lunenburg. The musical, from Dramatic Publishing, was written by Ruth Perry with music by Allan Jay Friedman and lyrics by David Rogers.

Based on the classic tale by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit" will run April 13-14, at the Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School Performing Arts Center, 344 Main St. -- 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12 and seniors, and may be purchased online at or at the door. For information visit or email