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The Languages of Old Hobbits Die Hard

Meet Amanda de la Guardia, cast member and translator of Middle Earth!


Old Hobbits Die Hard runs May 13th through June 18th with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday matinees at 3:00 (omitting closing weekend matinee) at The Royal George Theatre (1641 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL). Tickets are $20 (plus fees) and are on sale at the Royal George box office .  There are a limited amount of discount tickets still available on  



Meet the Cast of Old Hobbits Die Hard!

New Millennium Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the cast of our upcoming production of Old Hobbits Die Hard!  Without further ado, they are:


Matt Morales as Bilbo Baggins

Felipe Carrasco as Frodo Baggins

Matt Russell as Peter Jackson

Sam Long as Tauriel

Eli Kurtz as Legolas

Emily Hawkins as Galadriel

Tom Pleviak as Gimli/Bango

Scott Myers as Azog

Amanda de la Guardia as Rosie/Fran

Alex Goodman as Argyle

Sharayah Kay as Phillipa

Kamron Palmer as Bingo/Ellis


Congratulations to our amazing cast! We cannot wait to start working with you all.

Again, we extend our sincerest gratitude to all of the talented actors who came out to audition for us!


Now we have a cast.  Ho ho ho.

The Incredible Hank Incredible Staged Reading – January 11th!

Hank Graphic


Join New Millennium Theatre Company as we read through our latest script in development through our Script Incubator series: The Incredible Hank.

Hank is not special. He’s not sociable. He has a boring job, a boring life, and he likes it that way. But he’s thrown into the exciting world of superheroes and supervillains when his office becomes the staging ground for an evil plot that puts the entire country in jeopardy. Faced with famous heroes, powerful villains, ruthless cops, and the hounding press, Hank reluctantly finds himself in the fight of his life – to stay normal.

The reading will take place at Black Rock Bar (3614 N. Damen Ave.) on Monday night, January 11th. We will start at 7:30, so get there early to grab a bite to eat and a drink. We hope to see you there!

Auditions for Old Hobbits Die Hard


New Millennium Theatre is Company is proud to announce auditions for Old Hobbits Die Hard!

After the One Ring is destroyed, Bilbo Baggins visits his estranged nephew Frodo during the Hobbit Yule celebration. But the festivities are interrupted when the major film studios refuse to give Peter Jackson the rights to The Hobbit and he travels to Middle Earth to take the rights from the hobbits themselves – even if he has to destroy the Shire to do it! Bilbo Baggins becomes a one-man army to rescue the hobbit hostages from Peter Jackson and his CGI terrorists, and stop them from making The Hobbit trilogy.

Audition Date: January 25th and January 27th – call backs on January 27th

Audition Time: January 25th: 7-10pm; January 27th 7-8pm; Callbacks: 8:30-10pm

Audition Location: Sheil Park Room E. – 3505 N. Southport Ave.

Please email headshot and resume to to be considered. Click the link below for more information:

Old Hobbits Die Hard – League of Chicago Theatres

Meet ‘Lo Pan’

Meet Lo Pan played by Dave Skvarla

A native of Chicago, Dave was recently seen in The Winter’s Tale (Promethean Theatre Ensemble), Fail/Safe (Strawdog), & played Prospero in The Tempest (City Lit). Other favorite shows are A Study in Scarlet (PTE), The Lion in Winter (Idle Muse), Under Milk Wood (Caffeine), Dirty Diamonds (Factory Theater), & playing Lenny in Of Mice & Men (OPFT). & many AbbieFests, Signal Ensemble, Backstage, Shaw Chicago, Mary-Arrchie, Defiant, Careening, & Open Eye.

Meet our ASM and Board Op!!!!

Meet our ASM and Board Op Omar Jahjah

Omar  is excited about working  on his 1st theatre production with NMTC. He graduated in May 2014 with his Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Media, and Theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He is an avid runner who actively runs marathons and follows up by eating a good chicken “WANG”. He would like to thank NMTC for this wonderful opportunity and will see you all from the view above!

Meet our Props Master and Videographer!!

Meet our Props Master, Videographer and Company member Alex B. Reynolds

Alex Reynolds was born in Delaware, Ohio and has been doing theatre in Chicago for 7 years. His first appearance with New Millennium Theatre was in 2010 as Iggy Pop in “The David Bowie Hepzikat Funky Velvet Flarney Solstice Spectacular Live…From Space,” and he instantly recognized a brand of theatre that inspired him. Alex has appeared in several other NMTC productions (that require a tall, skinny man), and has also lent his talents as a videographer and gore specialist. He’s thrilled to make props for a Western and eternally grateful to NMTC for giving him the chance to build Gordy the Guardian.

Meet another one of our ‘Henchstitutes’

Meet another of our Henchstitutes played by Polley Cooney

This is Polley’s first show with New Millennium as well as her Chicago debut. Polley recently graduated from Oklahoma City University with a BA in Theatre Performance and a Children’s Theatre Minor.  Some of her favorite roles have been Ben Affleck in Matt and Ben, Pirate Ensemble in Treasure Island, Outlaw/Speed Understudy in Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Cat in the Hat in Suessical the Musical. Polley is also a certified Basic and Intermediate Actor Combatant with the Fight Directors of Canada (don’t mess with her). Polley would like to thank the cast of TBTTTLC for being fantastic, to Jessica and Meagan for the wonderful experience, Rachel, and of course her family for their constant support and love. Enjoy the show

Meet our ‘Henchstitute’

Meet one of our Henchstitutes played by Sharayah Kay

Sharayah Kay earned her BFA in Theatre from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She moved to Chicago over a year ago and has been loving every minute of it since! Except that thing called winter. Past Chicago credits include; Resurrected (Theatre- Hikes), Reporter (The Living News Project) and Go Dog Go! (Open Door Theatre Rep). She would like to thank her parents for enduring all of those crazy puppet shows and dress up characters she would play as a kid and for never saying that her dreams were stupid. Outside of acting Sharayah enjoys coaching her Speech and Debate team and dancing. She is very excited to be a part of this show and thrilled to share the fun with you.

Meet ‘Rain’

Meet Rain played by Viet Vy

It was a dark and dreary night in Hangzhou.  My brothers and I had completed the Kung-fu training that consumed our every waking hour. Feelings of accomplishment and pride came over me like a relentless flood. Then, abandonment…anxiety. Where would we go? The Temple of Elements was our home and the only life we knew. We wandered the shadows of alleys and pagodas aimlessly for years, searching for purpose. Then, in a flash of grandiosity…he appeared. He saw three scared and helpless super-ninjas that needed guidance. Our eternal lives were changed forever as we swore allegiance and unquestioning servitude for our new master…Lo Pan. In addition to a new path in life, he even bestowed us with new identities: Rain, Lightning, and Thunder, otherwise known as… The Three Storms.

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