The exceptional tale of Milo, Tock, and a certain magic tollbooth is brought splendidly to life on stage in The Phantom Tollbooth JR. Adapted from Norton Juster's beloved children's book, this inventive musical features a melodious score by Arnold Black and witty lyrics full of wordplay by Pulitzer Prize and three-time TONY winner Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler On The Roof, She Loves Me).
Even surrounded by dozens of toys, Milo is bored. Nothing interests him at all. The Phantom Tollbooth comes to the rescue! Transported to the Land of Wisdom Milo is thrust into adventure when told princesses Rhyme and Reason need rescuing, so as to bring peace between two kings. They are divided over which is more important: words or numbers. Knee-deep in danger, language, and math along the way, Milo learns everything has a purpose. Upon his return home, he realizes there is never a reason to be bored in a world full of so many things to discover.
Being an astoundingly well-known title and story makes the prospect of producing The Phantom Tollbooth JR. most ideal. There are countless opportunities for cross-curricular activities and plenty of roles for as many children as possible. Those on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience will undoubtedly adore the delightful experience this book and score offer.
This ShowKit includes:
30 Actor's Scripts
2 Performance/Accompaniment CDs
30 Family Matters Booklets
An adaptation for the Musical Theatre of Norton Juster's novel The Phantom Tollbooth
Music by Arnold Black
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Norton Juster and Sheldon Harnick