"Witty and buoyant…a richly textured score…exuberant choreography.
A coup, a feat, a canny exploit and one neat trick!"
-- The Washington Post Read the full review
"An inventive fantasy!
Deftly captures the delightful wordplay and Marx Brothersesque puns from Mr. Juster's book"
--The Washington Times Read the full reviewThis version for family audiences commissioned by the Kennedy CenterBased on the book by NORTON JUSTERMusic by ARNOLD BLACKLyrics by SHELDON HARNICKAdapted for the stage by NORTON JUSTER and SHELDON HARNICKDirected by TIM MCDONALD
Nothing seems to interest young Milo--not his toys, not his friends, and especially not school. But when a mysterious tollbooth materializes in his room, he "drives on through" to discover a world of inspiration! With the help of a time-keeping watchdog named Tock, Milo gets unstuck from the Doldrums and embarks on a quest to rescue the princesses of Rhyme and Reason. Along the way, he reunites the dueling kingdoms of words and numbers and realizes that life is more exciting than his wildest dreams. 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
). For ages 9 and up.
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