The Phantom Tollbooth
About The Phantom Tollbooth
Even surrounded by dozens of toys, Milo is bored. Nothing interests him at all. The Demons of Ignorance are certain he will be their next victim, telling him "If you get the urge to do anything—don't. It could be dangerous." To the rescue comes the Phantom Tollbooth! Norton Juster's beloved children's book is given full musical treatment in this acclaimed stage version of the modern tale of a boy who must save the princesses Rhyme and Reason and reunite the brother Kings who rule over the cities of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis.
Aided by a trusty time-keeping dog, Tock, Milo successfully brings harmony to the Land of Wisdom and learns many things about words and numbers along his journey. Perhaps the most important lesson he takes with him, however, is that everything we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone. When he returns home, he realizes there is never a reason to be bored in a world full of so many things to discover.
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). The Phantom Tollbooth is an endearing show that audiences of all ages will find appealing.
Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour
Theater at the Kennedy Center is presented with the generous support of Stephen and Christine Schwarzman.