The Phantom Tollbooth
Date: 03/08/2013 Time: 7:00 pm
Academy of Music
The Academy Youth Production will present The Phantom Tollbooth, a musical based on the novel by Norton Juster. 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.
With a book adapted by Mr. Juster himself, witty lyrics full of wordplay by Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Rook, She Loves Me) and a melodious score by Arnold Black, The Phantom Tollbooth is an endearing show that audiences of all ages will find appealing.
Norton Juster and Arnold Black had both shared local roots in Western Massachusetts, in the towns of Shelburne Falls and Charlemont. Mr. Juster served as a professor of architecture and environmental design at Hampshire College for twenty-two years. He co-founded a small architectural firm, Juster Pope Associates, in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts in 1970. Mr. Black was best known for founding and directing the Mohawk Trail Concerts in Shelburne Falls, Mass., for over thirty years.
Show Date/ Time:
Friday, March 8, 2013 at 7:00PM
Tickets are not needed for this show.
Suggested Donation $5 at the door. All are welcomed.
All proceeds to benefit The Academy Youth Programs Scholarship.