The Phantom Tollbooth: Family Musical Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Acclaimed Novel
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In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors. This gripping drama about suspicion, scandal and the elusiveness of moral certainty stars Karen MacDonald. Learn More
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Having just read the book, I was really curious as to how Wheelock was going to 'deal with' the WEALTH of detail and 'action' in the book. I was THOROUGHLY impressed with how the production 'handled' all the complexities of the book so artistically and imaginatively.
It's a production for both young and old and I found it totally enchanting !
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My boys, 7 and 9, were a little familiar with the book (I had just started reading it out loud to them a few days before we went), and they really enjoyed it the production. The cast did a great job making abstract themes tangible and they added...continued
Is killing time a crime? Who can tell us whether or not there will be weather or not? What is to blame when words make no sense and numbers won’t add up?
A magical tollbooth and a toy car whisk the bored Milo away from his overused toys and forgotten lessons to the Land of Expectations. With the help of a loyal watchdog, Tock, Milo learns to scale the Mountains of Ignorance, negotiate through the Doldrums, and rescue the Princesses of Rhyme and Reason.
In a world filled with fantastic characters, perplexing puzzles, and superfluous vocabulary, Wheelock Family Theatre invites you to discover how time really does fly when you are having fun!
Author Norton Juster adapted his popular and whimsical novel for the stage with lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Tony Award, Fiddler on the Roof) and composer Arnold Black. Directed by Jane Staab, The Phantom Tollbooth is celebrating its 50th Anniversary at Wheelock Family Theatre with an exhilarating musical performance.