The Phantom Tollbooth: Family Musical Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Acclaimed Novel
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The last date listed for The Phantom Tollbooth was Friday November 18, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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Riffing on The Wizard of Oz but based in Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a magical adventure with a lot of heart. It's the story of Minli, the daughter of poor farmers who barely scrape by. Inspired by her father's tales and a magic goldfish, Minli sets off to find the Old Man of the Moon and learn the secret of good fortune. Along the way she encounters royalty, dragons and fantastic stories, and through them she learns what good fortune really means. Based on the 2010 Newbery Honors book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a beautifully-told fantasy that will keep kids entranced as they join Minli on her journey. Learn More
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Featured review from ueaman
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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 !
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.