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The Phantom Tollbooth
PREMIERE11/16/2007
COMPOSERArnold Black   
LIBRETTISTSNorton Juster   Sheldon Harnick   
 
Synopsis
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 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 realises there is never a reason to be bored in a world full of so many things to discover.
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This work ranks as the #281 most produced North American title since 2000.
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