The Phantom Tollbooth Jr.
August 3-5, 7PM, 7PM, 5PM
1560 S. Dixie HWY
The Area Stage Company and Theatre Conservatory is very excited to announce the premiere of PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH JR. on Friday, August 3rd at 7:00 P.M.
Dubbed â€œa colorful symphonyâ€ by the New York Times, THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH JR. is about a young boy named Milo, who, even surrounded by toys, is bored out of his mind. One day, however, he awakens to discover a strange package in his bedroom, later to be revealed as the Tollbooth. Soon, he finds himself going on an adventure to rescue princesses with a sidekick watchdogâ€”quite literally a dog with an alarm clock attached to his torsoâ€”and all the while realizing that heâ€™s really not bored at all; he just lacked a bit of imagination. The incredible musical pieces for THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH JR. were composed and written by Arnold Black and Sheldon Harnick; Harnick also wrote the adaptation of the childrenâ€™s book with Norton Juster.
Jr. Conservatory students starring in the production include Amanda Aviles, Mattson Barreira, Kai Bierman, Edward Burch, Gala Calvar-Jimenez, Torivia Castro, Drue Diaz, Arianna Dumenigo, Luciana Garcia de Jalon, Caroline Glasser, Hana Hernandez, Justin Hill, Serena Hill, Jordan Ives, Makhi Joseph, Cristian Lopez, Peter Lopez, Olga Lopez, Derek Mont-Ros, Maya Pace, Ashley Pennie, Adam Rothkopf, Charly Rousseau, Sophia Salgueiro, Taylor Shaw, Esmeralda Swietelsky, Isabella Velarde, and Rohit Yavagal.
Director Maria Banda-Rodaz, Musical Director Richard Kaydas, Set and Lighting Design John Rodaz , Costume Design Desiree Masucci, Sound Design Manny Galvez, Stage Manager and Choreographer Amanda Lopez, Assistant Stage Manager Shelby Phillips.
Ticket costs: $10 for children, $20 for adults.