The Phantom Tollbooth

by  Susan Nanus, Norton Juster

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  19m or f

A stage version of the beloved children's book.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    19m or f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

Additional Info

Here are Milo’s adventures in the Land of Wisdom, where he’s forced to think about many new things. Milo learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician, whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the banishment of Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. Milo is dispatched to rescue the princesses from the Land of Ignorance. The knowledge and skills Milo picks up on his journey help him to save the princesses. When he must return home, Milo’s sorry to leave his friends – but enriched by his experience, he realizes his attitude toward learning will never be the same.
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Keywords

Childhood, Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Youth/Camp Programs

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: Multiple locations including Milo's bedroom, the road to the Land of Wisdom, Dictionopolis, Digitopolis, and the Land of Ignorance.
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Casting

19m or f
THE CLOCK
MILO - a boy
THE WHETHER MAN
SIX LETHARGARIANS
TOCK - the watchdog
AZAZ THE UNABRIDGED - King of dictionopolis
THE MATHEMAGICIAN - King of digitopolis
PRINCESS SWEET RHYME
PRINCESS PURE REASON
GATEKEEPER OF DICTIONOPOLIS
THREE WORD MERCHANTS
THE LETTERMAN - the fourth word merchant
SPELLING BEE
THE HUMBUG
THE DUKE OF DEFINITION
THE MINISTER OF MEANING
THE EARL OF ESSENCE
THE COUNT OF CONNOTATION
THE UNDERSECRETARY OF UNDERSTANDING
A PAGE
KAKAFONOUS A. DISCHORD, DOCTOR OF DISSONANCE
THE AWFUL DYNNE
THE DODECAHEDRON
MINERS OF THE NUMBERS MINE
THE EVERPRESENT WORDSNATCHER
THE TERRIBLE TRIVIUM
THE DEMON OF INSINCERITY
SENSES TAKER
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

See script sample for suggested doubling.

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Authors

Susan Nanus

Susan Nanus

Norton Juster

Norton Juster

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