The Phantom Tollbooth is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Director’s Note

I remember the first time I read The Phantom Tollbooth, sitting down during required reading time in 6th grade and not knowing what I was getting myself into. What started as required reading became a fantastical journey through new lands and curious characters. This story hits many different aspects of life, highlighting a love of education, the need for noticing the small joys in life, and courage. Milo uses lessons he learned at school, and through this he learns to love the life which had previously bored him. Milo meets very interesting characters on his journey, all teaching important lessons, specifically about not taking life as seriously as he had been, and finding ways to incorporate fun into everyday mundane tasks. And in the end, Milo finds the courage that is needed to take risks and experience new things. To experience the joys of being a child, with so much ahead of him. Thank you all so much for coming to see us, and remember: Each and every one of us can learn to be a hero. We should all attempt to dare, and take the risk like Milo.

– August Hundley

Special Thanks

Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education, Matthew Scantling-Sharp, Liz Allmon, Joey Luck, Kristen Wheeler
Illustrations by Audrey Schwer and John-Lewis Opher