‘Phantom Tollbooth’ lands in Rockford May 8-9

Everett Brun, left, and Sami Raissouli play Milo and Tock in the RMS-CES production of “The Phantom Tollbooth.”

Everett Brun, left, and Sami Raissouli play Milo and Tock in the RMS-CES production of “The Phantom Tollbooth.”

The demons of “The Phantom Tollbooth,” from left to right, are Emma West as “The Senses Taker,” Alexa Lupino as “The Demon of Insincerity,” and Elise Higgins as “The Terrible Trivium.”

The demons of “The Phantom Tollbooth,” from left to right, are Emma West as “The Senses Taker,” Alexa Lupino as “The Demon of Insincerity,” and Elise Higgins as “The Terrible Trivium.”

The children’s musical “The Phantom Tollbooth” will play at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, and Friday, May 9, at the Rockford High School auditorium, performed by over 70 students of Rockford Middle School – Center for Environmental Studies with the support of Rockford High School drama students.

The musical is based on the beloved award-winning novel of the same name. Milo is a bored boy who is not very impressed with anything and never knows what to do. This all changes when a magical “phantom tollbooth” appears in his room one afternoon. Milo soon meets all sorts of interesting characters. Tock, the terrible watchdog of the land, befriends him and soon the two are off on an adventure to rescue the princesses, Rhyme and Reason, and restore order. But first they will have to avoid getting stuck in the Doldrums and battle evil demons.

Cast and crew are excited about sharing this wonderful production with everyone. Admission is $2 for students and $4 for adults. Tickets will be available at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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