The “Phabulous” Phantom Tollbooth

Tonight TASOK middle and high school students dazzled in their debut performance of “The Phantom Tollbooth” based on the book by Norton Juster.

For those unfamiliar with the story, it is about a bored boy named Milo  who transports himself in his toy car through a magical tollbooth into the troubled Kingdom of Wisdom. Along with his dog, Tock, Milo ventures through various peculiar places including the Doldrums, Dictionopolis and Digitopolis. Debate over the importance of letters and numbers creates some conflict among the characters, and the rescue and restoration of Rhyme and Reason become priorities for the pair.

If you want to know how it turns out, take a trip to TASOK tomorrow (Saturday) night or Sunday afternoon. You will not regret it!

Mr. Timmerman, Ms. Dwinell, the atelier construction team, and the entire cast put together a wonderful, whimsical production.

As you watch, think of Miss Kaun. She would have loved this rendition sensational story.


Challenge: If you attend the performance, think about ALL the different forms and functions of STRUCTURE evident throughout.


Reflection: What learner profile traits are exemplified in the actors, writers, and characters?

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