The Whitewater Unified School District’s Playhouse production of “Phantom Tollbooth Jr.” will be performed July 11-13. From the left, Betzy Palomec, Madisyn Pope and Evie Troxel share the spotlight in this scene, while Alex Martin, Anderson Waelchli, Ben McCulloch, Marco Wence, Ella Willman, Jillian Harkness and Nicole Sedmak practice their lines and parts during this sequence. (Tom Ganser photo)

WUSD Playhouse production of ‘Phantom Tollbooth Jr. begins July 11

By Tom Ganser

Correspondent

A refreshing break from the heat – both the weather and the political climate – will be evident from the get-go in the Whitewater Unified School District’s Summer School Playhouse production of “The Phantom Tollbooth Jr.”

It is scheduled for July 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and July 13 at 2 p.m. in the Whitewater High School auditorium.

To order reserved seat tickets at $8 for adults and $5 for students, call the WHS box office at 262-472-8178.

Norton Juster’s beloved children’s book, “The Phantom Tollbooth,” is adapted for the stage in this modern tale of a boy who must save the princesses Rhyme and Reason and reunite the brother Kings who rule over the cities of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis.

Aided by a trusty time-keeping dog, Tock, Milo successfully brings harmony to the Land of Wisdom, finding that everything we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone — and that there is never a reason to be bored in a world full of so many things to discover.

Read more of the preview in the July 4 Register.

 
 

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