THANK YOU to all who auditioned for our production of The Phantom Tollbooth. The cast list can be viewed by clicking HERE.
The first rehearsal will be on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 from 5:00-6:45. The full cast should plan to attend.
A schedule for the rest of the week (Thursday, September 20 and Saturday, September 22) is forthcoming.
There will be no rehearsal on Monday, September 17, as our director (Maureen) is closing a show of her own that evening! That’s why we will start on Tuesday, September 18.
The exceptional tale of Milo, Tock and a certain magic tollbooth is brought splendidly to life on stage in THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH JR. Adapted from Norton Juster’s beloved, award-winning children’s book, this inventive musical features a melodious score by Arnold Black and witty lyrics full of wordplay by Pulitzer Prize and three-time-Tony-winner, Sheldon Harnick.
Even surrounded by dozens of toys, Milo is bored. Nothing interests him at all . . . until he takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth. Transported to the Land of Wisdom, Milo is thrust into adventure when Princesses Rhyme and Reason need rescuing in order to bring peace between two kings. The kings, from Dictionopolis and Digitopolis, are feuding over whether “words” or “numbers” are most important in their kingdoms. Knee-deep in danger, language and math along the way, Milo learns everything has a purpose. Upon his return home, he realizes there is never a reason to be bored in a world full of hidden discoveries.
Auditions are open to student actors who will be grades 3 through 8 during the current 2018-2019 school year. Actors who wish to audition should come to their choice of one of the following three audition times:
- Monday, September 10 from 5:00-6:45
- Tuesday, September 11 from 5:00-6:45
- Thursday, September 13 from 5:00-6:45
Actors do not need to prepare anything for their audition, but they must complete and have a parent/guardian sign the Phantom Tollbooth Actor Information & Conflict Sheet and turn it in at their audition. Please note that this form requires information on some specific dates related to school music concerts and other activities that may necessitate a bit of research on your part if you do not have the information at your fingertips.
Callbacks for select actors will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 1:00-4:00 in the afternoon. A list of actors who are needed at callbacks will be posted on this page by noon on Friday, September 14.
The final cast list will be posted by noon on Sunday, September 16. We expect to cast around 35 actors in this production.
Rehearsals will begin with a full-cast read-through on Monday, September 17. With a few exceptions (please refer to the conflict sheet for the exact schedule), we will generally rehearse at the following times:
- Mondays from 5:00-6:45pm
- Tuesdays from 5:00-6:45pm
- Thursdays from 5:00-6:45pm
- Saturdays from either 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 (depending on the week)
Not all actors will be needed at every rehearsal, especially for the first month or so of the production. A schedule for the upcoming week will be emailed out to the actors each Sunday afternoon.
We will have four dress/tech rehearsals and six performances, at which attendance is mandatory except in extremely rare circumstances. Those dates & times are as follows:
- Monday, November 5 from 5:00-9:30
- Tuesday, November 6 from 5:00-9:30
- Wednesday, November 7 from 5:00-9:30
- Thursday, November 8 from 5:00-9:30
- Friday, November 9 @ 7:00pm
- Saturday, November 10 @ 7:00pm
- Sunday, November 11 @ 2:00pm
- Friday, November 16 @ 7:00pm
- Saturday, November 17 @ 7:00pm
- Sunday, November 18 @ 2:00pm
The fee for an actor to take part in this production is $325, which is due to BWTC by Thursday, September 20, unless alternate arrangements have been made. Those payments can be made by check or by credit card via a secure online payment site that will be emailed to parents and posted on this page once the show has been cast.
Scholarships are available to families who need them. In order to apply for a scholarship, please contact Sarah Irwin (BWTC’s Managing Director). Please note that in order to be considered for a scholarship, Sarah must have your application on file before you show up to audition. We have a limited number of scholarships that we can give out for each show, and we may not be able to honor requests that are made after a show has been cast.
If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Leonard