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The Phantom Tollbooth

  • Dates: November 15, 2018
  • Times: Starting: 12:30 PM
  • Admission: Tickets: $5.
  • Clemens Center
    207 Clemens Center Parkway
    Elmira, NY 14902-1046
  • Phone: 607-733-5639 ext. 248
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A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production performed by Brad Simon Organization/Enchantment Theatre Company

An original stage adaptation of the beloved classic by Norton Juster, with illustrations by Jules Feiffer
By special arrangement with Norton Juster & Jules Feiffer

Milo, the boy “who didn’t know what to do with himself,” drives his toy car through a mysterious tollbooth that appears in his bedroom and soon finds himself on an eventful and dangerous quest rescuing the Princesses Rhyme and Reason, who, in the war between words and numbers, have been banished to the Castle in the Air. Milo travels through the Forest of Sight where he experiences different Points of View, accidently leaps to the Island of Conclusions and travels through the Mountains of Ignorance, where he must escape its Demons in order to save the Princesses. With the help of his steadfast companions, he perseveres and brings Rhyme and Reason home, restoring peace to the realm. Along the way something magical happens to Milo; he discovers the delights of friendship, curiosity and knowledge, and that life — his own life — is filled with endless possibilities.

 

Recommended for grades 2-6 (60 minutes)

Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Literature, Mathematics, Geography/Map Skills

 

The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Clemens Center
  • 207 Clemens Center Parkway
  • Elmira, NY 14902-1046
  • November 15, 2018 to November 15, 2018
  • Tickets: $5.

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Clemens Center

207 Clemens Center Parkway
Elmira, NY 14902-1046
(607) 734-8191
Located in Mark Twain Country just south of the Finger Lakes, the Clemens Center is the region's premier performing arts center with two spectacular performance spaces. Mandeville Hall is a flexible, black box venue suitable for intimate performances, corporate events, and parties. The majestic Powers Theater is an architectural treasure that has been restored to its vaudevillian-era grandeur. Magnificent murals, gold-leaf details, and reconstructed opera boxes adorn the theater just as they did when it opened in 1925. The 1,618-seat venue has been called the most beautiful theatre between New York City and Buffalo—it is truly awe-inspiring! Renovation in 2008 included expanding the stage and upgrading technical equipment, making it possible to showcase the best in live entertainment. From nationally touring Broadway shows and dazzling dance programs to rousing rock 'n' roll concerts and feel-good family entertainment, the Clemens Center excites and delights audiences of all ages! The Center’s mission, though, extends beyond entertainment and into the community through school programs, outreach activities for the underserved, and subsidized facility rentals for its six Resident Companies: Common Time Choral Group, Elmira Little Theatre, New Heights Dance Theater, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre, and Thursday Morning Musicales. These nonprofit arts organizations provide community members with the opportunity to perform several times a year on a professional theatre stage. The Clemens Center is the perfect place to connect with family and friends and enjoy memorable experiences that enrich, inspire, and amaze.