Oct 8-24 @ 2:30pm or 7:30pm
Produced by APAC
Tickets Available at the door 1 hour prior to showtime and online here and via phone at 322-9924.
Here are Milo's adventures in the Land of Wisdom where he's forced to think about many new things. Milo learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the banishment of Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. Milo is dispatched to rescue the Princesses from the Land of Ignorance. The knowledge and skills Milo picks up on his journey help him to save the Princesses. When he must return home, Milo's sorry to leave his friends-- but enriched by his experience, he realizes his attitude towards learning will never be the same.
SIMON ELLIS STARS IN "THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH"
Twelve year old Simon Ellis, a 7th grader at Konawaena Middle School, stars as Milo, the hero of "The Phantom Tollbooth," the next production of the Aloha Performing Arts Company. The show is an adventure fantasy by Susan Nanus, based on the book by Norton Juster, and features a multigenerational cast of adults, teens, and children. Performances are October 8-24 at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu.
Milo goes on a journey which takes him to Dictionopolis, Digitopolis, and the Land of Ignorance, where he battles a variety of demons and rescues a pair of princesses. Accompanying him are Tock the Watchdog, played by Jennifer Petersen, and the Humbug, portrayed by Alec Lugo. On the way, the trio meets a variety of outlandish characters, including Tanner Riley as the Whether Man, Pierce Marr as the Spelling Bee, Zoe Mueleip as the Dodecahedron, Maya Krauss as Princess Sweet Rhyme, Mackenzie McFadden as Princess Pure Reason, Renee Brown as the Mathemagician, Chuck Makanui as King Azaz the Unabridged, Cathy Riehle as the Pagekeeper, Samantha Michalicek as Doctor Dischord, Maddy Bram as the Awful Dynne, Sara Frazier as the Terrible Trivium, Bowen Ressler as the Demon of Insincerity, Paula Cornwell as the Everpresent Wordsnatcher, and Laurie Wilson as the Senses Taker. Also in the cast is an ensemble of actors playing multiple characters: William and Nicholas Wong, Gemma Palleschi, Savannah Harriman-Pote, Kalela Laurelin, Cathy Ellis, James Kelsey, Elijah Lawrence, Kea Kauka, Eden Hershberger, Nicole Aragon, Patrick Riehle, Jacques Liquie, and Tara, Keaton, and Regan Riley.
Jerry Tracy is directing the show, assisted by Caitie Johnson-Underwood, and producers are Felicity Johnson and Dale Ross. Paula Cornwell is heading up the costume and property teams, Gerald Lucena is set designer, Bryan Riley is stage manager, and Eileen Weiner is composing original incidental music.
"The Phantom Tollbooth" will be presented at the Aloha Theatre October 8-24, with Friday and Saturday night performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30. Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for senior citizens, and $15 for adults, and are available online at alohatheatre.com, by phone at 322-9924, or at the box office beginning one hour prior to performance time. For more information, call 322-9924.
Jennifer Petersen as Tock the Watchdog, Alec Lugo as the Humbug, and Simon Ellis as Milo, are threatened by demons while in rehearsal for "The Phantom Tollbooth," the next production of the Aloha Performing Arts Company.