This spring, students at The Langley School will bring a new genre of theatre to the Langley stage – the first-ever middle school musical. “The Phantom Tollbooth” will run March 8 – 10 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance at 1 p.m. on March 10, in the school’s Jeffrey J. Sherman Arts Center, 1411 Balls Hill Road in McLean. Tickets are on sale now for $8 each at langleyschool.org.
The show includes 73 cast, crew, and pit orchestra members in grades 6 – 8, making it the biggest Langley production ever. Students are involved in all aspects of the show, serving as actors on stage or musicians in the pit orchestra and assisting with sound, lighting, set design, props, costumes, hair and makeup, ushering, and choreography.
The musical is the modern tale of a boy, Milo, 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 and learns many things about words and numbers along his journey.