Driving Miss….


Sunday afternoon, I took my 4 year old niece to watch our theatre’s annual Children’s Workshop and its presentation of The Phantom Tollbooth (or if you prefer, Toolbooth). It was throughly delightful. The performers ranged in age from 7-17. Although the older cast members showed more seasoning (no… not cooking… meaning experience), the younger thespians were adorable. I particularly enjoyed the two young ladies who played the imprisoned princesses. At times, I thought they came straight out ofThe Shining as the Grady twins who torment little Danny at the end of the hallway. Only the princesses were far less threatening and much more enchanting. I also liked the use of the Giant Roadmap/Storybook and the turning of its pages as the three travelers made their way to the Castle in the Sky. OH, yes… I did recognize the theme from Driving Miss Daisy which accompanied Milo, Tock, and the Humbug on their journey.  As for my companion, she liked it a lot and could not stop talking about it even after we returned to grandma’s house.

2 thoughts on “Driving Miss….”

  1. I thought the music fit in quite well… course I didn’t know what it was until I asked since I’ve never seen that movie. I thought the princesses were the cutest – course I’m biased. But after seeing all 3 performances and watching them nudge each other for lines, I came to the conclusion that they were the cutest. Set was adorable, and the rest of the cast was great. Overall, a wonderful children’s theatre experience.

  2. By the way, I thought for sure from your title that you were going to be mentioning Morgan Freeman’s driving mishap…

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