The Phantom Tollbooth Jr. Musical

Bert Bowes Middle School Presents The Phantom Tollbooth Jr. Musical

Fort St. John citizens will pass through a marvellous, magical tollbooth and discover new ways they can use grammar and math to exceed expectations and explore possibilities through BERT BOWES MIDDLE SCHOOL’s performance of The Phantom Tollbooth JR., happening FEB 25 AND 26.

The Phantom Tollbooth JR. tells the story of a ten-year-old named Milo, who is so bored with the world that nothing ever interests him, least of all the things or people that should. One day Milo discovers a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Upon driving through the Tollbooth’s gates, Milo commences a fantastic adventure which playfully draws inspiration from grammatical and mathematical concepts. Armed with a dictionary and pencil and accompanied by a faithful “watch” dog Tock, Milo must battle the demons of ignorance, re-unite the kingdoms of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis and achieve the “impossible” mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom. Throughout The Phantom Tollbooth JR. we see Milo learn ‘what you can do is often a matter of what you will do’ and experience how much better life can be when he engages in the world with curiosity and imagination. The students are embracing the spirit of the musical by coming together as a team to use different art forms to present their interpretation of this classic story.

When:  FEB 26 AT 7:30 PM  (community show)
There will also be two school shows, FEB 25 @ 10am and 1pm


Tickets may be purchased at the Cultural Centre or online at

Any one who does not attend runs the risk of being stuck in the Doldrums and becoming a Lethargarian.