Florida School Districts Resume Field Trips St. Thomas University Invites Elementary School Children to a FREE Live Performance of a Popular Children’s Book

Miami, FL (January 25, 2022) – To celebrate the return of the age-old practice of student field trips, St. Thomas University (STU) is providing elementary school 3-5th grade students, the opportunity to see a FREE live performance of The Phantom Tollbooth. St. Thomas University’s Musical Theatre students will present the hour-long performances beginning at 10:30am on March 2nd and March 3rd, 2022.

The Phantom Tollbooth follows 10-year-old Milo, an ordinary boy who is bored with everything until he discovers a magic tollbooth in his bedroom. He soon embarks on a trip to Dictionoplis and Digitopolis, where he becomes enchanted by words and charmed by numbers and suddenly finds himself on a mission to save Princesses Rhyme and Reason. Along the way, Milo meets funny characters, including Azaz and Whether Man, and even finds a canine companion named Tock.

The children’s fantasy adventure novel, written by Norton Juster, with illustrations by Jules Feiffer, was first published in 1961 and remains acknowledged as a classic of children’s literature. Based on a 2007 online poll, the U.S. National Education Association listed it as one of the “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children.”  In 2012, the novel ranked as number 21 among all-time children’s novels in a survey published by School Library Journal.

St. Thomas University’s live performance of The Phantom Tollbooth will feature music by Arnold Black and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.

Tickets are FREE for children and adults. Contact Ms. Cheryl Ross, director of STU’s Musical Theatre, by phone at 305-474-6872 or email at Cross4@stu.edu, to reserve your seats. Reservations accepted until February 28,2022 and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Covid-19 protocols will be in place.

About St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University (STU) is a private, non-profit Catholic institution committed to the academic and professional success of its students who become ethical leaders in our global community. Rich with cultural and international diversity, STU is the only Catholic archdiocesan-sponsored university in Florida. On our beautiful campus and online, the university’s College of Science, College of Law, College of Business and Biscayne College offer 61 undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degree programs.