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“The Phantom Tollbooth” is a Hit

By Mara Shapiro

December 15, 2011

  Not many people have heard of "The Phantom Tollbooth." As Theatre Director Andrew Sinclair said, "It's one of those hidden gems." Based on the book by Susan Nanus, the play really is a gem for people of all ages. No matter if you're 5 or 55, you will laugh and sympathize wit...

Niles West Theatre’s “The Jungle Book” Amazes the Audience

By Mara Shapiro

December 13, 2010

Picture this: lots of little kids staring intently at the stage in the Robert L. Johnson Auditorium, happy parents smiling, wowed students fascinated by the work their fellow thespians are doing, and a stage with lots of color, music, animal heads, and bongos. This was what Niles West’s The Jungle Book looked like. Niles West’s version of the beloved Disney classic...