Best for ages 4-11
Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A terrible, horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But everybody has bad days, sometimes. Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair. The catastrophes continue throughout the day, as Alexander discovers that his mother did not pack dessert in his lunch, and his best friend Paul decides he’s not his best friend anymore. Alexander’s siblings don’t have any cavities, but Alexander does, and at the shoe store, only boring white sneakers are available in Alexander’s size!
Alexander’s struggles with life’s daily dramas will not only entertain, but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that every now and then, bad days happen. In the words of Alexander’s mother, “Some days are like that.” Even in Australia.
In this delightful adaptation of her popular children’s book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander’s rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters.
Adapted by Judith Viorst from her own best selling book.
Produced by California Theatre Center