NJ Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" at WheatonArts on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2 p.m. Part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival. The show is presented by Surflight Theatre.

2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23
in the WheatonArts Event Center

FREE and open to the public! Appropriate for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival.

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Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day! But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander’s rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he’s not his best friend anymore. And if that’s not bad enough, Alexander’s brothers don’t have any cavities, but he does. And just when it can’t get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and —yuck!— kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to move to Australia. 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 bad days happen, even in Australia. Commissioned and premiered by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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The Stages Festival is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Alliance. Major funding is also provided by Bank of America, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, and PSEG Foundation. Additional support is provided by individuals, corporations, and foundations such as The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Fund for the New Jersey Blind, and George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust.