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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

March 9–25, 2018
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Some days you wish you hadn't gotten out of bed. It is that kind of day for Alexander, but not for fans of Judith Viorst's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Daywhich comes to life under the direction of Steve Davis on the Theatre Bristol ARTspace stage, 506 State Street, weekends March 16 through 25.

"In this musical 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 go 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" (Dramatic Publishing).

Alexander is played by Owen Griffith, along with an ensemble cast including Abigail Combs, Zaiah Gray, Ava White, and Mason White, and parents Elizabeth Burns and Steve Baskett.

Director Davis is supported byassistants Steve Baskett and Samantha Gray, stage managers Suzanne Eleas and Cindi Brooks, choreographer Camille Gray, costumer Marley Hillman, lighting designer Paul Pratt, light and sound operators Albert Tester and Talia Kestner, pianist Dishon Smith, music operators Eleas, Brooks, and Holly Griffith, and properties mistress Terra White.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Dayopens March 16, and runs for two weekends at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 5:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm, a 10:30 am show on March 24, and closing on March 25. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, and available at www.TheatreBristol.org.

For more information, visit Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email info@theatrebristol.org.