Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day


11 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013
Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Tickets: $18 adults, $15 children

Image: AlexanderIn a delightful performance recommended for children ages 4 to 8, Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts presents Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, a Two Beans Productions' musical based on the classic book of the same name by Judith Viorst, at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 children.

Audience members will laugh and sing along with Alexander's misadventures in this hilarious musical production as they discover, along with Alexander, that sometimes, everyone has one of those kinds of days - even in Australia. Alexander can tell it's going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day when he wakes up with gum in his hair, trips on a skateboard, and then accidentally dries his wet face with his good sweater - all before breakfast. Alexander's day continues to go downhill, as his teacher doesn't like his drawing of an invisible castle, the shoe store is out of the sneakers he wants, and he accidentally makes a big mess in his dad's office. There's no dessert for lunch, there's lima beans for dinner, and even worse, he has to wear his polka-dot pajamas to bed. It's enough to make Alexander want to move to Australia.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a 60-minute musical, with no intermission, featuring five actors. The book and lyrics are written by Judith Viorst, who also wrote the original book upon which the musical is based. Music is by Shelly Markham, with direction by Rob Barron (TheatreworksUSA's "Charlotte's Web," "Ramona Quimby" and "Romeo & Juliet") and choreography by Cynthia Thole (TheatreworksUSA's "Mike Mulligan," "Ferdinand the Bull").

Tickets and subscriptions are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on April 19, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 270