THEATRE + COMEDY
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
March 5 - March 26, 2011
We’ve all been there… BAD DAYS! From Judith Viorst’s popular 1970’s children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, this wonderfully fun musical version will play Saturdays at 1pm and 4pm from March 5 – 26; Special 11:30am Spring Break performances on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, March 14, 15, 16, and 18. Performances are at Main Street Theater–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Boulevard in the Museum District.
About Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
"I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there's gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." This delightful musical, last seen at MST in 2000, is an audience pleaser that teaches children of all ages to share their feelings and to understand that bad days can happen to anyone - even in Australia!
About Author Judith Viorst
Judith Viorst lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, political writer Milton Viorst. They have three grown sons: Anthony Jacob Viorst, Nicholas Nathan "Nick" Viorst, and Alexander Noah Viorst.
Among Viorst's books for children is the "Alexander" series (including Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), whose narrator is a 5-year-old boy who lives with his parents and two brothers, Anthony and Nick named for Viorst's own three sons.
She also penned the musical Love & Shrimp with Shelly Markham. The Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati hosted a performance of Love & Shrimp, starring Deb Girdler, Pamela Myers and Shelley Bamberger, in the spring of 1999.
Viorst's books for adults include nonfiction psychology books such as "Grown-up Marriage", Imperfect Control, Necessary Losses, and People and other Aggravations. Viorst is also a newspaper columnist and has written frequently for The New York Times and The Washington Post, and has been a contributing editor to Redbook magazine.
About the Production
Daria James returns to MST to direct Alexander… after directing last season’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Main Street. Miriam Daly is the music director. Mitchell Greco (Busytown) plays Alexander. The rest of the cast includes Brandon Balque, Lauren Dolk, Mitchell Greco, Gerald Guidry, Jessica Knapp, Alan Hall, Jessica Knapp, and Reggie Talley.
The design team includes Meghan C. Hakes (set design), Michael Clark (lighting design), Macy Perrone (costume design), Michael Mullins (sound design), and Richard Solis (properties design). Meghan C. Hakes is the choreographer. RicOrnel Productions is designing the video projections. Caroline Scott is the Production Stage Manager.
Ticket prices for public performances are $12 and $14. Tickets are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office at 2540 Times Blvd. in Rice Village, via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at mainstreettheater.com. Group rates are available. No children under 3 are admitted in the theater (including sleeping babies).
Special performances and rates are available for school matinees. Call 713.524.9196 ext 101 or visit the website.
Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten grade and up.
Since 1975, Main Street Theater has produced high quality professional theater for audiences of all ages through its MainStage productions and its Theater for Youth. The Main Street Theater Kids On Stage program offers performing arts classes and camps for children 5 years to 14 years of age. The organization produces plays at two locations, 2540 Times Boulevard in Rice Village and 4617 Montrose Boulevard at Chelsea Market.
Main Street Theater is a member of the Fresh Arts Coalition, a collaboration of 25 arts organizations that work collectively to raise awareness of the size and diversity of the arts in Houston, and a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theaters. Main Street Theater offers a lively year-round repertory of classic and contemporary plays for audiences of all ages and provides a much-needed showcase for Houston theater professionals.
Main Street Theater is also a member of Actors’ Equity Association and of ASSITEJ, the world theatre network of theatre for children and young people. Main Street Theater is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston and the Houston Arts Alliance, as well as the Texas Commission on the Arts.