‘Alexander …And The Very Bad Day’ Playing At Festival Park

Posted By on July 14, 2017

The 2017 Children’s Performance Series at Roanoke Island Festival Park continues with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, live on stage in Manteo, presented by the University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s (UNCP) Summer Theatre Program.

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 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.

 This summer, a company of seven former and current University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Summer Theatre Program students return to Roanoke Island Festival Park, including Taylor Graham, Deonta White, Deana Moore, Laura Zaetz, Mitchell Nobles, Madison Ramsey, Jessica Martinez, and Ryan Ransom.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will be performed live in the Indoor Theatre on July 19, 20, and 21 at 10:30am, with an additional evening show on Thursday, July 20, at 6pm.

Tickets are $5 for ages 3 and up, and admission is free for ages 2 and younger. They may be purchased in advance at the park’s Ticket Sales desk or on the day of the event. 

This event is sponsored, in part, by Towne Bank, Friends of Elizabeth II and the William and JoAnn Small Family Fund at the Outer Banks Community Foundation. 

Click here to see the full schedule children’s shows coming to Roanoke Island Festival Park this summer, playing weekly through August 11.

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Posted by Matt Artz

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