Based on the bestselling children's book by Judith Vorst

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 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. Commissioned and premiered by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Book and Lyrics by Judith Viorst. Music by Shelly Markham.

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Nov 21st @ 10:00am  
  • Thursday, Nov 21st @ 12:30pm  
  • Friday, Nov 22nd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 23rd @ 3:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 23rd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov 24th @ 3:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

Carco Theater:

1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton, WA 98057

Show Notes:

Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays, Sept. 21-Nov. 16.  See the production schedule in the pdf dropdown.

Parent Meeting

Saturday, September 21st 9:30am

9:30-10:30 for new parents 10:30-11:30 for all parents 2nd Parent Meeting October 19th, 9:30am



A kid who is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. As he gets up, the chewing gum that was in his mouth last night somehow ends up in his hair. He trips on the skateboard and drops his sweater in the sink while the water is running.


Alexander's older brother.


Alexander's best friend.


Alexander's older brother.


A girl in Alexander's class at school.


The teacher's pet in Alexanders class at school.


A boy in Alexander's class at school.


A boy in Alexander's class at school.


Alexander's Mom keeps peace between Alex and his siblings and gets them to all of their activities and appointments.

Mrs. Dickens

Alexander's teacher at school.


Alexander's dad. The man of the house.

Dr. Fields

Alexander's dentist.

Shoe Salesman

An over eager salesman at the shoe store.


A girl in Alexander's class at school.


A girl in Alexander's class at school.


A girl in Alexander's class at school.


A girl in Alexander's class at school.