Judith Viorst's
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
based on the book by Judith Viorst
book and lyrics by Judith Viorst

music by Shelly Markham
directed by Kari Hayter

Study Guide and Program

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PDF: Study Guide
Learn more about ​Alexander—this delightful musical that can put a smile on the crabbiest of faces—in this study guide.
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PDF: Program
Learn more about the production, cast & creative team by downloading ​the program for ​​Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. There are some fun activities, too.

Stories

The Cast of Alexander
Meet the Cast
Seven actors portray nearly 20 different characters and they bring a range of credits and experience to their performances. Read on to meet them.
Australia
Alexander & Australian Fun Facts
In the musical Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Alexander really loves the Land Down Under. We’ve gathered some fun facts about the country’s animals, culture, people and attractions.
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Alexander and His Terrible, Horrible, No Good—Yet Everlasting—Day
Everybody has bad days. But, as young Alexander learns, tomorrow will probably be better. Read more about playwright Judith Viorst’s upbeat view of life.
Judith Viorst
Meet Judith Viorst, Author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Learn more about this prolific author of children’s books and more.
Storytime
SCR Storytime!
In this video, we read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day featuring photos from our Theatre For Young Audiences stage adaptation!

​Photos

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Ensemble #4 (Ricky Abilez), Ensemble #1 (Mitchell Gerrard Johnson), Alexander (Austyn Myers), Shoe Salesman (Robert Collins), Ensemble #2 (Monica Pena), Mother (Janna Cardia) and Ensemble #3 (Cristina Gerla) in ​Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Photo by ​Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Alexander (Austyn Myers), Paul (Ricky Abilez), Mrs. Dickens (Janna Cardia), Nick (Mitchell Gerrard Johnson), Audrey (Cristina Gerla) and Becky (Monika Pena) in ​Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Photo by ​Debora Robinson/SCR.

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​​The cast of ​Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Photo by ​Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Albert (Mitchell Gerard Johnson), Mother (Janna Cardia), Alexander (Austyn Myers), Father (Robert Collins) and Anthony (​Monika Peña) in ​Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Photo by ​Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Audrey (Cristina Gerla), Becky (Monica Pena), Alexander (Austyn Myers), Nick (Mitchell Gerrard Johnson) and Paul (Ricky Abilez) in ​Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Photo by ​Debora Robinson/SCR.

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​​​Albert (Mitchell Gerrard Johnson), Anthony (Monica Pena), Mother (Janna Cardia), Dr. Fields (Robert Collins) and Alexander (Austyn Myers) in​Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Photo by ​Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Paul (Ricky Abilez), Becky (Monica Pena), ​Nick (Mitchell Gerrard Johnson), Audrey (Cristina Gerla), Alexander (Austyn Myers) and Mrs. Dickens (Janna Cardia) in ​Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Photo by ​Debora Robinson/SCR.

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​The cast of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Photo by Tania Thompson/SCR.

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​Albert (Mitchell Gerrard Johnson), Father (Robert Collins), Alexander (Austyn Myers), Mother (Janna Cardia) and Anthony (Monika Peña) in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Photo by ​Debora Robinson/SCR.


Photo: ​The cast of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Photo by ​Debora Robinson.