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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

February 9 – March 31, 2018

Based on the book by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz 

Directed by Cara Gabriel 

Recommended for all ages


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. 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. Uuuugggghhh.


All performances are held at Glen Echo Park.


Special Performances

Friday, February 9 at 7:00 pm

Pay-What-You-Can Pajama Party! Wear your pajamas and be the first to see the show. PLUS free milk and cookies. Pay-What-You-Can is cash only and first-come, first-serve at the door.


Saturday, February 10 at 11am and 2pm

Meet the author Judith Viorst in a special meet-and-greet between the 11am and 2pm shows! Judith will be signing books that can be purchased at the box office between 12:00–1:30 pm.


Saturday, February 17 at 2pm

American Sign Language Interpreted Performance. An interpreter will be available for children or adults with hearing impairment. 


Special Talkback! We are excited to announce a free talk back for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day patrons with Patient First's Nurse Carla Krulla on who will answer parent and kid questions about what to do when your child is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Patient First is an amazing place to go when your terrible, horrible days require personal attention and professional care.


Sunday, February 18 at 2pm

Rotary Day at Adventure Theatre Join fellow Rotary members at Adventure Theatre, the region’s longest running children’s theatre and training academy and recipient of the Community Impact Award from the County Executive Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, The Nonprofit Village's Making a Difference Award, and numerous Helen Hayes Awards for Excellence in Theater.


Saturday, March 24 at 2pm

Sensory/Autism Friendly Performance. The lights will be dimmed and the sound will be turned down for children with sensitivities. 













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