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

Apr 25 – Jun 3
Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre

A musical with book and lyrics by Judith Viorst and music by Shelly Markham

Last night, Alexander went to bed with gum in his mouth and now there’s gum in his hair. There’s no prize in his cereal, and there’s kissing on TV. Yuck! It’s enough to make any kid want to move to Australia. Judith Viorst has adapted her own famous children’s book into this hilarious musical you won’t want to miss!

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Cast & Credits


Alexander: James Hendley
Mom / Mrs. Dickens: Brandy Drzymkowski
​​Dad / Albert / Dr. Fields: Shaan Sharma
Anthony / Paul: Rusty Allen
Nick / Becky: Angie Fisher
Audrey / Shoe Salesman: Sarah Van Deusen

Director: Barrett Guyton
Set Designers: Derek Smith / Hana Goff
Costume Designer: Shea O'Neil
Props Designer: Megan Pressley
Lighting Designer: Erin Kellam
Choreographer: Jenna Haimes
Music Director / Dialect Coach: Zacchaeus Kimbrell
Piano Accompaniment: Steve Sensenig
​Sound Designer: Matt Green
Stage Manager: Sarah Buck
Associate Director of the Barter Players: Barrett Guyton
Artistic Director of the Barter Players: Katy Brown

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