May 5th, 2013

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

Performed by special permission from: Dramatic Publishing

Directed by: Josiah Donnell

for Players Club of Swarthmore’s
Children’s Theater Series

Production dates:
All Performance’s on PCS 2nd Stage

Day Date Time
Saturday February 9th 4:30 PM
Sunday February 10th 11:00 AM
Friday February 15th 7:00 PM
Saturday February 16th 4:30 PM
Sunday February 17th 11:00 AM

Ticket Prices: Adults are $10.00 each and Children under 12 are $8.00, Cash and Check only. All Children 2 and Under are Free. Anyone 3 or older needs to pay the general admission price. There are no pre-sale tickets. All Tickets are sold at the door, the day of the performance.

Group Rate: We do offer group rates for groups of 15 or more. The group rate is $9.00 for Adults (13 and older) and $7.00 for Children (3-12 years old). If you know of a group coming to one of your performances please contact

Birthday Parties: We offer birthday packages for parents to bring their child’s birthday party to the show. We offer cupcakes and a special meet and greet with the characters. Email us at for more details!


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.



Alexander Edward Donlevie
Mother Elena Knickman
Father Jim Carroll
Ensemble 1 Lacey Kurz
Ensemble 2 Kate LeSage
Ensemble 3 Meghan Hindmarch
Ensemble 4 Courtney Gardner


Production Staff
Director Josiah Donnell
Assistant Director Jim Carroll
Costumer Reba Ferdman
Sound Design Davida Weiler Stone
Lighting Design Ryan Stone
Choreographer Josiah Donnell
Music Director Josiah Donnell



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