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Middle Tennessee State University and The Department of Theatre and Dance invites you to join us for… 

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

“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”
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will run April 2nd – 7th, 2020, with Special Matinee performances on April 6th and 7th at 10:00 a.m.

These private Matinee performances are for young audiences and guests.  We hope your students, parents, teachers and guests will join us for this exciting and fun show. We ask that you RSVP with the Matinee Reservation Form by email or phone with or 615-904-8230 no later than March 1st, 2020 to secure seating. 

Below is some information to book your reservation for the matinee performances in Tucker Theatre on the campus of MTSU.

Alexander Matinee Reservation Form

This is the reservation confirmation and invoice form. Fill this out and send it back to to reserve your spot! First come first serve with seating limited to 800 students and guests. A discounted rate of $3.00 per student with a limit 1 free admission chaperone or guest per every 10 students.

Matinee Performance Parking Information

Not sure where we are located? Riding here on a bus? Need help finding parking for your Chaperones and Guests. This document should help you find your way here and ensure you are adhering the university policies regarding parking.

Alexander Curriculum Standards Information

Want to make the most of this experience? Need help tying your classroom curricular standards to enhance the educational opportunity of your trip? This document helps guide educators on the standards addressed by this amazing musical. 

We look forward to seeing you in April!

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