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Monday, July 10, 2017

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Children’s Show at RIFP



MANTEO, NC—Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, presented by the University of North Carolina at Pembroke's (UNCP) Summer Theatre Program, will be held on July 19, 20 and 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. An additional show will be held on Thursday, July 20, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5/ ages 2 and younger are free. They may be purchased in advance at Ticket Sales or the day of the event. Children’s shows sponsored, in part, by Towne Bank, Friends of Elizabeth II and the William and JoAnn Small Family Fund at the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Visit roanokeisland.com for listings of additional children’s shows weekly through August 11.
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 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.
 This summer, a company of seven former and current University of North Carolina at Pembroke's Summer Theatre Program students return to Roanoke Island Festival Park, including Taylor Graham, Deonta White, Deana Moore, Laura Zaetz, Mitchell Nobles, Madison Ramsey, Jessica Martinez, and Ryan Ransom. 
Roanoke Island Festival Park, the home of Elizabeth II, is part of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) a state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susi Hamilton, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
 NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C.  Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, visitwww.ncdcr.gov                                             

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