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

Brooklyn Currents | 12/13/2013 | 0 comments

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2013-14 Target Storybook Series with Theatreworks USA's  

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
at 2 p.m.  Sunday, Jan. 12.

All tickets are $7 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at  The performance is recommended for ages 4 and up.

Have you ever had a really rotten day? Alexander has. There's no dessert for lunch, there's lima beans for dinner, and worst of all, there's kissing on television. It's enough to make you want to move to Australia! Laugh and sing along with Alexander's misadventures in this hilarious musical, featuring book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, author of the best-selling book. 

The mission of Theatreworks USA is to create, produce, and provide access to professional theater for young and family audiences nationwide, including disadvantaged youth and under-served communities. Since their founding in 1961, they have presented more than 90 million children and their families with opportunities to enjoy their theatrical productions in 49 states and Canada. Each season, three million children, many of whom have no other access to the performing arts, attend their original productions in venues as varied as local elementary school gymnasiums, regional fine arts centers, and major Broadway-sized theatres. Theatreworks USA tours about 16 shows each season from their repertoire of 133 plays and musicals.

About the Target Storybook Series
The centerpiece of BCBC's 2013-14 family programming, the Target Storybook Series sponsored by Target stores features performances based on classic and contemporary children's literature and aims to encourage the development of strong reading skills at home in children ages 4 to 8. Each performance is accompanied by a Parents' Guide, with literacy-based activity sheets, reading tips, and discussion topics, giving parents the opportunity to engage their children both before and after the performance. 

Other titles in the 2013-14 Target Storybook Series include Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle; Jim Henson's Sid The Science Kid: Live!; and American Family Theater's The Wizard of Oz. All seats for BCBC's 2013-14 Target Storybook Series are $7-$10. Parents' Guides can be downloaded at

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue

Online orders:

Box Office: (718) 951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm)

Groups of 15 or more: (718) 951-4600, ext. 3331


About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn's diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough. In 2014-15, Brooklyn Center will celebrate its 60th anniversary season, which will correspond with the opening of the new Leonard and Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts has been recognized as both Brooklyn's Best Theater or Theater Group for Kids and Brooklyn's Best Place for Family Bonding by Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect Parents' Picks Awards. 

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