BROOKLINE STUDENTS TAKE THE STAGE IN
‘ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY’
AT BOSTON CHILDREN’S THEATRE
-- Performances April 13 – 20 at the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts . Tickets on Sale Now! --
Ever have one of those days? Alexander certainly has! Join Boston Children’s Theatre (BCT) and Brookline students Nicholas Cook, Marisa Lazar and Sebastian Wood as they follow Alexander on his adventure from one mishap to another in the hilarious family musical ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY. ALEXANDER runs April 13 – 20 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
12-year old Nicholas Cook is playing the role of Alexander’s older brother ‘Nick.’ Nicholas was most recently seen in BCT’s production of Legally Blonde and James and the Giant Peach. He also appeared in Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse at BCT. Nicholas has also been seen in The Who’s Tommy at Turtle Lane Playhouse and Seussical with The Footlight Club. A 6th grader at The Edward Devotion School in Brookline, Nicholas has appeared in such school productions as Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Free to Be You and Me, Fiddler on the Roof and James and the Giant Peach.
Playing the role of Alexander’s teacher Mrs. Dickens, 16-year old Marisa Lazar is no stranger to the stage. A junior at Brookline High School, Marisa has appeared in such BCT productions as Legally Blonde, The Velveteen Rabbit and The Drowsy Chaperone.
12-year old Sebastian Wood is playing the lead role of ‘Alexander.’ A 7th grader at The Pierce School, Sebastian has worked with Artbarn Community Theatre in Brookline in the original production of Food of the World & The Flying Ship. At school he has appeared in Beauty and the Beast and Bye Bye Birdie.
Based on the beloved children’s book by Judith Viorst and directed by Ryan Begin, ALEXANDER tells the story of a young boy faced with a myriad of unexpected calamities from gum in his hair to having a cavity, to spilling ink on his father’s desk. With a positive message that reaches people of all generations, ALEXANDER will make you smile, even on the very worst day.
“Everyone can relate to what poor Alexander is going through,” said BCT Executive Director Toby Schine. “We all have our bad days, but I can guarantee it will be a much better day for audiences who come and see this fun, upbeat musical. It’s the perfect theatrical experience for parents and grandparents to share with their children.”
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY will be performed at the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA on April 13, 14, 18, and 20. All performances are at 2 pm. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased by visiting the BCT website at www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org or calling 617-933-8600. School groups can also reserve tickets for weekday performances by contacting the BCT Box Office.
About Boston Children’s Theatre
For over 60 years, Boston Children's Theatre has served as one of the regions premier not-for-profit theaters. Named Best of Boston® 2012 by Boston Magazine for Best Children’s Theatre, BCT’s mission is to provide access to exceptional theatrical experiences dedicated to fostering the artistic and personal development of diverse youth, with a focus on professional training and the development of new works. Programs at Boston Children’s Theatre provide a unique chance for self-discovery and individual expression in a supportive, and productive environment. At BCT, talented and motivated students gather from across traditional boundaries and nationalities to learn about themselves, each other and the world as they create some of the finest theatrical productions in New England.