Saturday, December 18, 2010

Alexander

Today, we're headed down to the Coterie Theatre to see a live version of Judith Viorst's classic, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". We're all very excited. In 7th or 8th grade, I memorized this book for a speech contest, where I completely bombed. And I mean bombed. However, I still LOVE this book. Noel & Lennon do too. There's also a cute HBO Storybook musical version that they dig, and Lennon likes to walk around singing, "I've had a TERRIBLE! I've had a HORRIBLE! I've had a TERRIBLE! HORRIBLE! NO GOOD! VERY BAD! DAYYYYYY," which I need to catch on video. I hope the live version lives up to the book and musical versions with which we're already familiar. I've heard good things. I'm hopeful everyone will enjoy themselves.

I've also got chicken pot pies in the oven, and my mom is bringing over apple crisp...somehow I don't think this is going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

3 comments:

Ruthie B in Love said...

I would love to see that play and can't wait to hear back on how it went. And, yes, you must capture that little performance on tape. It is stunning how quickly they become men.

icancarryallthebagsandthebabiestoo said...

OOoooooooh! How was it???

I love this book. It's one of my favorites!

Laura Seymour said...

anna, it was SO good. an adorable play. so glad we took the boys. really delightful.