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Alexander, Who\'s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move
Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move
"Alexander makes all the right moves." —Washington Times

"Alexander is back and better than ever in this thoroughly enjoyable children's show. In the end, Alexander learns that ultimately, home is where your family is." —Washington Times

"This comic, heartwarming musical will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the anxiety of leaving behind what you know and embracing the challenges of what you don't know." —
Book and lyrics by Judith Viorst. Music by Shelly Markham. Based on Judith Viorst's book Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move.

Cast: 4m., 3w. (with doubling. Some gender flexibility possible. May be expanded to 18 plus roles.) Alexander has just received some really bad news from his parents. His dad has taken a job in a city a thousand miles away, which means that he and his mom and his dad and his bossy older brothers, Nick and Anthony, are going to have to move to a whole new city. And even though his mom says, "Wait, you'll like it," Alexander already knows that he'll hate it. He'll hate it because he'll never have a best friend like Paul again. And he'll never have a great sitter like Rachel again. And he'll never again have his soccer team or his car pool or kids who know him or…Anyway, he can't bear to leave the people and places he loves, so he decides that he won't move. First he tries to live with three different neighbors. Then he tries to build a tent so he can live by himself. Then he decides he'll hide so that his parents'll never find him, but that doesn't work out either. While Alexander barricades his bedroom door, his mom and dad and even his brothers find some special ways to make it easier for Alexander to leave. They also help him to understand that home is "where your family is, where you're with the people who love you best of all." Finally Alexander agrees to leave, but warns that—Do you hear him? He means it!—he's not not not not not not going to move again! Commissioned and premiered by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Unit set. Approximate Running Time: 60 minutes.

Also Available:

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

Music Samples
Not Going to Move
Girls Can Do Anything
What Will They Say
They'll Make You
When I'm Big and They're Small
A Dog's Best Friend is Her Boy
And We Call It Home

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  AA9
Cast Size:  7
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  85
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  60 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Senior Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 1583422846
Publication Date: 08/03/2005
Shelly Markham (composer) was commissioned to write Flavia and the Dream Maker with librettist Doug Haverty and lyricist Bob Garrett in 1991 and enjoyed the experience immensely. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he moved to New York City where he wrote special material for "Captain Kangaroo." He then migrated to Los Angeles, where he collaborated with acclaimed writer Judith Viorst ...More
Judith Viorst was born and raised in New Jersey and has lived in Washington, D.C., since her marriage to political writer Milton Viorst in 1960. They have three adult sons whose names are the same as those of the brothers in her play Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. A graduate of Rutgers University and the ...More
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.

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