Staying Put

Many young parents weren't even born when Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day came out, but its domination in the children's genre has continued well into the present day. Judith Viorst's classic Alexander trilogy can often be found rubbing spines on bookshelves with Where the Wild Things Are, Madeline and the collected works of Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss, and the first book still consistently ranks among the top children's titles on Viorst has also adapted Alexander's adventures for the stage, writing two musicals with the assistance of composer Shelly Markham. The fruits of their labor will be on display this Sunday at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, when the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration On Tour ensemble rolls in to perform Alexander, Who's Not, Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Going to Move, in which the beloved young protagonist decides he will not participate in his family's move to a new city that is, in his mind, "a thousand miles away." Performances are at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 to $20. Call 972-744-4650 or visit
Sun., Feb. 26, 2 & 4:30 p.m.