GECA debuts play

Published 10:26 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The cast of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day perform with GECA.

Atmore’s Greater Escambia Council for the Arts has been picking on a child – specifically a little boy named Alexander who had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

The community theater’s production of the musical geared for children debuted Thursday in front of students from Escambia Academy, Atmore Christians School and Atmore’s home school program.

Sherrie Hursh, director of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” said the musical was a lot of fun to watch and to be a part of.

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“This was awesome,” Hursh said. “It was a fabulous success. There were 19 kids in it, and they did a wonderful job.”

Hursh said the musical centers around Alexander, a little boy who is having a day during which nothing seems to go his way. The play is based on the classic children’s book of the same name.

“He just has a bad day,” she said. “He has to go to the dentist and he has cavities when none of his other siblings do; his teacher tells him he can’t sing. Nothing is going right.”

In addition to two shows on Thursday, GECA also performed three additional shows over the weekend.

Next up on the bill for GECA will be a production of “Man of La Mancha,” scheduled to debut Saturday, March 17.

Productions of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Cheaper by the Dozen” are also planned for spring and summer.

For information on GECA visit the organization online at www.gecarts.com.