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Alexander Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move
Book and Lyrics by Judith Viorst | Music by Shelly Markham
Friday, March 11 & 12 | 7:00pm
Saturday, March 18 & 19 | 3:00pm & 7:00pm
A Note from the Director
“When pondering, ALEXANDER WHO’S NOT, NOT, NOT, NOT, NOT, NOT GOING TO MOVE, I started to think about the emotions that can come with moving, like uncertainty, loss, fear, and anxiety. These are all reflected in this musical as Alexander denies, schemes, pouts, grumps, gets mad and sad at the thought of leaving his friends and neighbors. But in his emotional journey, and with the love and support of his family, he finds a way to open his heart and mind to a life that includes change. I think we all can learn from Alexander about how we can muster up the strength to take on the challenges that life brings to us all.” -Julie Gabel
Director…. Julie Gabel
Music Director…. Betsy Jilka
Choreographer…. Gail Leftwich
Stage Manager…. Sarah Fantinel
Assistant Stage Manager…. Sam Morris
Head of Production …. Shannon Miller
Lighting Design…. Laura Happel
Props Coordinator…. Laura Happel
Charge Artist…. Addie Griffin
Costume Design…. Tanner McAlpin
Set Design…. Kim Powers
Sound Effects Design…. *Caroline Sanders
Master Electrician/Assistant Technical Director…. Laura Happel
Master Carpenter/Assistant Technical Director…. Elijah DeWitt
Songs (In order)
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
After the Show
Car Ride Questions
- If you performed in this musical, which character would you want to play?
- If you met Alexander in real life, what would you ask him?
- How would you try to make Alexander feel better?
- Who was your favorite character? Why do you like them?
- Have you ever had to make a big move? How did it feel? If you haven’t, what do you think would be the hardest part?
PAUL…. *Matthew Bragg
ANTHONY/MELANIE ROONEY/CHRISTINE ROONEY…. *Grayson Reckner
SWOOZIE/RACHEL…. Kylie Groom Stacy
AUDREY/SAMANTHA ROONEY/LOUISE ROONEY…. Avery Valdez
NICK/ALBERT/JOANNE ROONEY/ANDREA ROONEY…. Kayla Henderson
ALEXANDER…. Isaac Sides
MOTHER/MRS. BALDWIN/MRS. OBERDORFER…. Mollie Armour
FATHER/MR. BALDWIN/MR. ROONEY/SEYMOUR/MR. FRIENDLY…. Steven Marzolf
MOVER/UNDERSTUDY: GRAYSON RECKNER…. Thatcher Reckner
MOVER/UNDERSTUDY: ISAAC SIDES…. *Uma Kyles
DRAMATURG/UNDERSTUDY: KYLIE GROOM STACY…. *Evelyn Longwell
MOVER/UNDERSTUDY: Avery Valdez…. *Addie Lundy
UNDERSTUDY: KAYLA HENDERSON… *Ameya Nambiar
*Member of TRAC-Trike Theatre’s Resident Acting Company. TRAC is a 9 month training program that gives young artists experience working on our Mainstage productions, both onstage and off. This program brings young artists of all backgrounds together to build foundational skills, cultivate strong bonds and connections between the young artists in our community, and build the next generation of artists in Northwest Arkansas. For more information on this program, please contact Chris Tennison at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grayson Reckner (Anthony, Melanie Rooney, Christine Rooney) is in 12th grade. His previous credits include lead in production of M.A.S.H, Night of Winter One Acts: (Action News, Who Wants to be a Cheerleader, The Rise and Fall of Agapatus), Peter/Wendy, and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. He enjoys writing original works, sketch comedy and being a professional awesome person. He would like to give a shout out to the wonderful audience, for without them, there would no longer be anyone to share this amazing show with.
Addie Lundy (Mover, Understudy for Avery Valdez) is in 9th grade. Her favorite performance credits include Trike Theatre’s Narnia, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Tiger in My Soup, Next Gen, Alice in Wonderland, Peter/Wendy and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She enjoys Acting and fun fact: she collects buttons. She would like the thank her plant, Dexter as well as her new plants whose names she has forgotten.
Thatcher Reckner (Mover, Understudy Greyson Reckner and Matthew Bragg) is in 9th grade. His previous performance credits include, The Birthday of The Infanta (Narrator) Trike Theatre’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Leroy Herdman) and Short Stories of Oscar Wilde. He loves musicals including Hamilton, In The Heights, and Les Mis. He loves reading, playing the piano, basketball, football and baking. He would like to thank his mom and older brother for helping him prepare for this show. He would like to thank his family for helping him and supporting him and being awesome. He would also like to thank Lin-Manuel Miranda for making him fall in love with theater and the awesome people at Trike that make these shows possible.
Isaac Sides (Alexander) is in 8th grade. His previous performance credits include multiple locations: The Studio Theatre-Ralphie Parker, A Christmas Story the Musical, Bruce Bogtrotter, Matilda, King Agnarr/Oaken, Frozen Jr. Argenta Community Theatre-Ensemble, Ragtime. Arts Live Theatre-Clarence, It’s a Wonderful Life and Trike Theatre’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. He enjoys piano, choir, Dungeons and Dragons, robotics, writing plays, and singing. He would like to thank Trike for allowing him the opportunity to learn and grow in his love of theatre.
Kylie Groom Stacy (Swoozie, Rachel) is a Trike Theatre Resident Actor/Teaching Artist and is grateful to work for this awesome company! Her previous performance credits include, Trike Theatre’s, A Year With Frog and Toad and Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Other performance credits include Titanic at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Frontier Follies and Hits At The Hollow at Silver Dollar City, Kiss Me, Kate and Into The Woods at Edmond Summerstock. She has 4 rescue dogs named Athena, Tyr, Artemis and Aphrodite (Dede for short). She LOVES Hallmark Christmas movies and also works at Dance By Eliese as a dance instructor and NWA Princess Parties as a performer. She would like to give a shout out to her hubby, Jeb, for putting up with her chaotic energy and hectic schedule.
Evelyn Longwell (Dramaturg, Understudy: Kylie Groom Stacy) is in 7th grade. Her previous performance credits include Trike Theatre’s Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (Lilly) Peter Pan (Curly/Jane) Junie B Jones (Lennie) Shakespeare Camp – As You Like It (Duke) and Peter/Wendy (Peter). She would like to thank her family for their support and help with this show. I would also like to thank my two friends, Meg and Aylin, for helping me memorize my lines. I also thank my fellow cast members, for being kind and supportive, as well as just some cool people.
Avery Valdez (Audrey, Samantha Rooney, Louise Rooney) is in 5th grade. Her previous performance credits include, Audrey in Junior Shakespeare, Acrobat in The Circus Show, Anita Hay in The Other Wizarding School, Christmas Cabaret, Mr. Smee in Peter Pan, Iago in Aladdin, and QuianPo/The Matchmaker in Mulan, and Janet/Understudy for Gladys in Trike Theatre’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She loves to animate and draw digitally. She would like to thank her family for supporting her.
Ameya Nambiar (Understudy: Kayla Henderson) is in 8th grade. Her previous performance credits include, The Ugly Duckling and Trike Theatre’s The Jungalbook. She loves singing and playing the piano. She would like to thank her family, her friends, and everyone who made this show happen.
Caroline Sanders (Sound Effects Design) is in 8th grade. Her previous performance credits include Trike Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, Sleepy Hollow and Peter/Wendy. She enjoys baking, art, cheerleading, and singing. She would like to thank Ella, her parents, Trike, Kylie and Lucy.
Kayla Henderson (Nick, Albert, Joanne Rooney, Andrea Rooney) Her previous performance credits include Arts Live Theatre: Annie Jr, Tom Sawyer, My Son Pinocchio Jr, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beauty and The Beast Jr, Animal Farm, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Aladdin Jr, The Secret Garden, A Wrinkle in Time, Into the Woods Jr, Jane Eyre, Junie B. Jones Jr the Musical, Willy Wonka Jr, Monster Hunters, Wizard of Oz Jr. (tech), Little Women, The Ada Project, Alice and Cyber Land ACO: Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Into the Woods (tech) Trike Theatre: Madagascar a Musical Adventure, Mary Poppins Jr., Sideway Stories from Wayside School (tech). She enjoys singing, acting, and playing the ukulele. She would like to thank her mum and family who support her in everything she does. “Love you!”
Mollie Armour (Mother, Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs. Oberdorfer) Mollie is an Arkansas native, born and raised in Fort Smith. She received her MFA in Acting from University of Arkansas and her BFA in Acting from Oklahoma City University. She also studied for two years at Playhouse West School and Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. She is an Intimacy Director and Somatic Voicework Instructor as well as an associate casting director and Intimacy Coordinator with Actors Casting Agency in NWA. Mollie has been a teaching artist in Arkansas since 2014. She previously taught performing arts classes at UAFS Academy of the Arts and at University of Arkansas. Many of her private acting and voice students have won multiple national and regional awards. As well as being a teacher and performer, she is also a director and playwright. She specializes in physical theatre, vocal pedagogy, acting theory, and working with students of neurodiversity. Her mission is to inspire deeper understanding and empathy through storytelling and connection.
Steven Marzolf (Father, Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Rooney, Seymour, Mr. Friendly) Steven Marzolf is the head of the undergraduate acting program at the University of Arkansas. He has taught acting classes and workshops with professional theatre companies, as well as many universities and acting studios around the country. Steven has been a member of the actor’s union (AEA) since 2011. He has acted in Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse and Peter Pan for Trike; A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare in Love, Ms. Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley, Great Expectations, All The Way, Amadeus, The Spiritualist, The Fall of the House, and the Arkansas New Play Festival for Theatresquared. He also directed Romeo and Juliet in Concert, a collaboration between T2 and The South Arkansas Symphony in El Dorado, Arkansas. Regional acting credits include: Cyrano in Cyrano De Bergerac at Riverside Theatre, Coriolanus in Coriolanus at The Old Globe Theatre, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival along with several more productions at The Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, In Tandem Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where he was a part of the original production of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning play August: Osage County. He has directed: The Glass Menagerie for Riverside Theatre in Iowa City, Crave for The Side Project in Chicago, The Trojan Women for Stella Adler Institute in NYC, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for NWA Shakespeare Festival/Trike Theatre and several productions for Opera Fayetteville, University of Tulsa and University of Arkansas. He holds an MFA in acting from The Old Globe Theatre/University of San Diego Professional Actor Training Program.
Uma Kyles (Mover, Understudy: Isaac Sides) is in 8th grade. Her previous performance credits include Trike Theatre’s A Wrinkle in Time, Charlotte’s Web, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Sideways Stories from Wayside School and Peter/Wendy. She would like to thank her family, her best friend, and the Trike community.
Matthew Bragg (Paul) is in 11th grade. His previous performance credits include Aladdin the Musical, Newsies the Musical, The Count’s Daughter, Trike Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Peter/Wendy, and Sound Design for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. He would like to thank his mom, dad and his brother, Daniel.
Sarah Fantinel (Stage Manager) is joining Trike Theatre for the second time as Stage Manager. She has 11 years of theatre experience. She enjoys writing, crochet, knitting, and reading. She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her through this whole journey.
Thank you to the students, parents and families for supporting our young artists and Trike Theatre!
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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We gather here today on the ancestral lands that were home to the Quapaw, Caddo, and Osage people. We acknowledge and show respect to these indigenous people that occupied this land in the past, in the present, and those who will occupy them in the future. We acknowledge the ties these tribes had with the land in both spirit and with natural resources and hope that what we do here today will honor the legacy that Native people continue to build.
Trike Theatre is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and a proud Affiliate Artist of Walton Arts Center. Trike Theatre, also known as Tricycle Theatre for Youth, is based in Bentonville and dedicated to enriching and transforming the lives of young people through exceptional theatre experiences.
© MMV Book and Lyrics by JUDITH VIORST
Music by SHELLY MARKHAM
The Musical was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts and was first produced in
2003 at the Kennedy Center.
All Rights Reserved (ALEXANDER, WHO’S NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT
GOING TO MOVE)
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING
COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois