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Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move

"Alexander makes all the right moves..."

Washington Times

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy
  • 60 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Target Audience: Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18), Children (Age 6 - 10), Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary
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 bed-room 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! 


"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."

Jany Blanchard, 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."

Premiere Production: Commissioned and premiered by The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
  • Casting: 4M, 3F
  • Casting Notes: Some gender flexibility possible. May be expanded to 18 plus roles.)