Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Click here to check out a wonderful story featuring our Director, Virginia Tipps and actors Olivia Hendrix and Brian Jones Jr. who met with Gina Fann to share some of their insights on the creative process for Alexander.

Meet the Cast and Crew

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Featured Cast Bios

Liv Hendrix (Alexander) is very excited that you have come out to see her in this fantastic show! Her other roles at MTSU include ensemble in Kiss Me Kate, as well as being a StoryBandit. As a StoryBandit, she gets the privilege of sharing stories children have written with them through performance, and getting to do some of that in Alexander is equally amazing. I would like to thank my family for all their support, Logan Mia and Jared for all the laughter that keeps me going, and Jette and Virginia for creating this beautiful world. Enjoy the show! 


Jacob Denney (Singer) is a sophomore and is so excited to be a part of this talented cast! This is his third show at MTSU. His previous credits include: JD (Heathers), Jack (Into The Woods), Doody (Grease), and Ensemble in (9 To 5) and (Kiss Me Kate) (MTSU). He would like to thank his family and friends for all the support they have given him, and he hopes you enjoy the show!


Grant Malone (Singer) is so excited to be in his 3rd MTSU production. Last Spring he was so honored to be in Spring Awakening as Otto, and then he was in Kiss Me Kate as Paul. He also has worked with The Wordplayers of Knoxville several times! 


Meredith Aydelott (Singer) is a junior theatre major and musical theatre minor. Her past performances include A Midsummer Night's Dream (Moth), Wait Until Dark (Gloria), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Pharaoh's Attendant), 9 to 5 (Ensemble), The Secret Garden (Alice), and Kiss Me, Kate (Ensemble). Meredith is so grateful to have been a part of this production and to have worked with all of these wonderful folks. She'd like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her!


Bri Wood (Singer) is beyond ecstatic to be joining the cast of Alexander! She is a senior theatre major with a minor focus in musical theatre performance. You may have recently seen her as ‘ensemble’ in MTSU’s production of Kiss Me, Kate! Jennifer in Greener Pastures: a New Musical, and Mary Warren in Artist Community Theatre’s production of The Crucible. Bri would like to thank her coach Stephanie, her family, and friends for supporting her while she follows her dreams! 


Jenysa Erskine (Singer) is a Senior at MTSU and this will be the first and last performance on Tucker Stage since she is graduating in May! She  would just like to thank everyone who has helped her on this journey and will look forward to working with everyone again someday in the future. Don’t forget friends...Act Well Your Part. 


Sam Nicksic (Phillip) is a Freshman Theatre Major at MTSU, some of his favorite shows he has acted in include: KISS Me, Kate!, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, Shrek The Musical, and Beauty and the Beast. Samuel is feeling incredibly grateful to be part of such a fun show with an amazing cast, and is taking with him a new appreciation for children’s theatre and his peers! Checked in!



Garrison Stallings (Father) is a senior at MTSU. He is a transfer student from Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville. Garrison has starred in The Seagull (as Medvedenko) at Pellissippi State and 9 to 5 (as Dick) and Everybody (as a Somebody) here at MTSU. He is excited to be a part of this production and would like to thank his family and girlfriend Melissa for their love and support.


Dale Clifford (Dr. Fields) is so excited to be participating in his second musical with MTSU and the fourth musical in his acting career. He is a Psychology major that loves acting if you can believe that and he is a freshmen in his second semester. He has had a blast being able to help add to the energy and creativity that this show demands and he hopes you all enjoy! “Now, open wide!” 


Kaleb Stone (Shoe salesman) is thrilled to be in his second production here at MTSU. He has loved stepping back into the “shoes” of a child, and looking at things from their perspective! Kaleb is exited for audience members young and old to connect with their inner child and go on a journey traveling near, far, and maybe even down under, with the talented cast of Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day!


Jaylin Braden (Dreamer) is excited to make his MTSU debut in Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. A native of Nashville, Jaylin has been involved in the Theatre world from an early age, appearing in shows such as: A Christmas Carol, Seussical, School House Rock Live, A Raisin in the Sun, and Big River. He is thankful to be working with such a warm and loving cast and is excited to help tell this incredible story to audiences of all ages. 


Caelin Crips (Dreamer) is a sophomore theatre major and secondary education minor at MTSU, who is making his debut on the Tucker Theatre stage. He is thrilled to be apart of such an animated and original production as this one is! Previously, Caelin has appeared in two original musicals with the DeKalb Performing Arts Company (based in Smithville, TN) and performed in numerous dramas over the years with his youth group Relentless Student Ministries. He wants to thank his loved ones, friends, and church family for all of their constant support. He hopes that you have a wonderful, delightful, not bad, very good time watching the show!


Paloma Diaz (Dreamer) is a junior here at MTSU! She has always loved performing on stage since the age of 3! After graduation she hopes to work as an acting coach and hopefully in children's theatre! 


Lydia Greub (Dreamer) is very excited to be making her MTSU stage debut in “Alexander...”!  Lydia, a freshman studying Theatre Education, also sings with the MTSU Women's Chorale.  When she's not in rehearsals, she enjoys spending time with friends, participating with the Best Buddies club on campus, and watching endless hours of Tik Toks!  Lydia would like to thank her friends and family for always being her biggest fans.


Brian Jones Jr. (Dreamer) is a senior at MTSU, he is double majoring in Theatre and Video and Film Production with a minor in Art. This is Brian’s first play and he is grateful that it is a children’s play as he is excited to perform the show for the kids. Brian would like to thank his idol Devin Bowles because without him he wouldn’t be in the Theatre Department and wouldn’t have built up the courage to audition. Brian is very thankful for having such a great friend in his life.  


Damitri Mullens (Dreamer) is so grateful to be here! Being in Alexander has been an amazing and different experience for him. He’s never done a children’s show, so it was awesome to get the chance to help put one together! It’s very different from any other show in the past but that’s not a bad thing, it’s really helping him to expand his horizons and strengthen his acting. Most of all, he’s glad he had such a great cast and crew to work with.






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