The Chardon Middle School Drama Club sponsored by the Geauga Lyric Theater education department will present its spring musical, Bullies Anonymous, May 3 at 7 pm and May 7 at 2 pm at the Geauga Theater. These performances are open to the public for a suggested donation of $2 for students, $5 for adults or $10 per family. The cast of 27 middle school students will host special performances on May 6 for Park, Maple, Hambden and St. Mary’s Elementary Schools. Bullies Anonymous, written by Ron Fink and John Heath, is presented by special permission from Bad Wolf Press of California under the direction of Karen Porter and Julie Douglass.
“Bullies Anonymous is a mini-musical with a helpful message on how to handle bullying through its clever dialogue and catchy tunes.” says GLTG instructor Douglass. “We’ve worked hard to make it playful and fun without being preachy. The cast is very excited to be acting as ambassadors to over 800 local students, to stand against bullying.”
Students from the targeted schools were invited to participate in an essay contest on the topic of bullying. The selected winners will read their essay in a special show cameo. The cast plans on conducting a post- show question and answer session with youth to reinforce the messages of the show. Activity booklets and stickers will be sent home with the student audience to encourage conversations at home on this important social issue.
No reservations are being taken for this show; tickets will be available at the door. The Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water Street on the historic Chardon Square. For further information on our programs, please visit the website at www.geaugatheater.org.
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