2011 Season - Term 1 & 2 - Children's Anti-Bullying Show
Original script by Tony Appleby B.Ed,
Music by Tony, Tim Smith (Dip.Ed) & Luke Hunter (Dip.Ed)
Cost $ 7.70 per student (incl. GST) Minimum show fee $ 770.00
Primary (Kinder/Prep - Grade 6) - Duration: 50 minutes
Key Themes: Bullying, Racism, Problem Solving, Fitting In, Self Image.
Key Learning Areas: Drama, Music, Dance, Student Welfare.
Music Styles: Pop, Country, Rap, Swing, Robo Techno, Jazz, March, Operatic, Reggae, Rock.
Music written with Tim Smith (Dip.Ed.) & Luke Hunter (Dip.Ed.)- Musical Directors who have worked on professional tours of "Billy Elliot", "Jersey Boys", "Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Lion King", "SHOUT!", "Falsettos", "Leader of the Pack", "Oh! What A Night!", "FAME!", "Bombshells", "Beauty & the Beast" & tours of Barbara Streisand, Michael Ball & Michael Crawford.
About the play: Bellamy the young Bison Bull loves his enclosure at the zoo, but not the other Bison Bulls who bully him!! Being the focus of the “Bully Bull-Ring” is tough for a young Bison when none of the adult herd seem to notice. Now name calling, being left out & getting roughed up have become part of everyday life. How much can one Bison bare?? Join Bellamy as he escapes his enclosure & travels the zoo learning the animal kingdom’s solution to bullying. Will he “Rise Above It” like a Giraffe, use the “Camouflage” of a Zebra, or find a “Better Buddy” like the Polar Bear? Which way works best? The characters all perform their own song & dance numbers to help Bellamy understand different approaches to resolving the issues of bullying. With lesson plans & question time incorporating the ideals of programmes such as “You Can Do It” & “Better Buddies” just to name a few. Ideal for schools focussing on bullying into the future.
The show is a fully staged musical.
It is 55 minutes long with a cast of 2 - 1 male & 1 female.
-a low portable stage – 30 cm high, 4 meters wide, 2 meters deep;
-full sound system with state-of-the-art "Soundcraft Spirit" sound desk, "Shure" radio headset -wireless microphones, "Bose" speakers, etc, appropriate for audiences of unlimited numbers (recommended maximum of around 400 students per session);
-free standing back drop curtain;
-audience area marked out by the performers;
-10 song & dance numbers in 10 different music styles, 7 of them promoting different anti-bullying strategies;
-a “Robot Dance Class” where the kids all stand up & join in;
-an army style “sound off” that everyone joins in for; a section where the audience get to pretend to be a jungle where they hide Bellamy from his attackers;
-plenty more audience participation when the audience get to clap, click & dance along to the songs;
-a number where 6 audience members get up to play “air guitar” & “air drums” in the Lion Pack Rock Band;
-a number where 5 audience members get up to reveal the 5 foundations of “You Can Do It” on flash cards during the Orangutan song;
-2D puppetry of Bellamy’s bullying brothers;
-11 different costume characters;
-Full debrief & question time with the performers after the show.