Children's Theatre Network to Stage BIG BULLY-A ROCK MUSICAL, 9/28
The Children's Theatre Network of Performance Network Theatre invites audiences of all ages to "Big Bully - a Rock Musical" with book and lyrics by Aral Gribble II and Carla Milarch and music by Jim Wheeler on September 28, 2013 at 1pm. Tickets are $7 for children, $10 for adults, and $20 for a family package of four. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at performancenetwork.org, by calling 734-663-0681.
Bullies are everywhere - at school, on the bus, online. But where do they come from? How can our children know if they are being a bully and how they can stop bullying behavior from other children? Follow Biff, an ex-bully, on the musical journey of how one brave friend helped him turn his life around. Appropriate for grades K-8.
"Big Bully - A Rock Musical" will have an additional performance on January 25, 2014 at 1pm.
"Big Bully - A Rock Musical" is an original show commissioned by Ann Arbor's award-winning professional theatre, Performance Network, after interviews with educators revealed the pressing need to address this issue. The show incorporates research from the website StopBullying.gov, along with feedback from parents and Elementary School teachers, to tell a compelling story of friendship, while teaching children useful ways to stop bullying at school or online. Reinforcing the important messages that Bullying isn't cool and it's important to tell a trusted grown-up, among others, "Big Bully - A Rock Musical" drives home important social lessons through catchy songs and endearing characters.
Children's Theatre Network is committed to providing education and entertainment to children and families in a safe environment. In addition to its Saturday Series, the Children's Theatre Network provides classes and workshops, engages in school outreach with the revolutionary "Get in the Game" program, and tours its shows to area schools and communities. For more information or to sign up, call 734-663-0681.
Other Children's Theatre Network performances include:
"Ella Mentry and the Case of the Missing Scientist" with book and lyrics by James Ingagiol and music by Charles Stout
October 26, 2013 at 1:00pm and
February 15, 2014 at 1:00pm
Archimedes, the famous Greek scientist, disappears just as he is about to reveal his latest discovery. Luckily, detective Ella Mentry is on hand to crack the case! Featuring a combination of music, comedy, and even a little science, this show is positively entertaining! Appropriate for grades K-6. Single tickets available now.
"Wolverine Will" by Carla Milarch
November 23, 2013 at 1:00pm and
March 22, 2014 at 1:00pm
From lumberjacks to lugnuts, the bumbling and lovable Wolverine Will takes you on a whirlwind tour of Michigan history. From the earliest migrations of the Native Americans, to our unusual journey to statehood, to the innovations of Henry Ford, Michigan's native son uses music and laughter to tell some of the greatest stories of our great state. Appropriate for grades K-6. Single tickets available now.
"Jamie and Jordan" with book and lyrics by Kim Carney and music by Gene Gaunt
December 28, 2013 at 1:00pm and
April 26, 2014 at 1:00pm
Born in the same hospital on the same day, neighbors Jamie and Jordan are lifelong best friends until a twist of fate (and ankle!) separates them. This hilarious musical tale teaches children about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and healthy friendship - both important for long lasting happiness. Appropriate for grades pre K-5. Single tickets available now.
Further information and ticket reservations can be found online at www.performancenetwork.org or by calling 734-663-0681 during box office hours, 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday and 11:00am to 6:00pm on Saturdays.
Founded in 1981, Performance Network Theatre has grown from a fledgling company to Ann Arbor's only resident professional theatre. The Network reaches 40,000 theatre patrons and children each year through its year-round Professional Series and its Children's Theatre Network.