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Auditions for Bully No More!

Bully No More! celebrates the power of individuals to band together and stand up for what is right. With compelling characters and lively songs, the show empowers and inspires its audience to look out for one another, treat each other with kindness and respect, and “Hold Onto Hope” in an imperfect world.

Bully No More! Audition Notice

 

Artistree and the Grange Theatre are excited to announce auditions for Bully No More! a locally cast musical to be performed at the Grange Theatre, March 16-19, 2022. The show will be directed by Josh Smith, Artistree’s Music Theatre Festival Artistic Director.

AUDITION SCHEDULE:

Auditions will be held at Artistree’s Grange Theatre Rehearsal Barn on January 11th & 12th from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Auditionees should pick one day to attend and plan to stay for the full 2 hours. There is no prep needed to audition- just come ready to sing and wear comfortable clothes to move around in.

Ages 11-18 welcome to audition.

If you are interested in auditioning, please email Ashley Barrow, Theatre Programming Coordinator, at theatre@artistreevt.org for an audition day and more information.

 

REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Music rehearsals will begin January 17-28, 2022, and then resume February 22-March 19, 2022 for full rehearsals and production. There will be a total of three shows offered to area schools on March 16 & 17, 2022. Cast members will be required to miss some school for those shows. Additional performances for the public will be on March 18 & 19, 2022.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

60 minutes (1 hour)

Dinosaur, who has been traveling through the galaxies, enters to discover a world inhabited by two groups of animals: the dominant Bullies (Lion, Monkey, Owl, and Rabbit) and their helpless Targets (Duck, Unicorn, Skunk and Elephant). The conflict between the two groups appears unresolvable (“We Got Issues”). When Dinosaur crash-lands on the mountaintop, the animals explain that they live in “The Land Between.” Dinosaur, a born mediator, senses that these two groups need some guidance (“What’ll You Do?”).

Skunk is a studious scientist. But the Bullies, led by Lion, break into Skunk’s laboratory, trash everything, and lock Skunk inside. From outside the lab, the Bullies proudly share their malicious social media posts about Skunk (“Copy. Paste. Send”). Dinosaur intercedes, but the Bullies stalk off, unconvinced.

Next, the Bullies harass Unicorn, pretending she doesn’t exist. Unicorn is shaken, doubting her self-worth, but Dinosaur reassures her (“I Am For Real”).

The Bullies steal Unicorn’s backpack and run to a nearby pond, where they discover Duck sitting on a rock, reading an easy reader book. Owl taunts Duck (“Beg A Little, Crawl A Little”) but Duck has trouble finding the right thing to say (“Longing To Qua…”). The Bullies use Unicorn’s backpack to tie Duck on the rock. Dinosaur and Unicorn discover Duck, but they can’t swim, so they go looking for Elephant.

Elephant has been playing soccer, despite the insults hurled by Rabbit and the other Bullies. Dinosaur and Unicorn convince Elephant to help (“Time To Stand Up!”) and the three of them successfully rescue Duck.

Unicorn, noticing Monkey’s bananas sticking out of the backpack, quickly hides them (“Going Bananas!”). Unicorn begins to taunt Monkey, but Dinosaur steps in, and Monkey realizes how painful it is to be the target of bullying. To the dismay of Lion and the Bullies, Monkey tentatively joins the Targets as they return to the lab to rescue Skunk.

Dinosaur, Monkey, and the Targets free Skunk, who feels newly empowered (“I Feel Strong!”). Dinosaur is impressed, and everyone feels optimistic (“Hold Onto Hope”).

Freed to do as they like, the Targets consider bullying back, but decided instead to tell the Bullies how they feel. The Bullies, however, are unmoved. Monkey suddenly has a choice to make, and he decides to officially join the Targets (“Latitude To Your Attitude”).

Duck convinces Owl to use his brain for good. Dinosaur and Elephant try to make Rabbit understand and change (“Hop, Rabbit, Hop!”). Rabbit is reluctant at first, but eventually gives in (“Rabbit! Rabbit!”).

This leaves only Lion, who remains stubbornly unshaken (“Greed”). The former Bullies join the Targets in their attempt to persuade Lion (“Bully No More!”), but still, Lion resists. Skunk tries a different tactic, telling Lion, “Everyone has problems, but we all have choices and are responsible for what we do.” (“A Perfect World”). Finally, Lion silently crosses the stage and joins the rest of the animals (Finale: “Don’t Bully Me Down!”).