Play the Songs
- We Got Issues
- The Land Between
- What'll You Do?
- Copy. Paste. Send.
- I Am For Real
- Beg A Little, Crawl A Little
- Longing To Qua..
- Time To Stand Up!
- Going Bananas!
- I Feel Strong!
- Hold Onto Hope
- Latitude To Your Attitude
- Hop, Rabbit, Hop!
- Rabbit! Rabbit!
- Bully No More!
- A Perfect World
- Don't Bully Me Down!
BULLY NO MORE! explores the repercussions of bullying and 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! is appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as colleges, community and professional theatres performing for young audiences. Individual productions are granted a wide range of flexibility: Direction and depth of production can determine the age level and the running time of the show. Costumes can be animals or creations of the actors and/or the director. Younger children can sing the songs as a choral group and each Bully or Target can be divided into more than one part. BULLY NO MORE! appeals to everyone!
BULLY NO MORE! can be presented as an ongoing anti-bullying theme in elementary schools: Teachers divide the show into scenes, select one class to begin with the opening dialogue, and end after the first song. The anti-bullying message continues throughout the school year as eighteen short presentations are performed by all grade levels at weekly or monthly meetings.
BULLY NO MORE! has a flexible running time of approximately 60 minutes.
- Musical Numbers
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!”).
BULLY NO MORE
Story Concept, Characters & Dialogue by Elaine Davida Sklar
Lyrics by Elaine Davida Sklar, Jon Gailmor & Danielle Davis
Music by Jon Gailmor, Elaine Davida Sklar & Danielle Davis
The title page of the program shall contain the following announcement in type size at least one-half the size of the authors’ credits:
BULLY NO MORE
is presented by arrangement with
Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company
Additionally, you agree to include the above language hyperlinked to https://tamswitmark.com/ on all websites on which you promote the play.
10 Libretto/Vocal Books
1 Digital download, consisting of:
· Sing-Along Tracks
· Performance Tracks
Dinosaur (A million years old, charismatic, trustworthy and protective with the wisdom of the ages.)
BULLIES: (Egotists and narcissists without concern for anyone but themselves.)
Lion (Tyrannical dictator.)
Monkey (Taunting prankster.)
Owl (Snooty bookworm.)
Rabbit (Arrogant athlete.)
TARGETS: (Scapegoats and underdogs without the confidence to protect themselves against abuse.)
Skunk (Anxious scientist.)
Unicorn (Introverted diva.)
Duck (Dyslexic scholar.)
Elephant (Cowardly loner.)
1. “We Got Issues” – Bullies & Targets
2. “The Land Between” – Bullies & Targets
3. “What’ll You Do?” – Dinosaur
4. “Copy. Paste. Send.” – All
5. “I Am For Real” – Unicorn & Dinosaur
6. “Beg A Little, Crawl A Little” – Owl
7. “Longing To Qua…” – Duck
8. “Time To Stand Up!” – Elephant
9. “Going Bananas” – Monkey, Duck, & Elephant
10. “I Feel Strong!” – Targets
11. “Hold Onto Hope” – Dinosaur, Targets, & Monkey
12. “Latitude To Your Attitude” – Targets & Monkey
13. “Hop, Rabbit, Hop!” – Dinosaur, Rabbit, Targets, Monkey, & Owl
14. “Rabbit! Rabbit!” – Dinosaur, Rabbit, Targets, Monkey, & Owl
15. “Greed” – Bullies & Targets
16. “Bully No More!” – All
17. “A Perfect World” – Dinosaur, Targets, Monkey, Owl, Rabbit
18. “Don’t Bully Me Down!” – All
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