Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kids take on bullying with stage performance

The Geauga Lyric Theater Guild, in cooperation with Chardon area elementary schools, will present a program addressing the problem of bullying via a mini-musical, Bullies Anonymous.

The show will feature a cast of youth from Chardon, Mentor, NDCL, St. Mary’s, Willoughby, and homeschoolers, all of whom are volunteering their time and energies.

Special performances will be held for the general public at the Theater at 7:30 p.m., June 3; 2 and 7:30 p.m., June 4; and 2 p.m., June 5. The public performances are $5 per person. The Theater is at 101 Water St. Chardon.

On June 4, doors will open at the theater at 11 a.m. with a wide range of activities for the children, including a Karate for Kids demonstration, a local Polka band, a kid’s auction, face painting, refreshments and prizes. At 12:30, a special symposium will be held on the problem of bullying, featuring specialists from Cleveland Clinic, Ravenwood Mental Health Center and Crossroads. Sheriff Dan McClelland and Midge, the petite crime-fighting pup, are scheduled to appear. Admission to the programs on Saturday is $5, including the 2 p.m. performance.

Donations for the program have come from the Chardon Schools Foundation, area PTOs, WalMart, Home Savings Bank,the Chardon Eagles and the Chardon Community Action Team.

For more information, contact: Kelly Miloro Geauga Lyric Theater: 440-285-7701.

-- Betsy Scott, BScott@News-Herald.com


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