Last year, after great pent up demand from our client schools, Mobile ed began touring with a new anti Bullying program entitled Stronger Than a Bully. Demand for the new show was so great that the entire tour sold out in record time. As the shows began to play the response was magnificent. Schools loved this show! And why would they not? Focusing on s positive message teaching kids how to respond in constructive fashion when confronted by bullying, Stronger Than a Bully has produced rave reviews from schools all over the country.
As a result, the tour for this show for 2012-2013 has also filled in briskly, though a few dates do remain open in some areas. Still demand has been so strong that we have added a tour carrying a second anti bullying school show entitled The No Bully Zone. The schedule for this tour is also filling in quickly.
But we had a problem.
Many schools who hosted the program this last year were so impressed that they scheduled it again for the coming year. Dave Mitchell, the marvelous gentleman responsible for Stronger Than a Bully, was worried about performing the same exact program for the same audiences. As an experienced performer, Dave was worried that the show would not succeed the second time as the kids would already be familiar with the entertainment side of the material. So he informed us he would “freshen” the jokes and make a few adjustments so that audiences would not be disappointed. Well, Dave is such a superb craftsman when it comes to creating shows that he went just a little further than simply “freshening” the show. In essence, what he has created is a brand new show, albeit based in the same principles espoused in the first.
Stronger Than a Bully II:You’ve Got A Friend is the title of the new version of the show. It does not replace the old show, but rather acts as a sequel, further strengthening and supporting the message of the original. Schools that have not seen either show before will be treated to the first version while schools that enjoyed the show last year will now have the opportunity to view an entirely new program designed to carry on the same concepts. In the new version, an emphasis is placed on the value of true friendship in relationships, and the importance of friendship in preventing bullying, with the aid of some new characters such as Dandy The Duck!
We think you will be very, very pleased!
But don’t wait too long! Dates are already very scarce for both bullying program tours. Give us a call today!
Geoff Beauchamp is the Regional Manager of Mobile Ed Productions where "Education Through Entertainment" has been the guiding principal since 1979. Mobile Ed Productions produces and markets quality educational school assembly programs in the fields of science, history, writing, astronomy, natural science, mathematics, character issues and a variety of other curriculum based areas. In addition, Mr. Beauchamp is a professional actor with 30 years of experience in film, television and on stage. He created and still performs occasionally in Mobile Ed's THE LIVING LINCOLN.