Tuesday, March 18, 2014

No Bullying at the Palace!

Photo courtesy of the Palace.
The secrets to “bully-proofing” young students and their schools will be revealed in a colorful, comedic and entertaining way during the Palace Theater’s Education Series presentation of Choosy Suzy’s Bully Prevention Show Thursday, April 10, at 9:30 and 11:30 am. 

Tickets are $10 for individuals, $8 for student groups of 15 or more: 203-346-2000; www.palacetheaterct.org; Box Office, 100 East Main St., Waterbury.

Using a wacky and entertaining blend of illusions and practical illustrations, Choosy Suzy and her magical confidante, Zucchini the Genie, challenge young audiences to think clearly and carefully about how they interact with one another. Working as a team, this funny and dynamic duo uses magic, comedy, colorful props and audience interaction to deliver a message to kids that by working together, “You can make your school a Bully Free Zone.”

Based on the best-selling book "Stick Up For Yourself" by Gershen Kaufman, Ph.D, Choosy Suzy’s Bully Prevention Show has been proven to reduce bullying behaviors by half, while doubling confidence, increasing co-operation, and promoting kind words. Knowing that bullying and teasing are roadblocks to learning. Choosy Suzy teaches students effective, real-world strategies that stop the name calling and stop the bullying cycle.

Endorsed by the Connecticut Association of Schools, all Palace Theater Education Series shows are carefully selected to address specific curriculum for students grades K-12. Before the show, teachers are equipped with a package of study guides, workshop ideas and homework assignments that reinforce State Curriculum Standards in Education while enhancing students’ everyday academic work.

Recommended for grades kindergarten through eighth, Choosy Suzy’s Bully Prevention Show is sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank and highlights curricular integrations in the subjects of health, physical education, conflict management, reading, writing, and arts and humanities.

Administrators interested in booking a classroom or school field trip to the show should contact Group Sale Coordinator Deirdre Patterson at 203-346-2011.

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