September 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 2019
Billy the Bully Goat’s parents and teachers are at their wits’ end! They cannot get Billy to stop picking on the other kids in his class. Luckily, the Wise Old Goat has a plan. Will it work? Can Billy change his behavior? Ages 4-9.
$8 kids, $12 adults / 45 minutes
Written by Staci Schwartz (a physician, author, and educational consultant for children’s bullying prevention) Directed by Ben Smallen (actor, director, and board chair and founding member of Directors Gathering) Original music composed by Liz Filios (a Barrymore Award–winning actor, musician, and teaching artist) Music directed by Michael Borton (cowriter and composer of Berenstain Bear LIVE – Family Matters).
About Play Nice Productions
In today’s world, bullying is all around us—in books, in movies, on TV, in schools, on playgrounds, and in workplaces. Our children are watching as divisive behavior is normalized. Adults must teach kids to be kind and to make good choices. Why not make that learning fun through interactive children’s theater, a medium good for both auditory and visual learners? Play Nice Productions was created in May 2019 to offer young children interactive and exciting theater experiences that will help them learn to be kind, empathetic, and inclusive individuals. Our first show is a 45-minute play, Billy the Baaadly Behaving Bully Goat: The Musical, during which a young bully goat must learn how his mean behavior affects others. Kids aged 4–9 will laugh, sing, and interact with our talented cast—all while learning to be caring and compassionate up-standers.
This play will be performed six times during the 2019 Fringe Festival in September. We are so excited to be contributing one of the few Fringe programs geared specifically for kids and families! All performances will take place in a popular, ADA-accessible, neighborhood child and family enrichment center called Nest (located at 1301 Locust Street).
Billy the Baaadly Behaving Bully Goat: The Musical is a recipient of the 2019 Independent Artist FestiFund
The Independent Artist FestiFund is a project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia