Audience: Joanna Mercedes


The Bully Problem

A fun, feel-good show full of jokes for a wide audience. Family friendly and sure to put a smile on your face, Joanna Syiek and her talented cast do a great job bringing Michael Gordon Shapiro’s musical story about empowerment to life.

I thought all the music was great, but my favorite number was The Bully Conference. The lyrics, choreography, and physicality of the actors (some double cast as nerds) was laugh-out-loud hilarious. My second favorite was Off Balance probably because I am a romantic at heart. Also, Jordan Mitchell-Love totally freaked me out (in a good way) when he came to robot life.

If the show is given an extended run, I’d be interested to see more about Kevin’s home life. Maybe a little more dialogue between him and his mom; or maybe more background or mentioning of his father. Otherwise, congratulations to all involved for creating an entertaining, professional production.