new musicals inc · Ages 10+ · United States of America

family friendly world premiere
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SHARI BARRETT certified reviewer June 16, 2019
tagged as: musicals · teenagers · bullies · nerds · ensemble
As a former Junior High teacher, I can certainly understand the difficulties faced by teenagers who just don’t fit the mold of being “popular.” THE BULLY PROBLEM takes the subject and makes it thoroughly entertaining as well as informative thanks to Shapiro’s entertaining music tracks, the brilliant work by Fringe award-winning director/choreographer Joanna Syiek (The Pokemusical, Giraffenstein, Merely Players), and music director Jennifer Lin, who have put together an extraordinary cast of actors who seem to innately comprehend the characters they are portraying and have the ability to work perfectly together as a true ensemble of triple-threat performers. ... full review
ROBIN DOWDS certified reviewer June 16, 2019
Great energy, delightful music and writing, charming cast and characters. 90 minutes of great fun.... full review
GRACE JASMINE certified reviewer June 28, 2019
So much fun. Fast-paced and uplifting. I really enjoyed the entire cast. Memorable, funny, and charming performances. Superb lyrics from Mr. Shapiro (also, loved the book and music!). Michael Shapiro blends amazing wit, robot-level genius, (see how I did that?) and perfect rhyme and scansion. As a lyricist myself I have HUGE respect for his abilities!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 06, 2019
90 minutes flew by! Terrific show. Very enjoyable, with fun music and great talent and lots of energy!... full review
LIBBY BAUMGARTNER certified reviewer June 24, 2019
The Bully Problem is funny, sweet, well paced, and well acted with a wonderful message. I would love to go see it again. The music was amazing! ... full review
ISABEL STOREY certified reviewer June 26, 2019
This was a vibrant, engaging musical with lots of heart!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 28, 2019
tagged as: fun · nerdy · concise · well-paced
I was very impressed. I had seen the first run of the show about two years ago and seeing it again tonight, it has gone through many great revisions.... full review
GREGORY CRAFTS certified reviewer June 28, 2019
tagged as: Fantastic · fun · family-friendly
After watching multiple developmental readings and workshops of this show (including one where it was critiqued by musical theatre luminaries Steven Schwartz and Dean Pitchford), I'm thrilled to say that The Bully Problem has arrived! Congrats to Michael, the cast, and the team from NMI on a job well done. ... full review
MATT RITCHEY certified reviewer June 29, 2019
A tight script with great structure, clever dialogue, and crisp direction from Joanna Syiek, THE BULLY PROBLEM also has extremely fun and stylistically varied songs, my favorite being the nerd/geek anthem “Hide.” A great new musical, THE BULLY PROBLEM is a fun show with a huge heart. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ... full review
JOHN PATRICK DALY certified reviewer June 29, 2019
A fun wacky romp through the halls of highschool, where your wildest dreams will come true thanks to the new robot at your school. ... full review