You have just been given more time, so get out those pens and pencils and start writing. CALLING ALL YOUNG WRITERS! A Christmas Story, The Musical, now on Broadway this holiday season, has partnered with STOMP Out Bullying to launch our Inaugural Anti-Bullying Story Competition. Our mission: to end bullying in our schools and communities!
We’re triple-dog-daring young writers in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades to submit stories about bullying. In 5 pages or less, tell us a story about how bullying has affected your life, about a bullying incident you might have witnessed, or about your own strategies for avoiding bullies at school or in your neighborhood. Every story should include at least on idea, ONE ACTION, that you believe other kids, your school administrators, or your community could initiate to limit or prevent bullying in the future. The competition is open to students inside the Tri-State Are, within 100 miles radius to Broadway!
Thanks in part to the cooperation of the 2012 Broadway production of A Christmas Story, The Musical, we have many exciting prizes for the winners:
One winner of the First Place prize will receive 2 tickets and a walk-on role in the 2012 Broadway production of A Christmas Story, The Musical, plus the Original Cast Album, Backstage Tour and an Award Certificate. Second and Third Place price recipients (1 winner in each category) will receive 2 tickets to A Christmas Story, The Musical, plus the Original Cast Album, Backstage Tour and an Award Certificate. Finally, 10 lucky Runners-Up will also receive the Original Cast Album and Award Certificates.
All entries must be sent via email on or before December 8, 2012. Please send to: ANTIBULLYINGETNRY@GMAIL.COM
STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying focses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophoibia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. www.stompoutbullying.org
The story from a cherished movie classic that’s enchanted millions is now a musical spectacular. In 1940’s Indiana, a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas—a Red Ryder BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Co-produced by the film’s original Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, A Christmas Story, The Musical is holiday entertainment that captures a simpler time in America with delicious wit and a heart of gold.
A Christmas Story, The Musical is produced by Gerald Goehring, Roy Miller, Michael F. Mitri, Pat Flicker Addiss, Peter Billingsley, Timothy Laczynski, Mariano Tolentino, Louise H. Beard, Michael Filerman, Scott Hart, Bob Bartner, Michael Jenkins, Angela Milonas, Bradford W. Smith.
Celebrating the arrival of A Christmas Story: The Musical on Broadway, Masterworks Broadway released the World Premiere Recording.
A Christmas Story, The Musical plays a limited holiday engagement on Broadway, November 5 – December 30 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).
Visit www.AChristmasStoryTheMusical.com for more information.