"Stand Up and Speak Out" Against Bullying at Chase
Posted 10/12/2017 03:40PM

A musical with a powerful message will come to Chase on Oct. 21 when "Stand Up and Speak Out," a concert version of the anti-bullying musical "Her Song" takes the stage at the Fulkerson Arts Center.  Jennifer Zembruski, Director of Visual and Performing Arts, said she "felt compelled to host the show to bring attention to the very serious topic of bullying---especially during October, which is National Bullying Awareness Month." The production will take place at 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

The program will serve as part of Chase's Homecoming Weekend, which will allow not just students but "families, alumni and friends to join in learning about the nationwide epidemic of bullying," Zembruski said. "We want to work together, one voice at a time, to stand up, speak out and stop bullying while creating a chain reaction of kindness. Added Zembruski, "The culture of Chase Collegiate school is one of compassion and caring."

Zembruski said she was contacted about hosting the show by Jill Nesi, the composer and producer. Nesi, a Madison resident, and four-time Emmy winner, composed the music with Nick Fradiani Sr., the father of American Idol 2015 winner Nick Fradiani Jr.  Nesi said the theme of the play is to urge students to "stop being bystanders and be upstanders instead" when confronted with episodes of bullying. The show premiered at the Ivorytown Playhouse in May, 2017, "and was viewed by more than 1,000 school students and a sold out audience," Nesi said. Since then, it has been performed in several other venues throughout the state.

Jill Nesi and her daughters, Reese Gaudelli (L) and Jordan Nesi (R),
B4acre Photography

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The production will take place at 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
For more information, contact jzembruski@chasemail.org


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