The Bully Problem

The Bully Problem

Genre : Musical theatre: family audiences
  1. Van Der Bort (demo)
  2. Solvable Problems (demo)
  3. Operational (demo)

The show

The Bully Problem is a family-friendly musical with a balance of comedy, character development, and just a smidge of science fiction. It focuses on the subjects of bullying, intellectual virtuosity, and the importance of human connections.

Synopsis: Fourteen-year-old math whiz Kevin Djikstra just wants to study calculus and avoid people, but inherits an android that nudges him into making friends. Soon Kevin is drawn into a struggle between the smart kids and bullies at Van Der Bort Junior High.

The score

The score is mostly contemporary, with a emphasis on accessible melodic songs and vocal harmonies for ensemble numbers. There’s some influence of science fiction film music as well.

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Van Der Bort (demo) // The Bully Problem
  1. Van Der Bort (demo) // The Bully Problem
  2. Solvable Problems (demo) // The Bully Problem
  3. Operational (demo) // The Bully Problem