Hardin-Simmons Debuts New Musical, Bullies

Bullies is presented in collaboration with the Festival of New American Musicals in Los Angeles.


The Hardin-Simmons University 2015 musical, titled Bullies can be seen on the weekends of March 19-21 and 26-28 at 7:30pm, and March 29 at 2:00pm.

Bullies is a new American musical with book, music and lyrics by composer/singer/songwriter Brock Walsh. Set in a present day American high school, the show is an intimate and powerful exploration of the issues of isolation, self-worth, individuality, and acceptance. Bullies is presented in collaboration with the Festival of New American Musicals in Los Angeles.

The cast includes: Fabian Carrisalez, Kelsie Leflore, Branden Loera, Brenna Sheridan, Dakota Davis, Edna Gill, Titanyna Hudson, Colby Savell, Rachele Bajema, Courtney Mentzel, Braiden Fisher, Riley Arnold, and Ryan McBride

Braiden Fisher, BFA of Theater major, said about working on Bullies, “I have learned to adapt to constant changes…to the script because this is a living piece.” Braiden goes on to say that, “sometimes things don’t work out and that means the director and writer must go back to the drawing board to make changes, so as an actor I can come back to a rehearsal and have a script with multiple changes that must be made immediately.”

As with all brand new productions Braiden says, “I believe it will continue to change and grow well after the production here at HSU.”

Other Productions in the 2014-2015 season:

DirectFEST 2015:

April 23-25 at 7:30pm

All tickets for general admissions are $8, for military/seniors/students are $5, and for HSU faculty/staff/students are free.

For more information about the HSU theatre department please visit www.hsutx.edu


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