Anti-Bullying Musical Comes to ALT School

Amy Jensen's 'What's Your Favorite Color?' uses color choice as lessons in bullying.

Angelo L. Tomaso School music teacher Amy Jensen likes to engage her students with her music—she writes small musicals for class exercises to teach concepts to her students.

Friday, she treated the school's fourth- and fifth-grade classes to a debut presentation of "What's Your Favorite Color?," a musical tackling the issue of bullying through students' choices of colors.

Working with Landon Heimbach, choreographer Debbi Silas and composer Ray Rhoads, Jensen crafted a tale of students ostracized by their classmates because they don't like the traditional choices of blue and pink.

Friday's show was staged by Maria Damore, Jimmy Damore, Olivia Damore, Katie Spencer, Debbi Silas, Kassi Scheese, Josh Sell and Jake Hangen—a group of Pennsylvania high school students Jensen worked with through Heimbach.

With the successful performance behind her, Jensen and her fellow writers are looking to share "What's Your Favorite Color?" with schools across the country to bolster anti-bullying lessons. The group of writers launched a website and are looking forward to bookings.


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