Anna Sharpe Versus the Cyberbully
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Joshua Z. Kant
Over thirty-eight years, Anna Sharpe has mastered the art of teaching fourth graders-just in time for an involuntary transfer to Erickson Middle School, where she is now tasked with handling hordes of social media-obsessed tweens! Her new friend in the multimedia lab, Toni Terendi, loves integrating technology as much as possible, but Anna sees things differently, based on her battles with a complex computer system and the rampant student cell-phone use in and out of class. Making matters worse, a questionable new type of pet animal from Transylvania has suddenly become all the rage in town.
When a conflict between a recently enrolled student and a group of cool kids escalates, will Anna have what it takes to save her new school from disaster? Or is everything (and everyone) at a certain point, obsolete? With an upbeat, melodic score set firmly in the 21st century, Anna Sharpe Versus the Cyberbully is a musical comedy of the moment. (approximately 60 minutes)