The secrets to “bully-proofing” young students and their schools will be revealed in a colorful, comedic and entertaining way during the Palace Theater’s Education Series presentation of Choosy Suzy’s Bully Prevention Show, on Thursday, April 10, at 9:30am and 11:30am. Tickets are $10 for individuals, $8 for student groups of 15 or more, and can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at or at the Box Office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury.

Using a wacky and entertaining blend of illusions and practical illustrations, Choosy Suzy and her magical confidante, Zucchini the Genie, challenge young audiences to think clearly and carefully about how they interact with one another. Working as a team, this funny and dynamic duo uses magic, comedy, colorful props and audience interaction to deliver a message to kids that by working together, “You can make your school a Bully Free Zone.”


Based on the best-selling book Stick Up For Yourself by Gershen Kaufman, Ph.D, Choosy Suzy’s Bully Prevention Show has been proven to reduce bullying behaviors by half, while doubling confidence, increasing co-operation, and promoting kind words. Knowing that bullying and teasing are roadblocks to learning. Choosy Suzy teaches students effective, real-world strategies that stop the name calling and stop the bullying cycle.
Endorsed by the Connecticut Association of Schools, all Palace Theater Education Series shows are carefully selected to address specific curriculum for students grades K-12. Before the show, teachers are equipped with a package of study guides, workshop ideas and homework assignments that reinforce State Curriculum Standards in Education while enhancing students’ everyday academic work.

Recommended for grades kindergarten through eighth, Choosy Suzy’s Bully Prevention Show is sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank and highlights curricular integrations in the subjects of health, physical education, conflict management, reading, writing, and arts and humanities.

Administrators interested in booking a classroom or school field trip to the show should contact Group Sale Coordinator Deirdre Patterson at 203-346-2011.

About the Palace Theater

The Palace’s primary purpose is to revitalize the Greater Waterbury community through the presentation of the performing arts and educational initiatives in collaboration with area cultural and educational institutions. Its mission is to preserve and operate the historic Palace Theater as a performing arts center and community gathering place that provides a focal point of cultural activity and educational outreach for diverse audiences. For more information, visit:

The Palace Theater gratefully acknowledges support by Comcast, Crystal Rock, Webster Bank, Bank of America, City of Waterbury, CT DECD Office of Tourism, ION Bank, Waterbury Hospital, Republican-American, and WATR Radio