Four schools to hold simultaneous performances of anti-bullying musical “The Weight of Words”

WEST PALM BEACH — Students at four Palm Beach County high schools will perform the powerful anti-bullying musical “The Weight of Words” on Tuesday, Feb. 3 – and the entire community is invited.

Boca Raton High School, Forest Hill High School, Palm Beach Lakes High School and Seminole Ridge High School will simultaneously host their first free community performances of “The Weight of Words,” a musical drama written and produced by students based on their personal experiences. The performances will be from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 at all four schools, and all are open to the public.

“The Weight of Words” examines bullying and its effects within a home, a school, a community, our nation and throughout the world. The audience hears directly from teens who explore the issues from every angle – the kids being bullied, the bullies themselves, bystanders, parents, teachers, principals, community leaders and lawmakers. The public is encouraged to attend these performances held at the following locations:

  • Boca Raton High School, performing at Zinman Hall, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton
  • Forest Hill High School, 6901 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach Lakes High School, 3505 Shiloh Dr., West Palm Beach
  • Seminole Ridge High School, 4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd., Loxahatchee

“The Weight of Words” was conceived, written and composed by students of the Nova High School Drama Department and the staff of the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts. It was introduced to the School District of Palm Beach County through the efforts of Boca Raton’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying mental health needs and resources in our communities, and providing education and activities for early identification and access to services. District schools identified teachers and students to form troupes in four areas to implement the first year for youth to lead an anti-bullying initiative.

For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at (561) 357-1114.