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"Prologue" from BULLET POINTS

 

Here is a virtual presentation of the opening song from the show, directed by Jesica Garrou, edited by Henry Garrou, and starring Brianna Barnes, Alison England, Cody Gerszewski, Jenna Pereira, Josh Powell, Sierra Rein and Vanessa Tarver. Music and lyrics by Larry Daggett, © 2020.

"Prologue" Virtual Presentation

"Prologue" Virtual Presentation

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"We Can Do Better Than This"

Crowdfunding video for the musical

BULLET POINTS

A message to those students, parents and teachers who have almost given up hope of finding a solution to gun violence in schools. Music and lyrics by Larry Daggett © 2021.

"We Can Do Better Than This"
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"What I'll Miss Most"

from BULLET POINTS

 

This song is from Act One, Scene Two, when the protagonist is asked by the mother of a girl who was slain during a school shooting to explain to the congregation what the mother will miss most about her daughter. This song is written to be sung by Sarah but until the demo album is recorded you will hear the voice of the composer. Music and lyrics by Larry Daggett, © 2020

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"What I'll Miss Most" Video Montage

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These are two-minute demos from the show, not the full album.

All roles, both male and female, are sung by the composer. 

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CREATOR

                                 Bullet Points, The Musical ...

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  • ... is a dark comedy about Sarah, a Florida high school teacher who returns to work on the same day as a school shooting which sends her life spinning in wildly unpredictable directions, both comic and tragic.

  •     The theme of the show concerns the “us versus them” mentality that cuts our country in half. It's about learning to listen to people on the opposite side of an issue even if they disagree with your point of view.

  •     The show is currently in development, however a virtual presentation of the opening song can be seen in the Video section of this website.

  •     The goal of the show is to tell the story of one woman’s attempt to navigate her thoughts and feelings on both sides of the gun control issue, with the hope that this subject will resonate long enough in the American consciousness that both sides of the debate might begin to find a path toward ending gun violence in schools.

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       CREATOR

 Larry Daggett has been making musicals pretty much since the moment he popped out of the womb. His credits include work on Broadway, off-Broadway, New York City Opera, and over 30 professional regional theatres. He has worked in a wide range of capacities: producer, director, musical director, pianist, composer, lyricist, and actor on over 100 live productions, giving him a unique and wide-ranging perspective on the industry which he brings with passion to every project.

       He is also CEO of New Tune Entertainment, LLC, a company built for the development of new musicals performed live or on film, with multiple awards for past projects including such award winning films as "Better Dead Than Red." The mission statement of New Tune Entertainment is "to make musicals about ordinary people thrust into extraordinary situations; stories that challenge your mind while ticking your heart, stories that will make you sing as well as think."

       At present he's developing "Bullet Points," a musical about gun violence in schools, and plans to bring the project to a fully staged live production later next year. To see examples of his work visit the NTE website www.NewTuneEntertainment.com or visit the website focusing on his acting career, www.LarryDaggett.com

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     New Tune Entertainment, LLC, is developing "Bullet Points" for live theatrical production. This includes plans for readings, workshops, fully staged productions at regional theatres, then eventually an Off-Broadway production before going on a national tour. We're looking for people who are dedicated to the idea of opening a dialogue between both sides of the gun control debate with the goal of ending gun violence in schools.

     A live theatrical production requires financial resources. Below please find a link to our donation page on Fractured Atlas, our fiscal sponsor. Every donation you make is tax deductible. It's a win-win: you receive a tax deduction and we receive more fuel to bring this show to a wider audience.

     If you’re as frustrated as we are about gun violence in schools and our seeming inability to address the problem, then helping to support this show could be a positive step toward finding an answer. Please see the paragraph below on how to donate via Fractured Atlas. All donations, no matter the size, are welcome. Thank you for joining us on this journey. 

 

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LINKS

'Us vs. Them' Thinking Is Tearing America Apart

by Madeleine Albright

https://time.com/5929843/madeleine-albright-us-vs-them-thinking

“We must acknowledge that our divisions extend far beyond matters of political affiliation to include religion, race, gender, education, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and urban vs. rural. Confronted by this reality, many citizens are tempted either to retreat more deeply into their respective group identities or to insist piously that such categories are irrelevant and should not matter. Neither approach works.”

Why Your Brain Hates Other People

By Robert Sapolsky

https://nautil.us/issue/49/the-absurd/why-your-brain-hates-other-people

“Considerable evidence suggests that dividing the world into Us and Them is deeply hard-wired in our brains, with an ancient evolutionary legacy. Among the most pro-social things we do for ingroup members is readily forgive them for transgressions. When a Them does something wrong, it reflects essentialism—that’s the way They are, always have been, always will be. When an Us is in the wrong, however, the pull is toward situational interpretations—we’re not usually like that, and here’s the extenuating circumstance to explain why he did this.”

A Plea for Boundary Spanning

By Dr. Marika Lindholm

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/more-women-s-work/201906/plea-boundary-spanning

“A rise in social media shaming, hate speech, and even violence against members of targeted social groups are the pernicious outcomes of our demographically, culturally, and ideologically divided boundaries.”

What School Shooters Have in Common

By Jillian Peterson & James Densley 

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/10/09/what-school-shooters-have-in-common.html

1) They suffered early-childhood trauma and exposure to violence at a young age.

2) They were angry or despondent over a recent event, resulting in feelings of suicidality.

3) They studied other school shootings, notably Columbine, often online, and found inspiration.

4) And they possessed the means to carry out an attack.

Reasons for school shootings: why are they so frequent?

https://netivist.org/debate/reasons-for-school-shootings

  • School bullying

  • Copycat

  • Mental Health problems

  • Culture of violence

  • Gun control (lack of)

What Motivates School Shooters?

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph. D.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/why-bad-looks-good/201803/what-motivates-school-shooters

Seeking fame and infamy

Perceived rejection, negativity, and paranoia

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