From classroom preparations to backstage to performances and audience response, there’s a lot going on for the Don’t Laugh at Me club at Sunnyside High School in southeast Fresno. Take a look:


Don’t Laugh at Me club members practice long hours before taking their show on the road. (GV Wire/Nancy Price)



The scripts and lineups for performances are worked out at lunchtime club meetings at Sunnyside High. (GV Wire/Nancy Price)

Members rehearse for an upcoming performance. (GV Wire/Nancy Price)

One member of the Don’t Laugh at Me club peeks through the curtains backstage at Sunnyside High prior to a performance for Ayer Elementary students. (GV Wire/Nancy Price)

Club adviser Cyndi Mello shares her performance notes backstage with members. (GV Wire/Nancy Price)

The club performs before a packed cafetorium at Balderas Elementary School. (GV Wire/Nancy Price)

Balderas Elementary promotes anti-bullying messages in the southeast Fresno school, including this banner in the cafetorium. (GV Wire/Nancy Price)

Balderas Elementary students watch intently. (GV Wire/Nancy Price)


Don’t Laugh at Me ends each performance by singing the club’s namesake song. (GV Wire/Nancy Price)

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