What's So Good About Feeling Bad?

All Children's Hospital would like to invite you and your class to a performance of our musical sensation...

What's So Good About Feeling Bad?, is a play produced by All Children's Hospital designed to be used as a teaching tool, explaining the complexities of the human body and how it protects and fights to keep kids healthy.

Each character is portrayed by an employee at the hospital and represents a body system. The costume is a contemporary depiction of the function (e.g. Nerves is portrayed by a character in a running outfit, Muscles is dressed like a football player, etc.). The cast works as a total "functioning body" which responds according to their function. Blood talks about fever, Skin handles insect bites, Digestion handles issues about stomach aches and burps, and so on.

What's So Good About Feeling Bad? is set in two acts. Act One introduces the characters. Within each introduction is a series of comedic sketches and musical numbers. Each character has both solo parts and interacts as a troupe, much the same as their counterparts that they portray. Act Two is set as a game show, What's Your Problem?, with the characters answering health related topics. And finally, the winners receive their trophies and prizes with the cast learning a lesson about fairness and good sportsmanship.

This play is recommended for children from kindergarten to fifth grade.

All performances begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 noon, and are held in our Education and Conference Center Building located at 701 4th Street South in downtown St. Petersburg. Driving Directions  

If you are interested in scheduling your class for the play, please call Angela Kaczor at 727-767-4188 or register online. Reservations are first-come, first-serve. Please register early as play dates fill quickly. There is no admission charge to see the play. Feel free to share this with other teachers whom you feel would benefit from this performance. If your students will be arriving by bus or car, please provide us with the number of vehicles you will be utilizing in order to ensure adequate parking.

Thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to seeing you!