Actor Darren Criss, who plays
out-and-proud student Blaine Anderson on the Fox musical-comedy Glee,
will headline an anti-bullying concert on Saturday, May 14 in San
The 8PM concert at the Marine's
Memorial Theatre will benefit Bay area organizations No Bully and
Youth Aware Program of the New Conservatory Theatre Center.
The 150-year-old 80-member Yale Glee
Club will feature San Francisco native Criss and The SFGC Alumnae
Chorus at its program. Tickets
available at the Marine's Memorial Theatre box office.
On Glee, Criss' character was
forced to confront bullying after he became acquainted with his
current flame, gay student Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer.
Kurt fled to the Dalton Academy from
McKinley High to escape the bullying of closeted football player Dave
Karofsky, played by Max Adler.
Kurt returned to McKinley High two
episodes ago after Dave agreed to organize a chapter of the gay
advocacy group PFLAG.
The bullying storyline has generated
enormous controversy. Celebrity
conservative Glenn Beck called Glee
a “horror show,” while the AFA's
Bryan Fischer said the show was turning kids gay by glamourizing such