Clarissa Moon

Clarissa Moon

Clarissa Moon is currently a dual enrollment student at West Orange High School and Valencia College. She has performed professionally in Central Florida at theaters including the Orlando REP, Mad Cow Theatre and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. Clarissa proudly serves as a Teen Ambassador for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. She is a two-time winner of NaNoWriMo, a yearly event in which writers are challenged to draft a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. When she’s not onstage, writing short stories, or playing the violin, Clarissa enjoys geeking out over all things Broadway.




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BWW Interview: Charlie Ross And Rod Peter Jr. of the ORLANDO FRINGEBWW Interview: Charlie Ross And Rod Peter Jr. of the ORLANDO FRINGE
Posted: May. 20, 2018


BWW Feature: Thoughts I Had Seeing RENT for the First TimeBWW Feature: Thoughts I Had Seeing RENT for the First Time
Posted: Jun. 7, 2018


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BWW Interview: Tara Whitman of BRIGHT STAR at West Orange High SchoolBWW Interview: Tara Whitman of BRIGHT STAR at West Orange High School
Posted: Oct. 10, 2017


BWW Interview: Tyler Tanner of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Orlando ShakesBWW Interview: Tyler Tanner of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Orlando Shakes
Posted: Dec. 7, 2017


BWW Interview: J. Anthony Pyatt Jr. and Daniel Tracht of DISNEY'S NEWSIES at the REPBWW Interview: J. Anthony Pyatt Jr. and Daniel Tracht of DISNEY'S NEWSIES at the REP
Posted: Sep. 19, 2017


BWW Preview: Gromalot Theatre Factory's SLEIGH!BWW Preview: Gromalot Theatre Factory's SLEIGH!
Posted: Dec. 11, 2017


BWW Interview: Ian Patrick Gibb of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at CFCArtsBWW Interview: Ian Patrick Gibb of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at CFCArts
Posted: Jan. 24, 2018


Theater for Social Change: An Interview with Jeff RevelsTheater for Social Change: An Interview with Jeff Revels
Posted: Dec. 11, 2017


BWW Interview: Laura Hodos of MAN OF LA MANCHA at Orlando ShakesBWW Interview: Laura Hodos of MAN OF LA MANCHA at Orlando Shakes
Posted: Sep. 15, 2017


BWW Feature: Thoughts I Had Seeing RENT for the First TimeBWW Feature: Thoughts I Had Seeing RENT for the First Time
June 7, 2018

More than twenty years after its opening on Broadway, RENT has been seen by millions of people and is a favorite among musical theatre lovers. Yet...until recently, I'd never seen it. I knew absolutely nothing about the musical except that it's based on the opera LA BOHEME.As I sat down, it occured to me that I was probably the only person in the 2,700+ seat theatre that was more familiar with LA BOHEME than RENT. Nevertheless, I was ready to finally check out the musical my friends had been obsessing over for years.

BWW Interview: Charlie Ross And Rod Peter Jr. of the ORLANDO FRINGEBWW Interview: Charlie Ross And Rod Peter Jr. of the ORLANDO FRINGE
May 20, 2018

The Orlando Fringe Festival is finally here! It began on May 15, and runs until May 28. I sat down with Canadians Charlie Ross and Rod Peter Jr to talk about the shows they are bringing to the Fringe this year. Charlie will be doing ONE MAN STAR WARS as a fundraiser on May 28, as well as presenting ONE MAN PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and ONE MAN STRANGER THINGS: A PARODY. Charlie and Rod are also the co-writers/stars of 421 IS DEAD: A STORMTROOPER PARODY.

BWW Feature: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes Home to OrlandoBWW Feature: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes Home to Orlando
April 24, 2018

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is at the Dr. Phillips Center this week. With help from an ArtsLife Magazine article, I explore some of the show's connections to Orlando.

BWW Interview: Nicole Colangelo of ON THE VERGE at Rollins CollegeBWW Interview: Nicole Colangelo of ON THE VERGE at Rollins College
April 8, 2018

ON THE VERGE opens this Wednesday, April 11 at Rollins College. The play follows three Victorian women as they explore Terra Incognita, an unknown land. Soon they find themselves traveling forward through time. I sat down with director Nicole Colangelo to talk about time travel, terrains, and more!

BWW Interview: The Cast of TRANSITION at Valencia CollegeBWW Interview: The Cast of TRANSITION at Valencia College
April 6, 2018

Valencia College's new docudrama, TRANSITION, opens this Friday. The show explores the experiences of trans people and the people in their lives. I sat down with three remarkable cast members--Skyler Diaz, Jessie Ehrenberg, and Sam Sunderly--to talk about the show and their personal experiences.

BWW Interview: Ashleigh Ann Gardner, Monica Mulder of GHOST & FUNERAL PARTYBWW Interview: Ashleigh Ann Gardner, Monica Mulder of GHOST & FUNERAL PARTY
February 21, 2018

This weekend, producer Jeremy Seghers presents an evening of two one-acts by local playwright Ashleigh Ann Gardner. I interview Ashleigh Ann Gardner, the star of FUNERAL PARTY and director of GHOST, and Monica Mulder, the star of GHOST and director of FUNERAL PARTY. We talk about the balance between comedy and drama, and more!

BWW Interview: Ian Patrick Gibb of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at CFCArtsBWW Interview: Ian Patrick Gibb of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at CFCArts
January 24, 2018

As performances of Central Florida Community Art's anticipated production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME draw closer, I sit down with Ian Patrick Gibb (Quasimodo) to talk about all things HUNCHBACK.

BWW Interview: Christopher DeAngelis of SCHOOL OF ROCKBWW Interview: Christopher DeAngelis of SCHOOL OF ROCK
December 28, 2017

This week, I saw the national tour of SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The show follows Dewey Finn, who after getting kicked out of a rock band, poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious private school. He forms his students into a rock band to compete in the Battle of the Bands. I had the chance to sit down with Christopher DeAngelis (Dance Captain, Swing) to talk about all things SCHOOL OF ROCK.

Theater for Social Change: An Interview with Jeff RevelsTheater for Social Change: An Interview with Jeff Revels
December 11, 2017

This is the second video in a series I'm doing about theater for social change. I talk with Jeff Revels, the Artistic Director at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. We discuss the Justice Project, the REP's season, and more!

BWW Preview: Gromalot Theatre Factory's SLEIGH!BWW Preview: Gromalot Theatre Factory's SLEIGH!
December 11, 2017

This season, Gromalot Theatre Factory presents SLEIGH! at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. The show follows a young couple spending their first Christmas together in a series of comedic scenes with no dialogue.

BWW Interview: Tyler Tanner of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Orlando ShakesBWW Interview: Tyler Tanner of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Orlando Shakes
December 7, 2017

This December, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater has been transformed into a 1940s radio studio for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY. The classic story is told through a live radio broadcast, complete with talented voice actors, commercials, and live sound effects. I sat down with Tyler Tanner, who plays Melvin, the sound foley guy, to chat about the show.

BWW Interview: Tara Whitman of BRIGHT STAR at West Orange High SchoolBWW Interview: Tara Whitman of BRIGHT STAR at West Orange High School
October 10, 2017

West Orange High School Theatre kicks off their season with the high school premiere of BRIGHT STAR. Written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, the musical follows the story of Alice Murphy at two different points of her life. I talked with director Tara Whitman about premiering the show, the live band, staging, and more!

BWW Interview: J. Anthony Pyatt Jr. and Daniel Tracht of DISNEY'S NEWSIES at the REPBWW Interview: J. Anthony Pyatt Jr. and Daniel Tracht of DISNEY'S NEWSIES at the REP
September 19, 2017

J. Anthony Pyatt Jr. (Jack Kelly) and Daniel Tracht (Davey) star in the Orlando Repertory Theatre's production of DISNEY'S NEWSIES. We talk about the show, play a game, and take on the push-up challenge!

BWW Interview: Laura Hodos of MAN OF LA MANCHA at Orlando ShakesBWW Interview: Laura Hodos of MAN OF LA MANCHA at Orlando Shakes
September 15, 2017

Laura Hodos is currently starring as Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. We talk about her character, corsets, dream roles, brownies, and more!

Theater for Social Change: An Interview with John DiDonnaTheater for Social Change: An Interview with John DiDonna
September 14, 2017

This is the first video in a series of interviews I'm doing about theater for social change. I talk with John DiDonna, the Theater Program Chair at Valencia College. John is well known for doing docudramas - plays about social issues based on interviews. We discuss Division (his docudrama about the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis), his new play Transition (about people transitioning between genders), the angel action wings, and more!

BWW Review: FENCES at Mad Cow TheatreBWW Review: FENCES at Mad Cow Theatre
August 14, 2017

FENCES at Mad Cow gives the audience a snapshot of the life of Troy Maxson, a garbage worker struggling to support his family. The show explores themes such as family, discrimination, death and loyalty.

BWW Interview: The Cast and Creators of JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATINGBWW Interview: The Cast and Creators of JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING
August 7, 2017

Florida Theatrical Association presents the world premiere of JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING August 4-14 at The Abbey. The musical parodies a dating book from the 1950's of the same name. FTA produced a staged reading of the musicallast Fall as part of their New Musical Discovery Series.

BWW Review: ANIMAL CRACKERS at Mad Cow TheatreBWW Review: ANIMAL CRACKERS at Mad Cow Theatre
June 17, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre continues its twentieth season with ANIMAL CRACKERS, a musical adapted from the Marx Brothers' film of the same name. The plot centers around a party honoring Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding, which is attended by larger-than-life guests, originally played by the Marx Brothers. Mad Cow is known for producing lesser-known shows. ANIMAL CRACKERS was originally produced on Broadway in 1928, before the Golden Age of musicals. It has a vaudeville feel--broad comedy, from puns to prop comedy to outrageous physical humor.

BWW Interview: Kerry Ipema of SEX ED at the Orlando Fringe FestivalBWW Interview: Kerry Ipema of SEX ED at the Orlando Fringe Festival
May 26, 2017

Kerry Ipema makes her Orlando Fringe premiere with SEX ED, a coming of age story told with the help of Disney parodies. This week, I sat down with Kerry to talk about the show, ask advice, and more.

BWW Review: SEX ED at the Orlando Fringe FestivalBWW Review: SEX ED at the Orlando Fringe Festival
May 23, 2017

If you're looking for great storytelling, look no further than SEX ED at the Orlando Fringe Festival. Kerry Ipema's one-woman show is a coming of age story, complete with parodies of Disney songs.



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