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: Christopher DeAngelis of SCHOOL OF ROCKBWW Interview: Christopher DeAngelis of SCHOOL OF ROCK
Posted: Dec. 28, 2017


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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 Review: ANIMAL CRACKERS at Mad Cow TheatreBWW Review: ANIMAL CRACKERS at Mad Cow Theatre
Posted: Jun. 17, 2017


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


BWW Blog: THE APPLAUSE AWARDS - Part TwoBWW Blog: THE APPLAUSE AWARDS - Part Two
Posted: May. 9, 2017


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


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.

BWW Interview: Travis Ray of SOMETHING STRANGE  at the Orlando Fringe FestivalBWW Interview: Travis Ray of SOMETHING STRANGE at the Orlando Fringe Festival
May 22, 2017

SOMETHING STRANGE at the Orlando Fringe Festival is an improvised play based on Netflix's 'Stranger Things.' Each night, a small town faces a different mysterious or other-worldly challenge. I talked with producer/director/performer Travis Ray about the show.

BWW Interview: Fiona Campbell of DUEL! at the Orlando Fringe FestivalBWW Interview: Fiona Campbell of DUEL! at the Orlando Fringe Festival
May 22, 2017

DUEL! centers around the infamous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, and how two storytellers end up getting the story very, very wrong. I talked with director/producer Fiona Campbell about the inspiration for the show's creation, the stylized hair and makeup, if storytellers change history, and more!

BWW Interview: Beth Marshall of COMMENCEMENT at the Orlando Fringe FestivalBWW Interview: Beth Marshall of COMMENCEMENT at the Orlando Fringe Festival
May 20, 2017

Beth Marshall Presents' COMMENCEMENT at the Orlando Fringe Festival centers around a school shooting. Beth Marshall plays Sarah Havermeyer, the mother of the shooter. I talked to Beth about her connection to the piece, why she chose to act in it, the challenges of her role, and more.

BWW Interview: TJ Dawe of ROLLER COASTER at the Orlando FringeBWW Interview: TJ Dawe of ROLLER COASTER at the Orlando Fringe
May 19, 2017

This year, Fringe-favorite TJ Dawe is back with ROLLER COASTER, his latest one-man show. I had the chance to talk with TJ about his process, fandoms as religions, the role of a storyteller in a post-apocalyptic society, and getting politically active.

BWW Blog: THE APPLAUSE AWARDS - Part TwoBWW Blog: THE APPLAUSE AWARDS - Part Two
May 9, 2017

This week, I discuss seeing two shows that were adjudicated for the Applause Awards;CINDERELLA at University High School, and MAN OF LA MANCHA at Trinity Preparatory School. Both of these shows were among this year's winners!

BWW Blog: The APPLAUSE AWARDS at The Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts - What Are They?BWW Blog: The APPLAUSE AWARDS at The Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts - What Are They?
May 1, 2017

For the next few weeks, I'll be blogging about the APPLAUSE AWARDS at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. What are the APPLAUSE AWARDS, exactly? Find out below!

BWW Review: DISENCHANTED! at the Plaza LiveBWW Review: DISENCHANTED! at the Plaza Live
May 1, 2017

The touring production of DISENCHANTED! is hilarious. Check out my review below! To catch the DISENCHANTED! tour, check out their Facebook page or visit disenchantedmusical.com for dates and cities.



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