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: The Cast and Creators of JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATINGBWW Interview: The Cast and Creators of JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING
Posted: Aug. 7, 2017


BWW Review: FENCES at Mad Cow TheatreBWW Review: FENCES at Mad Cow Theatre
Posted: Aug. 14, 2017


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


VIDEO: Clarissa Moon - Talking with Steve MacKinnon and Taylor Wright from CURIOUS GEORGE at the Orlando REPVIDEO: Clarissa Moon Talks w/ Steve MacKinnon & Taylor Wright
Posted: Mar. 6, 2017


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?
Posted: May. 1, 2017


BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - An Interview with the Cast of Opera Orlando's AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORSBWW Interview: Opera Orlando's AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
Posted: Dec. 22, 2016


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.

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - Talking with Jill Jones from PROOF at The Studio TheatreBWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - Talking with Jill Jones from PROOF at The Studio Theatre
April 27, 2017

The Studio Theatre finishes its inaugural season with David Auburn's PROOF. The play follows Catherine, the daughter of a recently deceased mathematics professor, as she struggles with the mathematical genius she shares with her father, and the mental illness she fears she might have inherited from him. I talked with Jill Jones (Catherine) about her own math skills, the small cast, and the challenges of the show.

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - UCF Celebrates the Arts Recap: Short Film FestivalBWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - UCF Celebrates the Arts Recap: Short Film Festival
April 20, 2017

On Wednesday, April 12, UCF students showcased their short films as part of "UCF Celebrates the Arts" at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. A brief Q&A session with the filmmakers followed the event.

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - UCF Celebrates the Arts Recap: Female Playwrights PanelBWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - UCF Celebrates the Arts Recap: Female Playwrights Panel
April 12, 2017

This past Sunday, UCF faculty members Belinda (Be) Boyd, Cynthia White and Sybil St. Claire hosted a female playwrights panel as part of "UCF Celebrates the Arts." Boyd and St. Claire provided insight on playwriting, while White offered advice from the developmental perspective.

VIDEO: Clarissa Moon - Review: PINKALICIOUS at Orlando ShakesVIDEO: Clarissa Moon - Review: PINKALICIOUS at Orlando Shakes
April 11, 2017

PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater is pinktastic! See my review of the show below.

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - UCF Celebrates the Arts: Meet the Female Playwrights PanelBWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - UCF Celebrates the Arts: Meet the Female Playwrights Panel
April 7, 2017

This Friday, April 7, marks the beginning of 'UCF Celebrates the Arts,' a week-long showcase of student art and pieces that demonstrate the vital role of the arts. On Sunday, UCF faculty members will hold a female playwrights panel. I talked with two of the playwrights, Belinda (Be) Boyd and Sybil St. Claire, about their inspiration to become playwrights, their start in playwriting and what to expect at the panel.

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - THEatre ACCELERATOR Part 6: Developing Your MusicalBWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - THEatre ACCELERATOR Part 6: Developing Your Musical
April 5, 2017

This is the sixth post in my series about Apples and Oranges Studios' THEatre ACCELERATOR. THEatre ACCELERATOR utilizes new technology to develop musicals in a unique way. For a full explanation of THEatre ACCELERATOR, see my first post here.

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - THEatre ACCELERATOR Part 5: Plot Elements of MusicalsBWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - THEatre ACCELERATOR Part 5: Plot Elements of Musicals
March 28, 2017

This is the fifth post in my series about Apples and Oranges Studios' THEatre ACCELERATOR. THEatre ACCELERATOR utilizes new technology to develop musicals in a unique way. For a full explanation of THEatre ACCELERATOR, see my first post here.

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - Talking with Whitney Morse from THE LAST 5 YEARS at The Studio Theatre 
March 14, 2017

The Studio Theatre continues its inaugural season with Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST 5 YEARS. The musical follows the five-year relationship between Cathy and Jamie, from their first date to their divorce. I talked with Whitney Morse (Cathy) about the rehearsal process, her inspiration, and the challenges of telling a story backwards.



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