Clarissa Moon

Clarissa Moon

Clarissa Moon has been writing for Broadway World since 2016. She has performed professionally in Central Florida at theaters including the Orlando REP, Mad Cow, and Orlando Shakes. Clarissa improvises at SAK Comedy Lab, and can also be seen performing in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.




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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


BWW Interview: Andrea Canny and Andrea Stack of GYPSY at the Garden TheatreBWW Interview: Andrea Canny and Andrea Stack of GYPSY at the Garden Theatre
Posted: Sep. 3, 2018


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


BWW Feature: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes Home to OrlandoBWW Feature: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Comes Home to Orlando
Posted: Apr. 24, 2018


BWW Interview: The Cast of TRANSITION at Valencia CollegeBWW Interview: The Cast of TRANSITION at Valencia College
Posted: Apr. 6, 2018


BWW Interview: Bob Brandenburg and Sarah Lockard of THE BIRDS at the Garden TheatreBWW Interview: Bob Brandenburg and Sarah Lockard of THE BIRDS at the Garden Theatre
Posted: Oct. 7, 2018


BWW Interview: Jillian Gizzi of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Orlando ShakesBWW Interview: Jillian Gizzi of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Orlando Shakes
Posted: Jun. 23, 2018


BWW Interview: Bob Brandenburg and Sarah Lockard of THE BIRDS at the Garden TheatreBWW Interview: Bob Brandenburg and Sarah Lockard of THE BIRDS at the Garden Theatre
October 7, 2018

This Halloween season, the Garden Theatre presents THE BIRDS, a play inspired by the same short story that served as the basis for Alfred Hichcock's famous 1963 film. I sat down with Bob Brandenburg (Tierney) and Sarah Lockard (Julia) to talk about rehearsals, the bird apocalypse,the art of building tension, and more!

BWW Interview: Zach Infante of IN THE HEIGHTS at Orlando ShakesBWW Interview: Zach Infante of IN THE HEIGHTS at Orlando Shakes
September 29, 2018

Zach Infante plays Sonny in IN THE HEIGHTS at the Orlando Shakes. We sat down to talk about their connection to the show, growthas an actor, and cancer survivorship.

BWW Interview: Andrea Canny and Andrea Stack of GYPSY at the Garden TheatreBWW Interview: Andrea Canny and Andrea Stack of GYPSY at the Garden Theatre
September 3, 2018

The Garden Theatre opens their seasonwith the classic musical GYPSY. I sat down with Andrea Canny (Rose) and Andrea Stack (Louise) to talk about their character's real-life counterparts, burlesque, and more!

BWW Interview: Steven Lane, Ame Livingston, and Anneliese Moon of THE LITTLE FOXES at Mad CowBWW Interview: Steven Lane, Ame Livingston, and Anneliese Moon of THE LITTLE FOXES at Mad Cow
August 16, 2018

Steven Lane (Horace), Ame Livingston (Regina), and Anneliese Moon (Alexandra) play the Giddens family in THE LITTLE FOXES at Mad Cow Theatre. While the classic drama is all about family struggles and corruption, the actors couldn't be having more fun.

BWW Interviews: Kyle Selig, Victoria Clark, and Betsy Wolfe at THE JIMMY AWARDS Red CarpetBWW Interviews: Kyle Selig, Victoria Clark, and Betsy Wolfe at THE JIMMY AWARDS Red Carpet
July 7, 2018

The Jimmy Awards celebrate outstanding high school performers from across the nation. Each year, around 80 students are chosen to participate in a week of workshops and masterclasses in New York City, all culminating in a final showcase at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. The event is attendedby members of the Broadway community. As one of this year's Student Reporters for the awards, I had the chance to chat withwith Kyle Selig (MEAN GIRLS), Victoria Clark (CINDERELLA, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA), and Betsy Wolfe (FALSETTOS, WAITRESS) on the red carpet. Take a look!

BWW Interview: Jillian Gizzi of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Orlando ShakesBWW Interview: Jillian Gizzi of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Orlando Shakes
June 23, 2018

This summer, the Orlando Shakes takes audiences under the sea with Brandon Robert'snew telling of Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairytale, THE LITTLE MERMAID. I talked with the little mermaid herself, Jillian Gizzi, about what she's learned from playing Allura, human shoes, and more!

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!



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