The MoonAmie Blog
Since the beginning, MoonAmie Productions has been nothing short of astonishing. This has been very clear since June 4th, 2014, the day MoonAmie opened the doors of what would become a home for so many young performers, who would all become one family. From that day, MoonAmie has been guiding performers who not only know how to act, dance, and sing, but who also know how to be kind, respectful human beings who know that they are a part of something greater: creating art.
So what makes MoonAmie’s 2017-2018 season so special? This starts in the day to day setting at MoonAmie. This year is filled with more group lessons than ever, in acting, dance, and voice. This allows MoonAmie’s young performers to collaborate with each other on a weekly basis, learning from their teachers as a group, and also learning from each other. Part of what makes the fine arts so remarkable is that every artist can be constantly learning something new from their peers. More specifically, part of what makes theatre so remarkable is that it requires a team to tell a story, through word, dance, and music. In addition to conditioning themselves as performers, through lessons, students are preparing themselves for upcoming auditions at MoonAmie so that they can be a part of sharing stories that are waiting to be told to audiences at Olympia Theatre.
MoonAmie is kicking off their 2017-2018 season with the stage adaption of the 2000s classic Disney Channel Original Movie, High School Musical! This movie was iconic for the generation that is now grown up and in high school, just like the characters in High School Musical, which is part of what makes this show so special. Students at MoonAmie have an opportunity to audition for the characters that they grew up with, and who gave them their first glance into what life would be like as a high schooler. They have a chance to tell the story to audiences that they would look forward to watching whenever it was on TV when they were growing up. The other reason that this show is so special is because it’s with MoonAmie, which means that audiences can expect nothing less than fierce choreography, top notch vocals, and a fresh, new, spectacular take on the story that so many know and love.
MoonAmie’s summer show will be unlike anything anyone has ever seen before. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a story that has been told time and time again in different ways, however none compare to the power that the musical has to truly move audiences, and convey such a beautiful message in an equally beautiful way. The show explores huge themes and concepts such as good vs evil, injustice, choosing love over fear, and “what makes a monster and what makes a man,” to name a few. This will challenge the actors in ways that they have never been challenged before. Accompanying the story is a breathtaking score which will also challenge performers vocally and physically, as they grow as singers and dancers while they are learning the musical masterpiece that is the score of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, along with what is sure to be stunning choreography that will bring the show to a whole new level because of the important role that dance plays in the story line, and the dynamic it creates between characters in the show. As all of this comes together along with the technical details of the production, the show will put audiences in complete awe from the minute the lights in the Olympia Theatre dim, up to the moment the curtain closes at the very end of the evening.
MoonAmie has so much in store for the 2017-2018 season, and looking into the year it promises to be the most amazing year yet. However, throughout all the big things that we have to look forward to this year, some of the best moments this year are sure to come from the little moments. MoonAmie is one big family full of people who are excited about being together and creating art. From that excitement there are small moments that are so full of happiness, smiles, and laughter, that those moments are purely joy and only that, because there is too much joy for there to be room for anything other than bliss. Those countless little moments add up and fill everyone’s days at MoonAmie, and an endless amount of moments are waiting to fill all of the days MoonAmie has this upcoming year. It is all of our joyful moments that make not only MoonAmie’s 2017-2018 season incredibly special, but MoonAmie Productions and our big happy family the most special, most astonishing thing anyone could ever hope to have in their entire life.