Each year, 50,000 teens attempt suicide and a thousand complete. Breaking the Moon
is a long one act empower pop musical that shines the light on the struggles that leads teens to these dark places. The piece takes place in a treatment center where 7 teenagers fight to find their voices and release their secrets, so they can ultimately move on with their lives and have hopeful knowing that they matter. Each of them fights a different battle, but they are all connected like stars in a constellation. Issues that are dealt with are sexuality, rape, divorce, drugs, self-esteem and more. It's a character driven piece that breaks the heart open so the light can shine through. The fresh score and intense book are both written by nationally touring singer/songwriter Amy Steinberg, who also directed and choreographed the piece. A talkback will follow the performance.
The cast of 7 includes Nicholas Clementi, Ashley Covington, Ailey Finn, Andrew Henriques, Juliana Kantor, Kate Leach, and Colin Samole.
Breaking the Moon is an Official Selection of the 2016 New York Musical Festival. Understudies: Eliana Griffith & Gage Tarlton. General Manager: Simpson & Longthorne Theatricals; Assistant Director: Gina Stewart; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.