an 8 year old girl who possesses extraordinary psychic gifts,
but no-one believes her.
her venturing into mystical realms where she encounters celestial beings,
interstellar travellers, her life-long nemesis, and the love of her life.
a world of secret truths, courage put to test,
and a triumphant realisation of her destiny.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO IMAGINE:
CRYSTAL DREAMING DELIVERS IT!!!
This musical has been inspired by, and is based on, The Telos Book Series by Aurelia Louise Jones. With permission from Mount Shasta Light Publishing. © Copyright 2009 Victoria Lee
Dear Ari, What an incredible undertaking this has been for you:-WELL DONE. You have given an enormous part of your life for this project & used your talents of musical prowess and script writing to create an uplifting musical which will positively impact many lives-AND IT’S FUN!!! How enriching it has all been! Heartfelt congrats on seeing this all through- (lots of tribulations & joys I am sure). THANK YOU FROM ME AND ALL THE MANY WHO WILL SEE IT. Dale (Gilson) xxxx
Dear Ariana, Friend, mentor, teacher… Thank you for being such a shining example to all of us. “Follow Your Dreams!!” Your commitment is amazing. Your striving for your beliefs, your art, your love for our world has shone through on this whole, huge journey of “Crystal Dreaming”. I am extremely blessed and grateful to have shared some of the journey of this magical, awesome music theatre. With warmth, love, hugs, From Deirdre (Sutherland)…Angel 1
Crystal Dreaming the Musical Review by Rebecca Ryan, Psychologist A K-12 resource on the issues facing children and young people today. “Crystal Dreaming” is a valuable teaching resource for Primary and High School and can be linked to Curriculum items in English, Music, Drama and PDHPE. “Crystal Dreaming” covers relevant issues for children including: Family Separation, Parenting, Siblings, School, Homework, Peers, Disability, Friendship, Bullying, Imagination, Bravery. “Crystal Dreaming covers relevant issues for young people including: Loneliness, Relationships, Identity, Independence, Responsibility, Disability, Daring to Dream, Being True to Oneself. The fabric of this musical is very rich.
Dear Ariana, Thank you so much for giving me the role of Mirabelle. You had faith in me from the beginning and for your ongoing support I am forever grateful. How special it has been to share this whole journey together. My talent as a singer is as a result of your excellent teaching abilities and pure passion for what you do! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to dream big and get back in the game. Always, Amy (Crozier)
It has been our pleasure to have known and intermittently worked with Ariana Shneider over the past 30 years. A dedicated teacher of Voice, Music and Drama, Ariana is a true professional. Not only has she guided hundreds of young and not-so-young people to achieve their maximum artistic potential, but she has also performed in numerous musical and dramatic theatre productions as well as performing as a volunteer on many special community and civic occasions. She has been the recipient of grant funds for a number of creative cultural initiatives and has project managed all of these to successful fruition. Ariana is talented, creative and absolutely committed to building a brighter cultural future for us all. Mave Richardson AM PSM Eric Richardson OAM
I will always remember the feeling of joy and exhilaration that my whole body felt as I stood with the entire audience to give a standing ovation to Ariana Shneider’s musical “Crystal Dreaming”. I also remember thinking “this should be performed at the Sydney Opera House”. The feelings of joy came from not only the incredible music but also the storyline which seemed to open my mind to other realities. It is a musical for the young and the young at heart. I recommend it to everyone. Rosemary Butterworth.
Thank you Ariana, We thank you for the wonderful show you have created. You have brought my children’s interest in singing and drama to life. We all have learnt so much from you, from the show to personal character development, a great mentor and director, and I hope we shall meet up again in musical theatre. Yours sincerely, Rosemary, Chloe, Courtney, Chelsea and Clare Wilson.