Film Premiere – Crystal Dreaming
Manning Entertainment Centre
Saturday, 02 November 2019 | 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
The screening event of “Crystal Dreaming the Musical” was a great success and warmly received by the cast that attended and the general public.
One thousand dollars from ticket sales was raised, as a donation for the Australian Childrens Music Foundation which promotes the performance of music in disadvantaged schools.
Ariana Shneider's “Crystal Dreaming” is a fantastic fantasy; a magical, mystical musical moving into higher dimensions. This creation is inspired by the myth of Lemuria-an ancient, civilisation that disappeared beneath the sea over 12,000 years ago. The only survivors were the 25,000 forewarned citizens who built a fifth-dimensional, highly advanced, crystal city called Telos, within a mountain named Shasta. Their mission: to create a splendid, utopian world, and in so doing, demonstrate that this is a possibility for humankind.
Enter Mirabelle, a feisty, idealistic child of the cosmos. She plays with creatures from the elemental kingdom, her best friend is a gnome called Cabanossi, she hears angels singing and she goes on interstellar journeys. Through a series of trials, she is eventually invited to act as an ambassador, a bridge between two worlds: the world we know as Earth and the fifth-dimensional realm of Telos, Crystal City of Light.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rosemary, Chloe, Courtney, Chelsea and Clare Wilson.