Hello valued friends, colleagues, fans and past clients!
Happy Summer everyone! It has been a while since we have been in touch! We had reduced our e-mail updates & newsletters to about twice a year as we realize many people are inundated with a large amount of e-mails every day! We have received feed-back recently from some of you asking for more frequent updates, so we will try to be in touch a little more often (but still not too frequent). If you don't enjoy receiving our updates & newsletters please click 'unsubscribe' at the bottom of the page and you will be removed from our list.... or if you prefer you can follow us on twitter or facebook. Okay, now on to what we've been up to and what's coming up...
Our ABBA tribute show, ABRA Cadabra has had some awesome experiences in the last few months, including performances at the Hard Rock Casino Theatre (pictured above), the BC Funeral Director's Conference at the River Rock Show Theatre (pictured below), The Bell Centre for Performing Arts, The Memorial Arena in Trail, BC, The Stella Price Client Appreciation Party at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, Hazelmere Golf Club and The PGIC 20th Anniversary Party at the Coast Coal Harbour.
Above: The audience on stage with ABRA Cadabra at The River Rock Show Theatre! Who knew funeral directors were so much fun?!
ABRA Cadabra is looking forward to performing for the city of Port Moody's community picnic on July 26th, the opening night of the Harmony Arts Festival on August 1st and at the historical Clova Theatre's Closing Event on August 2nd in Cloverdale! We are doing a variety of all-ages public performances throughout the Summer with a variety of our shows... and many of them are free, so be sure to check out our performance calendar to the right of the page for all of the details!
Above: ABRA Cadabra performing 'Ra Ra Rasputan' at The River Rock
Our Youth Empowerment/ Bullying Prevention Rock Show, 'Kindness ROCKS' reached over 3000 students at Winston Churchill Secondary in Vancouver recently (pictured below) with the messages of kindness, compassion, forgiveness and social responsibility. We were thrilled to have some fantastic guest performers including Dirty Radio, Alyssa Gutierez and Adam Lucas, who brought the house down with his performance of 'My Own Way'! Carol Todd (Amanda Todd's Mom) attended one of the shows and spoke to the students about her experience, which was a powerful moment in the show.
Our goal is to bring Kindness ROCKS to more schools and communities throughout North America!! We currently have 20 schools on a waiting list who would like to bring Kindness Rocks to their community and we would love your help in making that happen! We are looking to partner with like-minded organizations and sponsors to help us get these essential messages out to more youth! Please contact us today if you can help!
Above: The students of Winston Churchill Secondary performing 'Happy' during the show
We were so thrilled to do some work with the Cmolik Foundation last month; A wonderful organization spear-headed by Ellen Cmolik that helps put many young people through school who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it. We had the opportunity to provide some live music for the event as well as work with about 20 of the scholarship recipients to learn a song that they performed at the Gala. Thanks for having us involved Ellen! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
Our Michael Buble' tribute show, 'Sway' has had a phenomenal year with performances at The Green Valley Resort in Las Vegas, Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City, 3 shows at L'Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge Louisiana (pictured above), The Hollywood Casino in Columbus Ohio, The Lake Club in Houston Texas and The Turning Stone Casino in New York. The cast of Sway have had so many memorable experiences in recent months, but Baton Rouge was a definite highlight! We enjoyed experiencing the Louisiana culture and cuisine and made some amazing new friends! See some live clips of the show HERE. See some back-stage moments HERE! Sway is looking forward to performing for the North Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations, the Newport Village Festival and returning to Las Vegas on August 30th to perform at the Sunset Station Casino!
Above: The cast of 'Sway' back-stage at The L'Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge. (L-R) Jonas, Ross, Ashley, Adam, Andrea, John, Luke & Darrin. A huge thanks to the awesome local musicians who played with us on these 3 shows!
We have a brand new show on our roster that we are really excited about called The ROCK IMMORTALS (starring Robbie Wyckoff who was one of the lead singers on 'The Wall Live' Tour with Roger Waters!). Robbie is joined on stage by some of the music industry's finest talent performing Rock n Roll's biggest hits from legendary groups such as Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Bad Company, Journey and more! Check out the Rock Immortals (Agent friendly) web-site to see their song-list, photos & live videos from their recent Commodore Ballroom performance! Keep an eye out for Mike Reno from Loverboy in one of the videos, who was a guest vocalist for this particular show!
Our all 80's show, The ATARI RADIO STARZ had so much fun performing at The Abbotsford Community Gala on May 31st (pictured below). The audience (pictured below) was awesome, dancing & singing along to all of their favourite 80's songs! A huge thanks to our wonderful cast (Troy Cross, Karina Morin, Dave Shannon and Brendan McLean) for delivering such an awesome performance! See the whole photo gallery HERE
Above: Troy, Karina, Dave & Brendan - Below: The audience dancing to 'Sweet Dreams'
Looking for some awesome entertainment for your company party, wedding, fund-raiser or community event? We offer a wide range of entertainment options for all event sizes and budgets! Contact us today for more info or visit our web-site! If you are an Agent, be sure to check-out our 'Agent Friendly' site to access promo materials for all of our shows!
Thanks for your continued interest and support! We look forward to seeing you at one of our up-coming shows!
All the best!
Jonas & Jeanette
Moon Coin Productions