Weekend Showcase: Stages’ “Owl Moon”
Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins will produce “Owl Moon” until March 24. The show is about a girl and her father who go looking for owls and stumbles upon a beautiful world. The show is produced in coordination with Escalate Dance and Theater Studio out of Osseo.
Owl Moon is a very Minnesota tale.
“It’s a story of a little girl and her dad going out owling,” explained Ann Marie Omeish, who is the owner of Escalate Dance and Theater Studio. “We’ve created this really magical world where she goes out owling with her dad for the first time and she sees all the animals in the forest and a snowstorm and just this beautiful scene.”
There is no dialogue, only some narration which you won’t even hear till more than eight minutes into the performance.
“The show is really exciting,” said a 12-year-old dancer named Kate Ross. “To be up there and be able to dance and be able to tell a story without saying any words. It is a happy show.”
The scene could take place in any Minnesota woods. and although Escalate Dance handled all the choreography, the dancers came from several studios.
“There’s this huge community with all of dancers which is great,” said Omeish. “So it doesn’t even feel like they’re just from one studio. It feel like its this community of dancers that work together beautifully.”
At 45 minutes, the show is the perfect length and will hold the attention of even the smallest of audience members.
Owl moon is onstage at Stages Theater through March 24.