Magic Moments is shaping to be a winter wonderland this semester, according to show manager Emily Nixon, a sophomore studying early childhood special education.
The show, which features performances set to music from popular Disney productions, is set to open Feb. 15 in the Oscar A. Kirkham Auditorium.
“I always tell everyone if you cut my heart open, glitter and Disney would flow out,” Nixon said. “I’ve always been involved in other shows, but this semester I knew this would be the perfect fit for me.”
Nixon said students should expect a lot of energy and excitement from this semester’s gro of talented performers.
“We’re trying to get the Rexburg winter in there with the theme this semester,” Nixon said. “We have the newer songs from movies like Frozen, but we expect a variety of Disney favorites as well.”
Students auditioning for the show said that Magic Moments is unlike other Talent Activities productions because it showcases songs near and dear to their hearts.
“I knew I wanted to audition because I love Disney and I love performing,” said Rachael Thomson, a freshman studying music. “I’m really excited to hopefully be a part of it.”
Whether it is a therapeutic way to relieve stress or a way to communicate, students said that sharing their love of music goes beyond the Disney theme.
“The Spirit can be communicated very powerfully though music,” said Adam Smith, a senior studying health care administration. “There are times when words fall short, but music can bridge that gap.”
Smith, along with his duet partner, Amanda Wallis, a senior studying web design, said they are excited for the opportunity to lift others with music.
“Music has always inspired me, and I hope to do the same for others while growing my talents,” Wallis said.
Rachael Van Alfen, a sophomore majoring in general studies, said she enjoys sharing the happiness and solace music brings to her with those around her.
“I sing every night, most of the time Disney songs,” Vanalfen said. “It’s definitely helped me get out of a few funks and never fails to cheer me . If I can do the same for others I’m more than happy to sing.”
Tickets are $3 for students and are available for purchase online or at the door on the day of the performance.