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BLAST OFF! (to space) The Show

Created and Performed by Mélissa Smith 

BLAST OFF! (to space) The Show is a multimedia one person performance incorporating music, lights and projection art, puppetry and physical comedy. Audiences are invited to be daring and venture on a fantastical voyage in space! But beware of aliens!!!  

The performance will take place inside the 'space shuttle' where big decisions are made and anything is possible. 


Recommended ages 4-10 - and their adults. 

The entire experience including pre/post show activities lasts about 1 hour with the performance in the dome being approximately 30 minutes.

The NYC debut of BLAST OFF! (to space) The Show was presented in partnership with The Brooklyn Children's Museum, 

Co-produced with The New Collectives with support from the New York Foundation of the Arts Women's Fund.

Currently Booking for Fall 2023 and beyond... CLICK HERE for booking info 

Astronaut Training 

*Live In Person       *Live Virtual 
*Coming Soon - Video available to license

 BLAST OFF!  Astronaut Training is an interactive storytelling program created and performed by Mélissa Smith!

Trainees will be up on their feet as they go through a mock astronaut training session -- complete with physical exercises, a drawing challenge, history lessons highlighting achievements by women in space, and an interactive reading of Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed.

The young recruits will learn the astronaut creed, "If I can dream it, if I can believe in it, and if I can work hard for it, anything is possible!"

There is a special viewing of the acclaimed film "Veggies In Space" and the session culminates in an intergalactic dance party!

BLAST OFF! Astronaut Training was commissioned as a virtual event during the pandemic by the Southwest Harbor Public Library in Maine. Since its inception, it has continued to be part of library programming in different communities, and has been performed at schools, museums, and community events. Astronaut Training had its in person debut at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in 2022.

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Now Available!

From the same creative team that brought you the acclaimed film "Veggies In Space" comes the illustrated graphic novel of the same title! 

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