Another Casting Call From Morgan’s Wonderland

From the Entertainment Director at Morgan’s Wonderland (which is to say, Nikki):

Opportunities are now available for homeschooled teens to retirees – and all ages in between – to perform in our children’s theatre educational outreach program throughout the school year!!

Open to seasoned actors and those looking to gain further experience.

We do offer a per show stipend and a bus to travel to and from each show, but you must have reliable transportation to get to the park. Those interested need to be available Tuesdays and Thursdays during the day.

Those interested must have a willingness, an understanding, and a passion for sharing the Morgan’s Wonderland mission!!

If this is for you, please email to nyoung@morganswonderland.com:

  • A headshot or recent pic
  • The best number to reach you at
  • Your resume (or you can simply list any experience)
  • PLUS be sure to share any personal connection or interest you have in our special needs community.

Thank you!!

If you think you might be a good fit for a role (or it for you), please consider submitting. If you think someone I missed might be a good or better fit (such as a colleague, or a former student), please tag or otherwise refer them. And if I can ask for a signal boost, please share.

Thanks as always for your support!

One More Reason (Of Many) Why I Love What I Do

Last night Morgan’s Wonderland held its annual Free to Soar gala (which also included a birthday party for Morgan, and a Bruno Martian flash mob by the students at The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland). I wasn’t there for the event itself, but I got to sit in on rehearsals the night before, and I’m still going through the photos I shot.

I had a great time at the rehearsals, so I can imagine how much fun the full event was. It’s just so much fun working with everyone in the Wonderland, TX community.

But it’s a lot more than fun. It’s also so incredibly rewarding. I’ve shared not a few words about the experience, and I’m thankful for everyone who has supported them. More importantly, I’m thankful for everyone who has supported the park and the school.

But for all the words I’ve written, it’s the visuals that tell the story far better. So, if you’d like to see, REALLY see, what it means to support Wonderland, TX, watch this video:

That is what you’re supporting. That’s what all the staff and teachers and administrators are supporting. That’s what I’m supporting.

And I’m honored to be a part of it.

If you’d like to be a part of it too (and I’ve had a few people ask), please message me for details. I’ll try to help if I can.

Thanks as always, and hope to see you in Wonderland!

Labor Day at Morgan’s Wonderland

If you still need ideas for your Labor Day weekend, Morgan’s Wonderland has a few.

The park’s Labor Day Celebration will be happening on Monday, and (as the flyer to your right promises) features appearances by:

  • Animal actor Trinity
  • Miss Greater Helotes Texas Teen 2015, Analee Hemann
  • Steven O. Sellers, performing with his ukelele and Party Time Puppets (and Great Day SA offered a wonderful sneak preview of their show)
  • and Katy McKenzie

Plus, of course, all the park’s great rides and attractions will be there.

It’s going to be a fun day, so bring your family. Invite your friends. Tell your neighbors. Share it with your peeps and tweeps.

Thanks as always for your support, and hope to see you there!

We Could Be Heroes… Or Butterflies… Or Elves…

You’ve likely figured out that my Morgan’s Wonderland posts (both for the park and for the school) are as much calls to action as they are fragments of my experiences there. So this post will be no exception.

I love being a part of that family. I’m proud of the things we’ve accomplished together. And I want all of you to share in that.

If you’re a performer, your chance to share in it could be this week. Continue reading

Things You Can Do This 4th of July

So it’s the 4th of July weekend. And you’re looking for something to do other than see Terminator Genisys and imagine Matt Smith with his head in his hands saying “I left Doctor Who for THIS?” (Not that you were planning on doing that in the first place. I’ve just been looking for an excuse to use that joke.)

I might be able to help. Continue reading