Coming Really Soon: Classes For Young Actors

A little earlier today Nikki announced on her Facebook that she’ll be teaching acting classes for kids, tweens, and teens at the Condra Artista talent agency. They start next month, and here are the details:

First, Kids on Camera is a five-week session for children ages 4-7. It’s an introduction to the basics of acting on camera.

  • When: Thursdays, October 1-October 29, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Admission: $125.00 per student (maximum 6 students)

Then there’s Tweens & Teens On Screen, also a five-week session. This class focuses on film and commercial acting, and is open to young actors of all levels of experience, from age 8-18.

  • When: Thursday, October 1-October 29, 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Admission: $250.00 per student (maximum 12 students)

Classes will take place at CA Studios (12521 Nacogdoches Road, Ste. 104, San Antonio, TX 78217). And as you can guess, those seats should fill up pretty quickly. So if you’d like to register your child, call 210-492-9947 today.

And of course, if you know any parents who might like to register their children, please feel free to send this blog their way.

Thanks as always for your support, and keep spreading the word!

The Joy of Casting

Casting Call - Joy the ButterflyNikki recently posted this casting call on Instagram and Facebook – Morgan’s Wonderland is looking for performers to play the park’s ambassador, Joy the Butterfly.

It’s a great opportunity to join us in the Wonderland, TX family, so if you’re interested, please e-mail Nikki for more information. And please share this with any and everyone you think would like to be a part of it.

Thanks as always for your support!


Forever Young: The Day In Photos

If you missed yesterday’s all-star fundraiser for Ron Young, you missed an incredible show. I was honored to be a part of it, and I had a great time as the official social media reporter, covering the show on Twitter and Instagram.

So (complete with my original commentary), here’s a gallery to recap the day…

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As promised, it was a great day, with great artists sharing great music with (and for) great friends. Many thanks to everyone who stepped up to make it all happen, from Sam’s Burger Joint to all the great artists who performed to all the friends and family who showed up, donated, and offered their love and support.

And again, if you missed the show, but would still like to help out, please send me a message. Anything you can do is so much appreciated.

Once again, thank you. Until soon…

And May Ron Stay Forever Young

A couple of years ago I was honored to be part of an all-star benefit extravaganza for my friend (and Nikki‘s uncle) Ron Young. Besides being a hell of a great guy, Ron is one of the most important names in the local music scene. As a singer/songwriter, and as a music journalist (which automatically makes him a historian as well), he’s been a part of this scene for a long, long time.

A few years ago, Ron was diagnosed with cancer, and so Forever Young was born as a fundraiser to help cover the costs of his treatment. The event was a huge success (raising over $10,000), and a big help to him.

Ron’s cancer-free now, which is an incredible blessing. But those costs are still around. So, tomorrow, from 2pm-10pm, Forever Young returns to Sam’s Burger Joint with another stellar lineup of performers:

Seriously, click on that poster to enlarge it, and just look at that lineup. You can’t miss a gathering like that. Or the raffle. Or the silent auction. Or the MCs: Chris Casseb, Steven O. Sellers, and Nikki Young. Or the cost of admission: only $10.

All of that said, I hope you can all come out to show your support for Ron. Even if you can’t, if you’d still like to help out, message me for the details.

Thank you as always for your support. Please share this post, share the poster, do whatever you can to spread the word.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

In Which I Explain Later

For those of you who are new to, you’re probably wondering about the “Hurtado Street” reference.

Well, by way of exposition, before I upgraded it to a full-on website, my blog was known as “The Hurtado Street Theater.” It’s an allusion to a line I wrote into the first screenplay I worked on, Dating Danielle (back in 2007, when I first started working with Nikki and Chadd). It was a lot of fun, and more than that, it was the beginning of my writing career.

So, this being Throwback Thursday and all, here’s the story that started it all:

Now you know. Thanks for wanting to know, and for following along.

Until next time, “be seeing you…”