Go Behind the Scenes With Disney Dish Podcaster Jim Hill as He Pulls Back the Curtain on "Beauty and the Beast" & Spaced Out Disney
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Go Behind the Scenes With Disney Dish Podcaster Jim Hill as He Pulls Back the Curtain on "Beauty and the Beast" & Spaced Out Disney

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January 11, 2017 - The Rosen Performing Arts Center at the Wayne YMCA, together with e.t.c. -- Events Tailored & Customized bring you two special BACKSTAGE AT THE Y talks with writer, podcaster, theme park historian, storyteller and more, JIM HILL from the Disney Dish Podcast.

The BACKSTAGE AT THE Y Concert Series presented at the Rosen Performing Arts Center in the YMCA in Wayne, NJ, offers a uniquely intimate setting to meet and listen to special artists like Jim. 

A ticket holder's Rosen Performing Arts Center experience starts at the Backstage Door and ends with a seat on stage. In between everyone gets to pass the dressing rooms, wander in the wings, say hello to the stagehand and finally step onto the stage to be seated for the performance. On stage for the entire performance, the audience becomes an integral part of the show.

On Sunday, February 12, 2017, you can join Jim Hill on stage for his talk "Looking Back At Disney's Beauty And The Beast"

Ever wonder how the the first animated feature to ever be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar was created?

Well, it didn't happen in Hollywood. But -- rather -- at a Residence Inn in Fishkill, NY. Entertainment writer Jim Hill shares all sorts of behind-the-scenes tales (as old as time) about this award-winning film that not only spawned a long-running Broadway show, numerous theme park attractions & a direct-to-video sequel but also a soon-to-released lavish live-action reboot.

11:45AM - 1:00PM  
$15 / TICKET

On Sunday, March 19, 2017, you can join Jim at his talk "Spaced Out Disney: 60 Years Of Going Out Of-This-World With Walt".

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017
11:45AM - 1:00PM  
$15 / TICKET

Learn how an episode of the "Disneyland" TV show convinced President Dwight Eisenhower that it was time for America to enter the space race. Or how the real Buzz Aldrin influenced the creation of Buzz Lightyear for Pixar's "Toy Story" series. Entertainment writer Jim Hill will take you to Infinity & Beyond as he shares all sorts of behind-the-scenes stories about famous films like "The Black Hole," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" & the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies.

Backstage at the Y Disney Talks is presented in partnership with

This program is made possible, in part, by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.


About the Rosen Performing Arts Center - The Wayne YMCA is home to the beautiful Rosen Performing Arts Center - a 406 seat professional performing art center located in Wayne, New Jersey.  It is home to many special events including theater productions for youth, teens and adults, dance programs and special events.  The performing arts center is also available to rent for companies producing or presenting theater, concerts, dance or film as well as for meeting spaces or conferences.  

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