December 13, 2015 Breakfast with Santa & Frozen Friends. Pancakes, autographs, and lots of smiles in this annual holiday favorite.
October 24, 2015 AoS honored as Community Resource of the Year at Annual Service Above Self Awards Ceremony. Along with AoS Prop Mama, Carol Gallegos, AoS is recognized among “individuals and organizations [that] have truly gone ‘Above and Beyond’ in serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families” by San Andreas Regional Center.
April 3-4, 2015 “Magical!” “Excellent!” “Amazing!” The Angels wow audiences with Willy Wonka, Jr.
February 21, 2015 “A wonderful performance!” Angels on Stage presents the Extravaganza: A Journey through the Land of Candylicious!
December 14, 2014 Angels on Stage performs at Christmas in the Park.
December 7, 2014 Breakfast with Santa delivers a new twist on the popular AoS Character Breakfasts. Santa, Anna and Olaf, and scores of other favorite characters were on hand this morning to share breakfast and fun with special families from throughout the Bay Area.
October 17, 2014 AoS performs at Mean Well USA benefit concert AoS was one of two local organizations invited to perform for Mean Well USA employees and dignitaries from around the world for this event designed to illuminate abilities and benefit transformational programs serving individuals with special needs. In addition to this exclusive invitation, AoS was presented with a generous $10,000 donation from Mean Well’s corporate president.
August 1, 2014 “Dedication and positive impact on the families and community of individuals with disabilities.” AoS presented the Disability Awareness Night Honoree Award by Micelli Financial Partners and Supporting Organizations at the annual Disability Awareness Night with the San Jose Giants.
April 13, 2014 Council member Pete Constant, San Jose District 11 recognizes Angels on Stage with special Commendation. AoS was presented this recognition for the important work the Angels are doing in the community to change perceptions and break down stereotypes of children and young adults with special needs while learning critical life skills.
April 11, 12 and 13 “Changing Lives!” Angels on Stage dazzles audiences with performances of The Little Mermaid. What people are saying “I am without words and beyond grateful to everyone who has been a part of bringing to the surface the talents of our amazing kids. Our journey with AoS began with season 1. Amy was 12, and her anxiety prevented her from leaving the safety of our car in the parking lot for the first six weeks of practices. Last night, with the support of her friends and the people who know these talents live in our children, I saw her transform herself into the creepiest villain (Ursula)! The journey from then till now has been remarkable. With the support of the staff, she has learned that she can navigate and manage stressful situations and come out shinning! Thank You for changing lives!”
March 29, 2014 CAA honors Angels on Stage College of Adaptive Arts recognized AoS with a certificate for a unique contribution in film to CAA’s “Celebrating Differing Abilities Film Festival”
March 28, 2014 Angels on Stage changes perceptions at Saratoga’s Redwood Middle School. AoS was a featured act at Redwood’s Cultural Awareness Day. The Angels performed songs, dances and a few mini scenes from The Little Mermaid, and hosted a lively Q&A session with the Redwood students.
February 22, 2014 AoS Undersea Extravaganza “An epic success!”
Angels on Stage makes history with first-ever Super Stars Under the Sea EXTRAVAGANZA! performance, showcasing and illuminating abilities to a nearly sold-out house.
December 2013 Angels on Stage lights up Christmas in the Park in San Jose, CA
October 2013 Angels and Leadership Council kick off the 29th Annual DEC Conference –
International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families – at the Hilton San Franciso Union Square. “It was a great way to start the event!” (Julie Strassner, Conference Director)
September 21, 2013 BREAKFAST DELIGHT San Jose Mercury’s Sal Pizarro invites Silicon Valley to eat breakfast with the Angels and your favorite Disney characters.
January 2013 Angels on Stage honored by San Jose City Councilman, Kansen Chu as District 4 Community Heroes, “outstanding individuals and groups in our who have dedicated themselves to making our community a better place to live, work, and play. . . . These individuals and organizations have devoted their time and efforts to improving our schools, businesses, neighborhoods, and lives without asking for anything in return.”
Shining Stars. The Pony Express, Pioneer High School’s (San Jose) Student-Run Newspaper features Angels on Stage buddy coach Ilse Ruiz and performers Kayla Belick and Haley Lebhertz. Says Ms. Ruiz, “…everybody deserves a chance to have a voice,” and “…every community ‘needs an organization like Angels on Stage.‘”
November 2011 Perception, Not Perfection. Parenting Special Needs, the innovative, comprehensive online magazine, features Angels on Stage in the cover story. “The excitement at the rehearsal studio each Saturday morning is palpable. It’s a vibrant space, filled with people joyous about music and laughter and being together.”
August 17, 2011 Angels on Stage Performances Soar with Clear-Com: Effective Communications Allow Disabled Performers’ Creativity to Shine. “Clear-Com®, a global leader in mission-critical voice communication systems, is being used by the non-profit theatrical organization Angels on Stage to create a safe and fun environment for the group’s special performers.”