Angels on Stage in the News
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."
March 6, 2009 Special Troupe Gives Kids a Chance to Shine
The San Jose Mercury News features the Angels on Stage production of, "The Wizard of Oz" and an interview with AoS Founder DeAnna Pursai. "When DeAnna Pursai of San Jose founded a nonprofit theater group for kids with disabilities, her mission was to give children who usually find themselves on the outside looking in a chance to take center stage."
May 2008 Putting "Angels" in the Spotlight. Bay Area Parent interviews DeAnna Pursai on Angels on Stage's debut production. "When kids realize that they're free to do what they can, the results are amazing!"
February 21, 2008 'Angels' puts disabled youth in spotlight: New nonprofit to debut at Hoover. The Almaden Resident highlights the launch of a new kind of theatre troupe, Angels on Stage. "It's going to be a wonderful opportunity for kids with special needs to shine in a really understanding environment."