Rosen Performing Arts Center

Backstage at the Y Talks Disney

Enter the Y, One Pike Drive, Wayne, through its Backstage Door,
pass the dressing rooms, wander in the wings, say hello to the stagehand, step onto the stage, and finally be seated to become part of an intimate audience. The setting alone makes this Series unique, but it is the artists who make it special.

Join us for two special BACKSTAGE AT THE Y talks with writer, podcaster, theme park historian, storyteller and more JIM HILL from the Disney Dish Podcast.

Spaced Out Disney: 60 years of going out-of-this-world with Walt

Sunday, April 23, 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.