Regardless of one’s role at the Disneyland Resort, any cast member can take to the stage. I’m not a stage performer, but I’ve performed at the Hyperion Theatre in Disney California Adventure park twice in my eight years here. The opportunity came through Flashback, an annual Broadway-style musical put on by more than 250 Disneyland Resort cast members who divide into teams to compete in four mini musicals.
This feel-good production takes place in front of an audience of friends, family and co-workers after the park closes to guests.
Collectively, more than 30,000 VoluntEAR hours go into preparation for the show while ticket sales help to raise funds for charity. This year, $10,000 was donated to Anaheim Ballet. Through that organization’s Step Up program, scholarships are granted to children in need who have a passion for the arts.
From beginning to end, participating in the event is a lot of fun. The video below gives a glimpse into the hard work and talent that goes into making Flashback.