Our Organization & History
Magic Moments was created in the early 1980s by a small group that banded together for a fundraiser to benefit the Bridge Home, a nonprofit that provides treatment for the Developmentally Challenged. The fundraiser consisted of donating the proceeds from a musical theatre production to the Bridge Home. Some of the Bridge Home residents performed in the production which provided a unique opportunity not only for them, but also for the rest of the cast and crew and audience. Since those humble beginnings nearly 35 years ago, Magic Moments has evolved considerably and our programming now consists of an annual musical with a cast of some 200 actors. The show provides equal opportunity for performers with special needs to participate in all aspects of the production. The diverse casting includes performers whose ages range from 5 to 85, and whose experience goes from novice to professional.
We take pride in fostering an environment of acceptance, growth, learning and support for all of our members and the larger community. This forum provides a life-changing opportunity for cast and crew to learn about each other’s unique talents, and to appreciate everyone for the special focus they bring to Magic Moments. We share our lessons of acceptance, growth, learning and support with our audiences. Through its programming, Magic Moments offers the community the opportunity to be entertained and educated regarding the theatrical talents and abilities of people with physical and developmental disabilities. We work to raise our audience’s awareness regarding these members of our community while offering a professional-quality, theatrical experience at a reasonable cost.