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Wonderama Took Over Times Square to Great Success

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Wonderama Took Over Times Square to Great Success

August 09
00:04 2022
Wonderama Took Over Times Square to Great Success
Record-breaking 26 episodes result from 80 performances in five days in Times Square with David Osmond, U.S. Census Bureau, Dr. Bernice King, Aladdin on Broadway, and top talent alongside American teen influence

Wonderama, helping kids to never lose their sense of wonder, took over Times Square from July 25-29, 2022 to great success. The latest season taping brought a record-breaking 26 resulting epiisodes and numerous viral moments over five days of taping with 80 performances creating a moment of positivity for kids to encourage them to aspire to their dreams at the crossroads of the world in New York. Led by show host and the one and only nephew of Donny and Marie OsmondDavid Osmond, Wonderama infiltrated Times Square with top talent such as sibling black belt musicians JAGMAC (1M), Carly Underwood, Kelvin Dukes and Broadway’s Genie in Aladdin Michael James Scott, social media superstars McKenzi Brooke (15M) and Reif Harrison (2M), Brooklyn Queen (5.5M), Baby Kaely (2M), and even America’s self-made millionaire teen designer Isabella Barrett.

For the first time, the taping of the show became a historical moment in New York for American youth. The 80 performances filmed in one week in Times Square will produce 26 episodes for the 2022 to 2023 season of Wonderama with show host David Osmond along with co-hosts Coco and Breezy with support from the U.S. Census Bureau (launching Kid’s Career Connection with Wonderama U), HealRWorld and Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, Snoop Dogg’s Chef QBone, Times Square Alliance, National Grange, UN Youth Leader AY Young, and Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow President and CEO Dr. Darlene Williams. 

“There has never been a better time than now to inspire our kids to bring positive change to their communities and we did that at Wonderama right in Times Square in a hugely impactful way,” shares Charles Armstrong, CEO and Executive Producer of Wonderama. “The moments we produced with incredible young talent over the last five days not only created content for our show but have created memories for a lifetime for these kids. We can’t wait to come back and do it again, America. Stay tuned.”

The resulting show airs 52 weeks a year, currently broadcasting to over 90 million U.S. homes, is syndicated internationally, and is bastioned by a social media influencer network of over 80mm followers and subscribers. 

Additional Wonderama performers include rising stars Kylie Marshall (one of most talked about entertainers under the age of 15), viral country star Renee Leavitt, Ofi, Sofia Angelica, Arizona Lindsey, JRDS Dance, Boss Kids, Kai Arts, Royal Thieves/Little Thieves, AY Young, QBone, Joe’s Music Academy, Lesli Hernandez, Felipe Salinas, Laundry Day, Lady Dragons, Natasha Rumbos, Domini Moore, Rob Eberle, Nicolette Furno with Davey J, Baby Kaely, Hip Hop Dreamz, Carly Underwood, Marley Dauphine and Laundry Day.

Wonderama U and U.S. Census Bureau launched the Kid’s Career Connection Experience in the latest season of Wonderama alongside support from Positively America Show Host and Anchor Ernie Anastos, Time Square Alliance President Tom Harris, One Times Square/Jamestown Executive Sherri White, National Grange President Betsy Huber, United Nations (UN) Youth Leader & Music4ClimateJustice Youth Ambassador, AY Young, HealRWorld and UN SDG initiatives represented by Charles (QBone) Rachal, Dr. Bernice King, Lora King, Rapper Solo Charm and AY Young, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow President and CEO Dr. Darlene Williams.

“The U.S. Census Bureau has officially launched our exciting partnership with Wonderama U to create the Kid’s Career Connection Experience and the possibilities are endless for our kids,” says Robert Santos, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau. “Our numerous tools, like our Census Business Builder and My Community Explorer, will show kids and adults alike who we are as a nation, a community, and a people. Kids across the nation can watch videos about what it’s like to be an intern in various industries to better inform their career paths creating a strong talent pipeline for future generations.”

For behind-the-scenes footage and to follow all of the excitement on Wonderama’s social channels, follow @wonderamatv on TikTokInstagram, and Facebook. Resulting segments can be viewed on Wonderama’s YouTube channel

Viewing of the taping from Times Square is free and open to the public. To apply to be in the audience and to be considered to perform on television for season eight of Wonderama in 2023, visit Wonderama.com. For more information about Wonderama, visit Wonderamatv.com.

David Osmond, JAGMAC and TV show audience bring their Wonderama energy to the stage in Times Square (Photo by Brett Martelli)

About Wonderama

Wonderama is a cross-platform media and entertainment lifestyle program that marries positive social impact with good TV. Building upon the legacy of the iconic “Wonderama” kids variety show that aired on U.S. television for over four decades, we create original and “curated” content that seeks to entertain, educate and inspire kids and families in this expanding market. Wonderama’s core mission is to encourage kids to aspire to their dreams, and we do that with the greatest respect to our audience. The new Wonderama is now in production of its seventh full season of original programming.

For more information, visit www.wonderamatv.com. Join the conversation @wonderamatv.

About The U.S. Census Bureau

The Census Bureau’s mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy. The Bureau honors privacy, protects confidentiality, shares expertise globally, and conducts work openly. The Census Bureau is guided on this mission by scientific objectivity, a strong and capable workforce, a devotion to research-based innovation, and an abiding commitment to customers.

For more information, visit www.census.gov

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