Many remember the Disney Channel’s wildly popular The All-New Mickey Mouse Club which aired in the late ‘80s well into the ‘90s. It was similar to a “‘Saturday Night Live’ for kids” featuring interviews, skits, variety show-styled razzle dazzle, and of course, lots of singing.
Long before his album of Disney hits with a Rock ‘n Roll Twist Kingdom Classics was produced, Peter Alden did some singing on one MMC episode in particular – and we’ve got the video for you! Other actors in this episode also went on to have pretty bright futures. Watch for JC Chasez from NSYNC, Keri Russell from the TV Series “Felicity” recording artist Jennifer McGill and more.
Check out this episode of the show where you’ll find Pete singing beautifully as an “Elvis Impersonator.” Just fast forward to 4:43-6:00 to save time.
More about the show:
The Mickey Mouse Club’s Emerald Cove was a 1993-1995 American soap-opera based television series on the Disney Channel in a genre called ‘dramedy’, a mix of drama and comedy and a serial from the fifth, sixth and seventh seasons of The Mickey Mouse Club (MMC). It was produced by Blue Wave Productions, Inc. in association with Les Choux Company.
Emerald Cove was an updated version of the classic 60’s beach movies. It centered around a group of surfers, musicians, and party lovers. Many of the episodes involved the band called “High Density” trying to get a job playing at Emerald Cove, a fictional local club that was filmed and located in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Other continuing themes are the problems that the teenagers encounter while trying to sort out their love lives over the summer, and deciding about college.
Peter Alden in the Press ~ Coachella Valley Weekly December 5, 2018
We would like to thank Coachella Valley Weekly and Lola Rossi for publishing a great article about Peter Alden and his Christmas/Gospel show in Palm Springs California!
Due to space limitations the paper was not able to explain the reason Peter Alden is dedicated to raising awareness about ALD. This is because he lost his son Gabriel to this rare brain disease in 2013. You can read more about Gabriel and his celebration of life, in this article in Around Osceola from 2013.
Peter’s oldest son Nathan, did not test positive for the gene, and is a thriving, healthy 18 year-old.
Click the photo below to be taken to the full article in Coachella Valley Weekly about the Gospel show!
Andrea Kuczynski launched her multi-media platform “The Voice of Hope” to help others find encouragement and motivation to keep going, no matter what. Thursday October 11, 2018 Andrea invited Peter Alden to be her guest. Peter talks about one creative way that his father cared for him as an infant with hip dysplasia. He also covers other personal struggles. For the last several years, Peter Alden worked hard to get Newborn Adrenoleukodystrophy Screening added to the list of diseases newborn babies are screened for before leaving the hospital. As of May 1, 2018, Florida is now testing all newborns for Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). Peter still speaks on a regular basis about this rare brain disease that took the life of his youngest son Gabriel Grigsby , and why early detection is key.
Click HERE to see video of Gabriel dancing as a healthy young boy.
We would like to thank Andrea for providing Peter Alden with this platform to share about overcoming difficult times in life, and inviting him on as a guest interview for your show. The interview begins about 6 minutes into the broadcast.
You can also listen to this interview in audio form HERE.
Andrea also has a podcast where her mission is to give you some hope for your day. She wants you to know that you “can make it through this day one step at a time. Just keep moving forward NO MATTER what.” She hopes you can find strength through her struggles and the stories of others.