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Posts from November 2015

  • Gay Actors with Houston Ties Stand Out in Hollywood
    November 24, 2015
    By Jenn Haight Houston has a rich and deep theater history. Part of what makes the theater in Houston a successful and ever-evolving entity is the multitude of theatrical education opportunities. Theater training is available as young as age four at Theatre Under the Stars, a nationally-known children's theater program. There are also myriad theater houses providing classes and stage experience such as Wildfish Theater and HITS Theater. These early training opportunities are often coupled
  • The Gender Book: Gender 101 for Everyone and Anyone
    November 24, 2015
    By Jenn Haight We no longer speak of the world as having two binary genders, male and female. Now individuals are finding ways both more full and succinct to define the nuances of their being. The question arises: What are the exact definitions of these new words? How big is the gender spectrum? How is cisgender different from gender fluid? What do you mean there is more than one meaning to the word transgender? How can I be a better ally? Houston residents Mel Reiff Hill and Jay Mays
  • Phantom Actor Discusses All-New Production of Classic
    November 18, 2015
    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless classic Phantom of the Opera has a whole new look in the production by producer Cameron Makintosh and director Laurence Connor currently touring the country. Phantom hits Houston this week and it’s more over-the-top than ever before, incorporating new cutting-edge technology and lighting design as well as new direction that makes the play darker and more tense. Of course the classic Webber score remains with classic songs like “All I ask of...