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Arts & Culture

Houston-area schools scrap field trips to see ‘James and the Giant Peach’ over concerns about cross-gender casting at Main Street Theater

Posted on · Schools from Spring Branch ISD, along with local religious schools, are among those to cancel planned visits to watch theatrical performances of the famed children's story.

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Arts & Culture

Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre raising money for upgrades as it starts 100th anniversary season

Posted on · The free entertainment venue in Hermann Park, which starts its 2023 season this Friday, has launched a $12.5 million capital campaign for renovations and improvements.

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‘Mean Girls’: Lessons from the show and how to stop bullying in school

Posted on · Bullying and cyberbullying are very prominent in our culture. Today, we talk to a cast member of 'Mean Girls' the musical about the show, and how she is helping provide a safe space for youth to open up and share. Plus, a school psychologist shares lessons can we learn from musical, and how students can combat bullying in school.

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Elon Musk, free speech, democracy, and the power of social media. Plus, another new season announcement on the Houston performing arts scene!

Posted on · Experts discuss what will happen when Elon Musk takes over Twitter, the changes coming to the platform, and what will be the impact on free speech. And, we get a preview of Main Theater's 47th season, including productions for children and families through their Theater for Youth series.

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Houston wellness coach shares inspiring story of self-discovery and healing in new book. Plus, Theater Under the Stars is ready for its season debut!

Posted on · We talk with TaShell Williams about her book 'One Lung to Live', which takes us on a personal journey of how tragedy can produce inspiration and equip us with life lessons that help us become better versions of ourselves. And, live theatre is back, with Theatre Under the Stars announcing its lineup for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 season that starts in September.