Houston families are invited to walk the “red carpet” for the public screening of Take the Stage on Thursday, April 7 at the Children’s Museum of Houston.  Take the Stage is a new kids’ television show and education initiative produced by the Gordon Education Initiatives for the Performing Arts and presented by Houston Public Media.  This event is free to the public.  Theater doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m.

Original Houston Texan Chester Pitts and Houston Ballet’s Lauren Anderson will emcee the event, where attendees can meet the Take the Stage cast members and have a chance to take the stage themselves to win a prize.

The Take the Stage TV show is set in an after-school performing arts program and follows 9 kids between 7 and 11 years old confronting personal challenges and comical situations as they take the stage as young performers.

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Producer Dan Gordon describes the mission of the show as “exposing all kids to the arts, especially those who do not have access to the arts.”  As the kids on the show experience the performing arts, viewers learn alongside them through step-by-step instruction.  Special celebrity guests bring their diverse talents to the show, making every episode a new adventure.

 Gordon Education is also collaborating with the Houston Independent School District and Harris County Department of Education to equip teachers with in-class arts activities that inspire kids to learn and get excited about all academic topics including math, reading and science.

Funding for Gordon Education’s Take the Stage is generously provided by The Brown Foundation Inc. of Houston, The Baxter Trust and Greggory & Patrick Burk.

For more information on this new television program and its educational initiatives, please visit, and to watch the TV show please visit

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