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Dark Matters @ Stray Dog Theatre

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, at 38, already has a significant body of work behind him, but this may be one of his least vital parts. Still, there are (mostly) good performances to watch and enough suspense to make the second act a compelling bit of theatre.

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Show-Me Burlesque!

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Bodies, buoyance and brilliance… Show-Me Burlesque is all that and then some.

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Miss Gay Missouri Pageant Shines

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The 38-Annual Miss Gay Missouri, America pageant returned resplendent, April 28-30 and ready to take back its title as the most dynamic and storied preliminary in the Miss Gay America female impersonation franchise.

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Do You Dare to Urbanaire?

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The Obama Presidency has brought forth many legislative victories to Americans who are LGBT.  However, when it comes to subjects like anti-bullying policies within schools and comprehensive employment and housing protections for sexual orientation and gender identity, the most progress has occurred on a state by state level.  PROMO, Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for LGBT equality, is the main contender in the fight for equality in the Show Me State.   By identifying, educating and empowering LGBT rights supporters, PROMO has a proven track record for success at making Missouri safer for its LGBT citizens.

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Welcome to Ste. Genevieve

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Ask average city-dwellers what they think of Ste. Genevieve, and they’ll probably describe the rural stereotype complete with Confederate flags and banjos.  Yet, after spending a few hours in this charming French colonial town, you’ll begin to replace preconceived notions with adjectives like “cultured,” “green,” and even “gay-friendly.” Team Vital VOICE was fortunate to experience the grand tour of this tiny gem, and we were pleasantly surprised with what we saw.

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“Jersey Boys'” Fifth Season

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The Tony Award winning Broadway powerhouse “Jersey Boys” will return to the Fabulous Fox Theatre, May 11-29.

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TFTE: OKC’s Gay Ghetto

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A gentleman caller once took me to dinner at the finest restaurant in Oklahoma City’s 39th & Penn gay ghetto, a walkable area of bars and other businesses anchored by the enormous and legendary Habana Inn. A 1960’s era Holiday-Inn type hotel, the Habana became a GLBT hotel in the early 1980’s. It has 170 guest rooms, two pools, three bars, a gift shop, and a residential wing.  At the heart of it all is its flagship, the gaudy Gusher’s Restaurant with its massive brass chandelier, sunken dining area, and floor to ceiling windows that overlook the partying guys at the pool.

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Hot City’s “Intelligent Life”

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Intelligent Life is fun to watch in some ways. Technically, it’s slick and professional. The set (C. Otis Sweeney) is a cluttered marvel—I think HotCity works its prop people (here led by Meg Brinkley) harder than anyone else around. The costumes (Jane Sullivan) are character-appropriate and clever, especially some Halloween garb—you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Kevin Beyer in a sparkly full-body turkey suit. The lights (Michael Sullivan) and sci-fi sound (music chosen and effects designed by Matthew Koch) evoke an atmosphere of expectation and even some discomfort. Does something wicked this way come?

 

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