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One Night Only!
Legally Blonde‘s Bailey HanksSGP

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MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010
8:00pm
Julia Miles Theatre
(424 West 55th Street, NYC)

In the tight-knit community of Speargrove, Texas where the high school musical is the event of the season, an impending production of Rent shakes the town to its core.Must the show go on? ┬áThe musical takes inspiration from a Texas high school production of Rent: School Edition, which was cancelled prior to its opening night after parents and members of the community took issue with the musical’s subject matter that includes poverty, drug abuse, the HIV/AIDS crisis, homosexuality, as well as, community, love and self-expression.

Featuring: Briana Carlson-Goodman (Hair), Kai Chapman, Sarah Cooney, Bailey Hanks (Legally Blonde), Kendal Hartse, Kristin Huffman (Company), Michael Mahany (High School Musical), Kilty Reidy (The Drowsy Chaperone), Tina Stafford, Hernando Umana, Timothy J. Alex (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Pal Joey), Steven Strafford

Directed by Joe Barros & Laura Brandel
Musical Direction by Lilli Wosk
Music Supervisor Sam Willmott
Orchestrations by Sam Willmott & Oran Eldor
Production Stage Manager Julianne Hass
Casting Robin Carus

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From NPR.org:

For two decades, the Food and Drug Administration has prohibited gay and bisexual men from giving blood as a precaution against AIDS. But three major blood collection agencies, including the American Red Cross, argue the practice is no longer warranted. The FDA disagrees. Joel Ginsberg, head of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, says the ban unfairly discriminates. (more…)

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