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The arts are abloom

Theatre, Concerts, Dance, Music, Poetry, Celebrations, Comedy, Walks and Presentations Galore

Spring has sprung and so are the arts. Across the Queen City area, there are theatre presentations, music concerts and a host of other options to enjoy.

‘Ian McKellen: A Biography’

Out in Print

Any old stick would do. When you were a child, that’s what it took to become a wizard: a stick became a makeshift wand, an old towel turned into a cape, and you were ready for spell-making.

Exploring the world of drag

The History, Types and Tips for the Curious

The evolution of drag some say dates back to Shakespeare when men dressing as girls would perform plays on stage. Others say drag goes even further back in time.

How four gender-nonconforming youth made their stage debut

My play ‘The Mermaid Hour’ asks theatres to cast only trans or gender-nonconforming performers in the lead role. Here’s how they, and the teens, including one from Charlotte, rose to the occasion.

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte executive director Chip Decker said, “We put everything we could think of out into the universe,” including connecting with a support group for parents of trans youth.

Proud Mary — a step for LGBTQ voices

Theatre group embodies devised performance as its operational model

Just when you’re set to assume Upstate South Carolina would hardly be a hub for LGBTQ community involvement: enter the Proud Mary Theatre Company.

Our People: Q&A with Alex Aguilar

Actor, dancer, choreographer, sportsman

Alex Aguilar commits, not only in his role as the larger-than-life, fantastical Merperson in David Valdes Greenwood’s “The Mermaid Hour,” but in all his endeavors.

South Carolina: Louganis Keynotes, Comedians Perform, Gay Theatre

Carolinas News Notes

The Grand Strand Pride Business Expo and Gala will be held on Aug. 25 with Olympic medalist Greg Louganis as keynote speaker, SC Equality will present a live performance by Sandy and Richard Riccardi on June 23 and Proud Mary Theatre Company has been formed performing LGBTQ-themed stories.