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HELLO!  We’re set to air on May 30th, 2015 @ 9:30am on Houston Public Media, 8.2!


If you’re in Houston, tune in and tell your friends, family, neighbors, and of course, tell the  kids.  🙂

This is a “soft launch” as we are not doing massive publicity, for this initial episode will be used for research and testing and just making the show more awesome-er for the first season.

This episode airs on station 8.2 on Houston Public Media.

HOUSTON – (May 14, 2015)Take the Stage  is a brand new TV show for kids debuting on  Houston Public Media TV 8.2, on Saturday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m.

Set in an afterschool performing arts program in Houston, nine kids between 7-11 years old confront personal challenges and comical situations as they take the stage as young performers.

In the opening episode, “Dreams So Real,” Kylie, a painfully shy girl, tries to fit in and make new friends while goofy boys, high-fashion girls and two encouraging coaches try to keep everyone together. When they meet the world-renowned DJ Reborn, Kylie discovers what it truly means to take the stage with confidence.

Not only do the kids on this television show experience the performing arts, but the viewers at home learn right alongside them.  With step- by-step instruction, and the appearance of celebrity artists, each show takes you on a new and exciting adventure into the world of the performing arts.

The young stars are mostly Houston-based actors, though the cast also hails from Dallas and San Antonio.  The Take the Stage   kids are Nishta Boys, Paulet Del Castillo, Payne Houck, Camryn Jones, Dieter Kingwergs, Jeslyn Luu, Sriram Madhusudan, Iyanni Pradia, and Maceo Smedley.

Rounding out the cast are the performing arts coaches, starring Rita Ochoa and Dan Gordon.  Special guest appearances include DJ Reborn and Len Taylor.

Gordon Education is collaborating with the Houston Independent School District and Harris County Department of Education to bring arts-related videos and in-class activities to teach the core academics though in-class arts-based activities.

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 learn how you can become involved.


Gordon Education:  713.906.3638


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