Miller Outdoor Theatre August 2011 Calendar

July 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Events


There’s something for everyone on stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park.  From daytime programs especially for young children to family friendly evening performances of music, dance, theatre and more, this is Houston’s best entertainment value.  Admission is FREE!
For a complete schedule, visit www.milleroutdoortheatre.com<http://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com> .

Please note important change in Tickets and Seating policy and procedure this 2011:
***ALL performances except for movies and the daytime children’s performances require tickets for assigned seating under the canopy.
Free tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 a.m.—1 p.m. for assigned seating under the canopy. If tickets remain at 1 p.m., the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.
Under normal circumstances, all unoccupied/unclaimed seats are released 5 minutes before the show is scheduled to begin. We encourage all patrons to be in their assigned seats at least 10 minutes before showtime to insure that their seat is not released. Again, there is NO charge for tickets. Tickets may not be reserved by phone. Only four (4) tickets per person. At managements’ discretion, all unoccupied seats may be released at any time for any reason.

Denotes free assigned seats available for covered seating area.

Denotes captioned performance.

Denotes audio description


Houston Shakespeare Festival

Produced by Houston Shakespeare Festival



Othello

July 29, 31, August 2, 4 and 6, 8:30 p.m.

(Captioned performance July 29; Audio description August 4)

Iago, one of the theatre’s greatest villains, draws the outsider General Othello, his beautiful wife Desdemona, the young lieutenant Cassio, into a whirlpool of jealousy.



Taming of the Shrew

July 30, August 3, 5 and 7, 8:30 p.m.

(Captioned performance August 4; Audio description August 3)

Shakespeare’s rollicking comedy of two headstrong people crashing together returns to the Miller Stage.


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Aug. 10, 11 a.m.

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and into a land like no other!  There are caucus races, tea parties, rhyming caterpillars, playing cards, and of course, that dreaded Queen of Hearts. Children will delight in this fresh adaptation that brings them right into the center of the action.

Adapted by Robb Brunson

Produced by InterActive Theater Company


The Hobbit

Aug. 11 and 12, 11 a.m.

Bilbo Baggins is on an adventure! With the help of his friends Gandalf and Thorin, he must bring back a treasure guarded by a dragon.

From Tolkien, author of the classic Lord of the Rings trilogy, this much-loved fantasy novel comes to life as hobbit Bilbo Baggins is pushed into an adventure of dragon-sized proportions. Setting off on an unexpected quest with Gandalf the wizard and Thorin the dwarf, Bilbo must win back a treasure guarded by a real dragon. Overcoming obstacles with his wits and good common sense, Bilbo discovers his true treasure, wisdom.

Produced by A. D. Players

Movies at Miller – Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Aug. 11, 8 p.m.

George Lucas continues his most popular franchise’s legacy with Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a computer-animated 3-D film that takes place between Star Wars: Episode II and III. The first-ever animated feature from Lucasfilm Animation, this action-packed space adventure follows the heroic Jedi Knights as they attempt to maintain order and restore peace during a time of monumental galactic strife.

Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Aug. 12, 8:30 p.m.

The Tony Award-winning musical that honors the legacy of Fats Waller comes to Miller. Song after song, complete immersion into a time when every woe and joy was best expressed in song.

Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre



KILT Summer Jam

Aug. 13, 8 p.m.

The KILT Summer Jam is a two-weekend summer concert series. Stealing Angels and Houston Native Cory Morrow kick off the series. Caroline Cutbirth, Jennifer  Wayne and Tayla Lynn are Stealing Angels. If the trio’s last names sound familiar, they should. These young women are descended from American icons that include country great Loretta Lynn, film legend John Wayne and American folk hero Daniel Boone.  Cory Morrow will headline the show that includes music from his latest album Brand New Me. Music started Morrow’s journey and music has reinvigorated him.  Behind his latest songs and surrounded by a band of touring musicians among the best to be found anywhere, Morrow shows no signs of giving up his throne as one of the best Texas has to offer.

Presented by 100.3 KILT and Miller Outdoor Theatre

Movies at Miller – Back to the Future Trilogy Part I

Aug. 16, 8 p.m.

Miller screens the entire trilogy featuring Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) as they travel through time in their famous DeLorean. Accidentally zapped back into the 1950s, Marty inadvertently interferes with the budding romance of his now-teenaged parents. Our hero must reunite his parents-to-be, lest he cease to exist in the 1980s. It won’t be easy, especially with the loutish Biff, now also a teenager, complicating matters.

DeLorean’s on the Plaza courtesy of DeLorean Motor Company and the DeLorean Club of Texas.

Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre





Movies at Miller – Back to the Future Trilogy Part II

Aug. 17, 8 p.m.

Miller screens the entire trilogy featuring Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) as they travel through time in their famous DeLorean. Things have barely settled from the excitement and resolve of the original Back to the Future, when in pops that crazy inventor Doc with news that in order to prevent a series of events that could ruin the McFly name for posterity, Marty and his girlfriend are whisked into the future to the year 2015.  DeLorean’s on the Plaza courtesy of DeLorean Motor Company and the DeLorean Club of Texas.

Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre

Movies at Miller – Back to the Future Trilogy Part III

Aug. 18, 8 p.m.

Miller screens the entire trilogy featuring Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) as they travel through time in their famous DeLorean. The final installment in the Back to the Future trilogy picks up where the second film left off.

DeLorean’s on the Plaza courtesy of DeLorean Motor Company and the DeLorean Club of Texas.

Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre



Journey Through China

Aug. 19, 11 a.m.

Come learn about the cultures, traditions and regions of China through exciting and beautiful Chinese Dances.  Dance of Asian America will bring you authentic Chinese dances by dancers of all ages.  Program includes hands-on participation.

Produced by Dance of Asian America


Shinyribs

August 19, 8 p.m.

Gourds front man Kevin “Shinyribs” Russell and his side project band deliver one of the most interesting roots music experiences around. A revolving line up of Austin talent has evolved into the current top notch band; Gourd drummer, Keith Langford, Cerebral Pony Bass man Jeff Brown and Kentucky Fried Keyboard Whiz Winfield Cheek.




KILT Summer Jam

Aug. 20, 8 p.m.

The KILT Summer Jam is a two-weekend summer concert series. The final night will feature The Lunabelles and Micky and the Motorcars. The Lunabelles are a four-female band with sibling harmonies and lots of different instruments. Micky and the Motorcars, with their own brand of Americana rock, bring an optimism and integrity a band only acquires when it has been performing so long the only thing left to tell is the truth.
Presented by 100.3 KILT and Miller Outdoor Theatre


Fall for Dominic Walsh Dance Theater

Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater will kick off another electrifying season with a dynamic program of audience favorites. Works include Walsh’s inventive Time out of Line that merges dance, visual art, and video along with his powerful solo set to Claude Debussy’s popular Clair de Lune. With a unique mix of technical virtuosity, innovation, and collaboration, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater is one of this country’s leading contemporary ballet companies.

Produced by Dominic Walsh Dance Theater



A Tribute to the Big Band Era: Igniting the Flame; Passing the Torch

Aug. 27, 8 p.m.

The National performing Artists Conrad O.Johnson Regional Youth Orchestra shares the spotlight with The Shellman, jazz great trombonist Steve Turre of Saturday Night Live in “A Tribute to the Big Band Era: Igniting The Flame; Passing The Torch.”  The exciting show will feature original compositions and arrangements by our late Founder, Conrad O. Johnson, as well as other big band greats, such as Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington. The Conrad O. Johnson Regional Youth Orchestra will be led by Claude Robinson and William Portis.

Produced by The Conrad Johnson Music and Fine Arts Foundation

Sarah Pendley

832-202-8156
spendley@ltbaehr.com
www.Ltbaehr.com

 

 

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!