Miller Outdoor Theatre July 2011 Calendar

June 22, 2011 by  
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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!
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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.
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Journey through China

July 1, 11 a.m.
Learn about China’s culture, traditions and history during this interactive performance featuring authentic Chinese dance.
Produced by Dance of Asian America

Movies at Miller – 2001: A Space Odyssey

July 1, 8:30 p.m.
Stanley Kubrick’s landmark film about the ascent of mankind into the space age.
Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre

Step Afrika!

July 2, 8 p.m.
Intricate kicks, stomps, and rhythms pound the floor and spoken word fills the air in an exhilarating performance from this internationally-acclaimed company.
Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre


ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights Independence Day

July 4, 8:30 p.m.
Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski presents a rousing musical salute to Independence Day.  Tchaikovsky’s stirring 1812 Overture!  All-American favorites!  Fantastic fireworks!

Produced by Houston Symphony
Fireworks courtesy of Miller Theatre Advisory Board


Urban Cowboy: The Musical

(Captioned performance July 15; Audio described performance July 17)

July 14 – 19, 8:15 pm
The tale of a cowboy living in the big city and his Texas-sized romance with a local gal, all set to country’s greatest music.

Produced by Theatre Under The Stars

Children’s Hilltop Festival
Produced by Express Children’s Theatre

Little Red Riding Hood
July 18, 11 a.m.
The enduring children’s classic.  The wolf gets a whiff of the goodies Little Red is carrying to Grandmother’s house and will do anything to get them from her.

The Tortoise and the Hare
July 19, 11 a.m.
A fresh take on an old favorite.  Will slow and steady win the race?

The Princess and the Pea
July 21, 11 a.m.
A bilingual (English/Spanish) adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic.  Will the Princess pass the test and marry her Prince?

Adventures of Tom and Huck
July 22, 11 a.m.
A rollicking musical adaptation of Mark Twain’s novels about the wild adventures of boyhood friends.

The Gourds and Doyle Bramhall

July 22, 8 p.m.
Austin’s The Gourds bring their kaleidoscopic-country sound to Hermann Park. Texas music legend Doyle Bramhall kicks off the musical evening.

Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre


Houston Shakespeare Festival

Produced by Houston Shakespeare Festival


July 29, 31, August 2, 4 and 6, 8:30 pm
(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 pm
(Captioned performance August 4; Audio description August 3)

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

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