Festival Chicano, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and More Among Free Oct 2014 Events at Miller Outdoor Theatre
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.
Free tickets for evening performances are available on a first-come first-served basis (four 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 five 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 ensure 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.
35th Annual Festival Chicano
Oct. 2, 3, and 4 at 7 p.m.
A cultural celebration of Chicano music -- including Tejano, Conjunto, Mariachi and Orchestra -- in one of the oldest ongoing events of its kind in the world.
Produced by Festival Chicano
Venezuela en Danza
Oct. 4 at 11 a.m.
Showcasing the beauty and traditions of Venezuelan dance, lively and rhythmic Venezuelan music will have performers and audience members dancing to the beat.
Produced by Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico
Love Me Do! Songs of the '60s
Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.
Houston Chamber Choir gives its debut performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre with "Love Me Do! Songs of the '60s" -- the 1860s and 1960s, that is. The program features Liebeslieder Waltzes, a popular collection of love songs by Johannes Brahms for choir and piano, and chart-toppers of The Beatles in unique and brilliant settings by famed Boston arranger Yumiko Matsuoka. Leonard Bernstein quipped, "Three bars of 'A day in the life' still sustain me, rejuvenate me and inflame my senses and sensibilities." Imagine!
Produced by Houston Chamber Choir
Swing, Jive & Pop! Into Dance
Oct. 7 at 11 a.m.
MET Dance's "Swing, Jive and Pop into Dance" incorporates history, fashion, music and the arts into an interactive blast of excitement. The company dances through the eras of the 1930's Lindy Hop, bops into the 1950's, grooves into the 1970's and ends with the hip hop music of today. Students, teachers and audience members have the opportunity to converse with the dancers and participate in an energy filled hour of dance while learning fun historical tidbits of information.
Produceded by MET Dance
Mulan: The Warrior Princess
Oct. 8 at 11 a.m.
Adapted from the legendary Chinese poem and set in ancient China, Mulan is a devoted daughter who disguises herself as a man to serve in the army in her aging father's place. A delightful adventure of heroism written by Alvaro Saar Rios.
Produced by Express Children's Theatre
KOKYO -- Dialogue Between Hearts
Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Come discover why Okinawa is known as an "island of performing arts" at this thrilling event of energetic dance numbers, thundering drums and culturally unique costumes.
Produced by Okinawan Cultural Association of Texas
Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The Houston Symphony performs beloved Latin American favorites for the entire family. Come spend "the night of the full moon" under the stars at Miller!
Produced by Mexican Institute of Greater Houston
Dia de la Hispanidad featuring Siudy -- Between Worlds
Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.
International sensation Siudy -- Entre Mundos (Between Worlds), a first of-its-kind flamenco fantasia, explores a new form of storytelling that incorporates the raw, emotive power of flamenco dancing with pulse-pounding, cross-cultural percussion.
Produced by Institute of Hispanic Culture
The Addams Family
Oct. 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m,
A new stage of the Addams Family saga - and it's every father's nightmare! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. She confides in her father, Gomez Addams, and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez must do something he's never done before: keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.
Produced by HITS Theatre