INCREDIBLE INDIA, CINDERELLA IN SPAIN, THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS and More Set for Miller Outdoor Theatre's Sept 2014 Lineup
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. to 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.
Heritage Blues Orchestra
Sept. 5 at 8 p.m.
A vigorous mash-up of blues, gospel and jazz, Heritage Blues Orchestra's music is a soulful, inspiring testament to the enduring power and beauty of African-American music.
Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre
Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.
Two legendary superstars join together for a tour-de-force evening of music paying tribute to the iconic Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald. The memorable concert includes classics like "Mr. Paganini," "Mack the Knife," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "The Lady is a Tramp," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "Stormy Weather," "Honeysuckle Rose" and many more!
Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre
Sept. 12 at 8:30 p.m.
Join the Houston Symphony in celebrating and welcoming Andrés Orozco-Estrada in his inaugural concert as Music Director. It will be a festive evening, featuring the music of Colombia and America, complete with folk dancers. Also on the program will be Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, who will dazzle you with Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and engaging piano improvisation.
Presented by Houston Symphony
Incredible India - The Life of Guatama Buddha
Sept.13 at 8 p.m.
Incredible India returns for its sixth consecutive year at Miller with The Life of Guatama Buddha, a unique musical theatre production about peace and compassion.
Presented by Indian Performing Arts: Samskriti
El Grito featuring Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
The stirring El Grito ceremony, followed by a performance from the exceptional Reynas, celebrating 20 years as one of the best all-female mariachi groups. Ebullient, captivating and thoroughly entertaining, this Grammy-nominated group brings sensitivity, beauty and warmth to the historic art of mariachi. America's first all-female mariachi ensemble, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles has blazed the trail for women in a genre predominantly populated by men. Mixteco Ballet Folklorico opens the show.
Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre and the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston.
Salsa y Salud
Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.
Houston's biggest outdoor salsa event! Salsa y Salud 2014 promises to be a fiery evening of eye-catching dance and world-class musicianship.
Produced by Foundation for Modern Music
Kung Fu Hero
Sept. 20 and 21, both at 8 p.m.
Based on a legendary Chinese kung fu master, this Broadway-style musical is filled with colorful costumes, beautiful songs, spectacular martial arts and stunning choreography. Performed in Mandarin and English.
Produced by World Performance Inc.
Swing Jive & Pop! Into Dance
Sept. 24 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 and information.
Presented by MET Dance
Cinderella in Spain
Sept. 25 and 26, both at 11 a.m.
Cinderella in Spain, by Mary Carol Warwick and Kate Pogue, transports the classic fairy tale to Spain. When the king holds a fiesta to find a bride for his son, Prince Paulo, all havoc breaks loose as two stepsisters crash the party. Despite this distraction, Paulo falls in love with an unknown señorita who leaves a glass slipper as the only trace of her identity. One of HGOco's most successful commissions for children's opera, Cinderella in Spain brings a bilingual opera experience that young audiences are guaranteed to enjoy.
Produced by Houston Grand Opera.
Splendid China IX
Sept. 26 and 27, both at 8 p.m.
Experience all-new works by award-winning artists from China's top ranking dance companies showcasing the best in dance from the other side of the world.
Produced by Dance of Asian-America
Sept. 27 at 11 a.m.
Delight your senses with beautiful traditional and contemporary folkloric dances from Mexico.
Produced by Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico
Once Upon a Time
Sept. 28 at 8 p.m.
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra kicks off its 10th Anniversary Season with a concert titled Once Upon a Time, featuring conductor Victor Yampolsky, acclaimed violinist Brian Lewis and a world premiere composition by Maria Newman. The composition - the 39th world premiere of commissioned by ROCO in its first ten seasons - is based on the children's story The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and is titled Abilene Violin Concerto. It will feature former ROCO concertmaster Brian Lewis on violin. The evening performance will also include Mozart's final symphony, the Jupiter Symphony, plus Rossini's spirited Italian in Algiers Overture and Britten'sSuite on English Folk Tunes.
Produced by River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
The Intergalactic Nemesis
Sept. 30 at 11 a.m and 7:30 p.m.
Denotes free assigned seats available for covered seating area for 7:30 performance only
The Intergalactic Nemesis hits Houston - and it's great fun for comic fans of all ages. The year is 1933. Pulitzer Price-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid research assistant Timmy Mendez team up with a mysterious librarian to defeat a terrible threat to the very future of humanity: an invading force of sludge-monsters from outer space, the Zygonians! A mash-up of the old-school radio play and comic book, The Intergalactic Nemesis is brought to life when comic book visuals are projected on panels.
Presented by Young Audiences of Houston