MI LLER O U T D O O R T H E AT R E I N H E R M A N N P A R K CALENDAR OF EVENTS MARCH – JULY 2015 281-FREE FUN (281-373-3386) milleroutdoortheatre.com INFORMATION Location 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030 Something for Everyone Miller offers the most diverse season of professional entertainment of any Houston performance venue — musical theater, traditional and contemporary dance, opera, classical and popular music, multicultural performances, daytime shows for young audiences, and more! Oh, and it’s always FREE! Seating ALL performances at Miller are FREE. Evening events (excluding movies) require tickets for assigned seating in the covered area. Tickets are available while supplies last at the Miller Box Office from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm on the day of the performance. Limit 4 per person age 16 or older. Any remaining tickets are available one hour before the performance begins. No tickets are needed for daytime children’s performances. For ticketed performances, all unoccupied seats are released five minutes before the performance begins. At management’s discretion all unoccupied seats may be released at any time for any reason. Hillside seating does not require tickets. Both blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. The left side of the hill is reserved for lawn chairs and the right side for blankets. Picnics A picnic on the hill is a tradition at Miller. Bring your own or purchase food and beverages from the Miller concession stand and help support the theatre. Go to milleroutdoortheatre.com for a complete menu. One caution: glass containers are prohibited in all City of Houston parks. Smoking Smoking is prohibited in Hermann Park and at Miller Outdoor Theatre, including the hill. Recording & Photography Audio/visual recording and/or photography of any portion of Miller Outdoor Theatre presentations require the express written consent of the City of Houston. Accessibility Miller Outdoor Theatre offers both captioned and audio described performances. Look for and symbols indicating performances that are captioned for the hearing-impaired or audio described for the blind. Listening devices/headsets are available at no cost at the Miller Security Desk one hour prior to curtain time. A valid Texas Driver License or stateissued ID is required as a deposit. For information, visit milleroutdoortheatre.com. There are easily accessible wheelchair spaces in the covered seating area. For information on these and other seating accommodations, call 832-487-7107. Visit Other Hermann Park Venues Here are some of the highlights in beautiful Hermann Park: McGovern Centennial Gardens The Houston Zoo Train Ride Pinewood Café Golf Course Museum of Natural Science (Including Planetarium and IMAX) FREE 713-533-6500 713-526-2183 713-429-5238 713-526-0077 713-639-4629 Donors Miller Outdoor Theatre’s season of free performances is sponsored by the City of Houston under the supervision of the Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Special thanks to the following for their generous support : The Brown Foundation The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Houston Endowment The Humphreys Foundation Robert W. & Pearl Wallis Knox Charitable Foundation National Endowment for the Arts John P. McGovern Foundation Texas Commission on the Arts The Wortham Foundation Cover Photo: Jeff Grass Photography MA IN BIN CI EW IN It’s easy! ET RIDE METRORail TO MILLER OUTDOOR T H E AT R E Online: milleroutdoortheatre.com G CH RD AN FO BR N SO LA AW CA IN RO LIN CK PA RK JA NN PA RKING ST A CR RMA MA IN HE DR IV E PA RKING MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE HERMANN PARK/ RICE UNIVERSITY STATION By mail: Miller Theatre Advisory Board, P.O. Box 66267, Houston, TX 77266-6267 H E R M A N N PA R K NI N PA RKING GOLF COURSE PA RKING FA N At the Theatre: the box office window and other locations RM NN PA DR G A R K IN RA G IVE GE NS T Z N AT U R A L SCIENCE MUSEUM SU ME AU HE More than 90 years of memorable FREE performances. Help us guarantee 90 more with a gift to Miller. LU E SA N JA FA N NI N NT O MONT ROSE CA CA MB PA RKING RID GE RT H SO M UT H GR M EG AC OR GR EG OR RM AN NP NO AC HE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER ARK DRIV E HOUSTON ZOO Mayor Annise Parker The Miller Outdoor Theatre facility is managed by Houston First Corporation. Riding to Miller is Easy on METRORail! Your ticket to first-rate entertainment is just a rail ride away! Why worry about parking and traffic, when you can ride METRORail to Miller Outdoor Theatre with ease? It’s fast, direct and convenient. Taking the rail is easy. Simply park your vehicle at METRO’s Fannin South Park & Ride Lot (Fannin at West Bellfort) or one of the other public parking lots along Main Street and hop on the METRORail. With 24 stops along the line; you have access to a bevy of enjoyable opportunities in the city without the worry of expensive parking and traffic. To get to Miller Outdoor Theatre using METRORail, exit at the Hermann Park/Rice U Station or the Museum District Station and you’re just a short walk away from top-of-the-line entertainment. For more information about METRORail, visit ridemetro.org or call the METROLine at 713-635-4000 and get moving. www.ridemetro.org 281-FREE FUN (281-373-3386) milleroutdoortheatre.com march april may june july smtwtfs 1234567 smtwtfs 1 234 smtwtfs 12 smtwtfs 123456 smtwtfs 123 4 8 9 1011121314 56789 1011 3456789 78910111213 5678910 11 15161718192021 121314151617 18 10111213141516 14151617181920 121314 15161718 22232425262728 1920212223 2425 17181920212223 21222324252627 19202122232425 293031 2627282930 24252627282930 28 29 30 262728293031 31 Performance dates in bold 2015 season – part 1 march april CENTERPOINT ENERGY PRESENTS THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL March 20, 8pm LÁGBÁJÁ April 18, 8pm may THE PASTRY PRINCE PABLO ZIEGLER TRIO FOR NEW TANGO A comic story of a group of actors who put on a play for the noble Duke of Bologna, but things do not go quite as expected! Connects with students in grades 2–6. May 1, 7:45pm (Captioned April 3; Audio described April 10) April 2–4 and 9–11, 8pm May 6–8, 11am Produced by Houston Grand Opera Responsible for nearly twenty top 10 hit songs—including “Gimme Some Lovin,” “Somebody Help Me,” “I’m A Man,” and “Keep On Runnin”—The Spencer Davis Group kicks off Miller’s 2015 season. Bend and snap! Elle Woods heads to Harvard Law School in this hilarious, heartwarming musical comedy. Contains adult humor, innuendo, and mild language. Searing. Magnetic. Enigmatic. A multi-award winning Nigerian Afrobeat singer-songwriter, Lágbájá creates music that is a unique fusion of traditional Yoruba folk and contemporary jazz. Produced by HITS Theatre Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre SWING, JIVE & POP! INTO DANCE THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE April 15, 11am With his Trio for New Tango, Latin Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Ziegler delivers stripped-down, intimate arrangements of his essential Nuevo Tango repertoire. H-TOWN GET DOWN May 2, 8pm Houston Ballet’s stunning documentary dance performance film, featuring choreography by Stanton Welch and music from Lang Lang. April 23–24, 11am March 21, 8pm Kevin Ceballo, Tony Succar, and Caliente heat things up with Noche Caliente, an incendiary evening of incredible Latin jazz. Dance of all styles and eras, from the 1930s to today, explodes on stage to engage, entertain, and enlighten students of all ages. Produced by METdance BELLA GAIA: A POETIC VISION OF EARTH FROM SPACE April 17, 8pm Top-notch dance crews. DJs. Live graffiti art. Spoken word. Get ready to get down at Houston’s biggest hip hop extravaganza! In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis classic, two actors give a captivating, many-charactered performance that’s sure to delight children and adults alike. April 25, 8:15pm covered seating area. performance. See website for details. An unprecedented audiovisual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time-lapse photography, and evocative footage with stirring live music and dance. The tradition of Cinco de Mayo at Miller continues with a concert featuring the Grammy Awardwinning group Los Lobos. Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre Houston’s most prominent dance companies in contemporary, modern, ballroom, and Chinese dance showcase some of the best from the east and the west. May 9, 8pm May 3, 8pm Denotes ticketed event for Denotes audio described DAY OF EUROPE CELEBRATION CINCO DE MAYO AT MILLER FEATURING LOS LOBOS EAST MEETS WEST XIII Denotes captioned performance. Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston Cinema Arts Society, and Houston Ballet Produced by Dance Houston Produced by AD Players Produced by Diaz Music Institute May 8, 8:30pm Presented by Society for the Performing Arts Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre NOCHE CALIENTE FEATURING KEVIN CEBALLO WITH TONY SUCCAR MOVIES AT MILLER — HOUSTON BALLET’S SONS DE L’ÂME Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston OUR FEET CAN TELL A STORY: AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION Music, dance, and merriment commemorating the 65th anniversary of the historical Schuman Declaration. Come early! Enjoy folk dancing on the plaza from 6–7:30pm. A special musical concert begins at 8pm on the main stage. Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre and the European Union Consulates in Houston GISELLE May 15–17, 8pm May 4, 11am Produced by Dance of Asian America Fresh air! First rate entertainment! Absolutely FREE! Houston Ballet presents the full-length classic Giselle, a tale of love and betrayal centered around a peasant girl and the man who deceives her. A poetic and musical journey that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of African-Americans. Produced by Houston Ballet Produced by Express Theatre Schedule subject to change. Please visit milleroutdoortheatre.com for updates or call 281-FREE-FUN (281-373-3386). THE MAGIC FLUTE SIZZLING SUMMER DANCE (Captioned May 22 and 23; Audio described May 23) May 22–23, 8pm June 5, 8:30pm HOUSTON’S JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION June 19, 7pm INAUGURAL LATIN JAZZ JAM July 2, 8:30pm Children’s Hilltop Festival Produced by Express Children’s Theatre OUR FEET CAN TELL A STORY: AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION July 21, 11am HGO presents Mozart’s final opera, The Magic Flute, a fairy tale-inspired, family-friendly feast for the eyes and the ears. Miller favorite METdance closes out its 19th season with a collection of repertoire exploding with movement, music, and energy for all to enjoy. Produced by METdance Produced by Houston Grand Opera ACCORDION KINGS & QUEENS GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS June 6, 7pm Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth in Houston with traditional Gulf Coast music. Produced by Houston Institute for Culture SUMMER NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERTS June 23, 11am The Houston Symphony returns to Miller to perform the music you love. A great, casual concert for the whole family. May 27, 8pm Produced by Houston Symphony Calling all accordion aficionados — enjoy the very best of Texas Squeezebox as Texas Folklife celebrates 30 years of promoting Texas music and culture. JOURNEY THROUGH CHINA V June 29, 11am Produced by Texas Folklife Back by popular demand! The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats return to delight audiences of all ages. Hairspray Jr. is an hour-long, family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. HAIRSPRAY (Captioned June 12, 8:15pm; Audio described June 13, 8:15pm) June 12–13, 8:15pm Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre KARMA: THE WHEEL OF LIFE May 30, 8:30pm The 1950s are out and change is in the air! TUTS presents Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Produced by Theatre Under The Stars: TUTS Humphreys School Explore China’s many rich cultures, traditions, and regions through exciting, evocative, and dazzling Chinese dances. Produced by Dance of Asian America HOUSTON YOUNG ARTIST’S CONCERT June 30–July 1, 11am Hear the artists of tomorrow! Talented musical prodigies—ages 4–18 —shine in two spectacular showcases. MOVIES AT MILLER — THE WIZARD OF OZ July 3, 8:30pm Kansas girl Dorothy Gale and her little dog, Toto, are whisked by a tornado into the magical land of Oz in this much-loved 1939 musical film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel. Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski leads a rousing musical salute to Independence Day, complete with spectacular fireworks! SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ (Captioned July 16; Audio described July 18) July 14–19, 8:15pm SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 July 1, 8:30pm EXXONMOBIL SUMMER SYMPHONY NIGHTS Produced by Theatre Under The Stars SWING, JIVE & POP! INTO DANCE The Houston Symphony’s popular series of summer concerts returns. Hear great guest artists, outstanding conductors, and the musicians of your Houston Symphony orchestra. Produced by Houston Symphony Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, leads the relentlessly funky and exuberant Egypt 80 in a special, one-night-only concert. July 22, 11am A bilingual (Spanish/English) play with music that tells the story of Frida, a shy girl who journeys into the forest to confront an evil witch. MY BFF, THE DRAGON July 23, 11am Two bitter enemies, a prince and a dragon, discover they have more in common than they ever imagined. Winner of Express Children’s Theatre’s first playwriting competition. ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES: THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, PART I July 24, 11am A boy gets a lot more than he bargained for when he steals from a band of thieves. Houston Shakespeare Festival 2015 Produced by University of Houston MACBETH (Captioned August 4; Audio described August 6) July 31, August 2, 4, 6 and 8, 8:30pm What price must a man of conscience pay to pursue his hungriest ambitions? THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Smokey Joe’s Cafe is the hottest joint in town! This Tony Awardnominated and Grammy Award-winning musical revue is an electrifying tribute to rock ‘n’ roll. June 18, 20, 26–27, 8:30pm FRIDA’S FIESTA Produced by Houston Symphony Fireworks courtesy of Miller Theatre Advisory Board july june Produced by METdance Produced by Dance of Asian America Produced by Houston Young Artist’s Concert Produced by India House June 3, 11 am See April 15 for description. July 3, 11am See June 29 for description. July 4, 8:30pm Produced by Theatre Under The Stars: TUTS Humphreys School A dynamic, colorful Bollywood dance production that examines and celebrates karma, the constantly spinning wheel of life. JOURNEY THROUGH CHINA V EXXONMOBIL SUMMER SYMPHONY NIGHTS: A STAR-SPANGLED SALUTE June 10–12, 11am CASSANDRA WILSON COMING FORTH BY DAY: A CELEBRATION OF BILLIE HOLIDAY Showcasing her powerful blues, country, and folk-tinged delivery, Cassandra Wilson pays homage to legendary vocalist Billie Holiday. Produced by Diaz Music Institute Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre HAIRSPRAY JR. Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre May 29, 8:30pm Phenomenal jazz music with a fiery Latin American flare, the inaugural Latin Jazz Jam features famed Cuban drummer Ignacio Berroa. A poetic and musical journey that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of African-Americans. (Captioned August 7; Audio described August 5) August 1, 5, 7 and 9, 8:30pm A fast-paced rendition of Shakespeare’s comic drama, posing the challenge between Justice and Mercy in a world of commerce, glamour, and intolerance. PLEASE NOTE — the Dancin’ in the Street… Motown and More Revue will take place September 3–6, 2015. Mark your calendars! Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre Schedule subject to change. Please visit milleroutdoortheatre.com for updates or call 281-FREE-FUN (281-373-3386).
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