Just because school is starting up again doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do. For children who are not yet of school age or for those who are homeschooled, Miller Outdoor Theatre still has free children’s programming through October 8.
The upcoming schedule is as follows:
- Wednesday August 20 and Thursday, August 21 at 11 a.m. – Journey Through China IV. “Explore China’s many rich cultures, traditions, and regions through exciting, evocating, and dazzling Chinese dances. This is an interactive program with audience participation.” It is produced by Dance of Asian America.
- Tuesday, August 26, Wednesday, September 24, and Tuesday, October 7 at 11 a.m. – Swing Jive Pop! Into Dance. “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 1930s Lindy Hop, bobs into the 1950s, and grooves into the 1970s.”
- Thursday, September 25 and Friday, September 26 at 11 a.m. – Cinderella in Spain. “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 stepsister crash.”
- Saturday, September 27 at 11 a.m. – Mexico Lindo. “Delight your senses with beautiful traditional and contemporary folkloric dances from Mexico. Produced by Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico.”
- Tuesday, September 30 at 11 a.m. – The Intergalactic Nemesis. “The Intergalactic Nemesis hits Houston—and it's great fun for comic fans of all ages. The year is 1933. Pulitzer Prize-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.”
- Wednesday, October 1 at 11 a.m. – “No Bully Here” Music Fest. “A special concert addressing the problem of bullying in schools through music and dance. Produced by Foundation for Modern Music.”
- Saturday, October 4 at 11 a.m. – Venezuela en Danza. “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.”
- Wednesday, October 8 at 11 a.m. – Mulan: The Warrior Princess. “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.”
Miller Outdoor Theatre is located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive in Houston.
Seating is available for over 1,000 people, plus there are 20 wheelchair spots. In addition, there is lawn seating for those who choose it. Chairs, blankets, lunches, drinks, and snacks are all allowed, but no glass containers, please.
The Miller Outdoor Theatre’s website offers weekly and monthly listing of shows for adults and children, as well as full descriptions of those shows, at