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Miller Outdoor Theatre's Free Summer Shows

Free you say? Well, pack the car—let's go!

By Kelly Schafler May 22, 2015

Houstonians love free things. And lucky us: There's a wide selection of free options on offer at Miller Outdoor Theatre this June, ready to pull Houstonians away from their unhealthy relationships with Netflix and straight into the loving arms of live, family-friendly entertainment.

Daytime attractions

On June 3 at 11 a.m., early birds can enjoy METdance’s production of Swing Jive & Pop! Into Dance. Get a little swing in your step with this lively kick-off for June (pun intended).

June 29 at 11 a.m. brings a Journey Through China V performance brought to us by Dance of Asian America, which will showcase Chinese cultures and traditions through dance. 

Nothing is more inspiring than watching kids half your size showcase amazing talents on stage. This is what patrons are in for on June 30 and July 1 at the Houston Young Artists Concert featuring children 4 to 18.

Nighttime Attractions

Tickets are needed for covered seating at the nighttime shows. Check Miller Outdoor Theatre’s website for box office times.

Hairspray, produced by Theatre Under The Stars, is coming to Miller, and if your group includes some little ones who might not be ready for mature material, no matter: there's also a shorter, more kid-friendly version (Hairspray Jr.) for families. Daytime showings of Hairspray Jr. take place June 10–12, with nighttime showings on June 12–13.

METdance is also bringing the Sizzling Summer Dance on June 5 at 8:30 p.m. On the docket: Before all this by Joe Celej and Stand Back by Kate Skarpetowska, plus a balletic work by Caleb Mitchell, Stirring Simple Gifts in a Shade of Blue.

On June 18, 20, 26 and 27 at 8:30 p.m., the Houston Symphony takes the stage to bring Houstonians beautiful music, including Dvo?ák’s Symphony No. 8 and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, for the ExxonMobile Symphony Summer Nights series.

One of the biggest events of the summer, though, is bound to be this year’s Juneteenth celebration. Commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, the evening features a line-up of Jewel Brown, Trudy Lynn & Steve Krase, Allen Toussaint and The Peterson Brothers. June 19, 7 p.m.

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