Concerts, plays and festivals at Miller Outdoor Theatre in October; SEE FULL LIST

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Miller Outdoor Theatre announced its performance schedule for October.

The free events in Hermann Park are listed below. Miller Outdoor Theatre is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

What you need to know before you go:

Information provided by Miller Outdoor Theatre

  • Tickets & Seating policies and procedures may change, be sure to check the Miller website for the latest news here.
  • All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are free.
  • There are two types of seating at Miller Outdoor Theatre: Covered Seating and Hillside Seating. Both are free, but covered seating does require an assigned ticket.
  • You can get your free tickets online beginning at 10 a.m., one day prior to the performance date until noon on the day of the performance here
  • Hillside seating is not ticketed. Just bring a blanket or a lawn chair, a picnic, and enjoy the show
  • Those with disabilities needing assistance with seating and those who do not have access to the internet or a printer, or do not have a smart phone, call 832-487-7123 for help with tickets.
  • Remember, the seating capacity or other policies could change at any time during the season based on City of Houston and CDC guidelines. www.milleroutdoortheatre.com will have the latest information, so please check frequently.

The October performance schedule:

Salsa Y Salud produced by Foundation For Modern Music

Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Performed LIVE on stage and online! This performance will be livestreamed! You can choose to watch it on our website here, our YouTube Channel here, or Facebook here!

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Salsa y Salud continues to bring a fresh and exciting live salsa music and dance performance to the delight of audiences. World premieres, original choreography, dance theater, visual arts, and more, are all part of this colorful and vibrant show.

Flamenco Ole! presented by Young Audiences of Houston

Oct. 4 at 11 a.m.

This performance is LIVE on stage and will not be livestreamed. This is a non-ticketed performance. No tickets are necessary to sit in the covered seating area, no reservations can be made.

This show educates children about the art and culture of Flamenco. In this performance, the artists will demonstrate the three most important elements of Flamenco: song, guitar, and dance. Students will learn about the origins of Flamenco, its rhythms and how feelings are expressed in this beautiful art.

The 43rd Annual Festival Chicano

The “43rd Annual Festival Chicano” is a reflection of the artistic creativity that has developed in the Chicano cultural experience after centuries of influence from native peoples, Mexico, Europeans, and the U.S.A.

Chicano music has been historically shaped by many diverse styles such as Mexican rancheras, corridos, mariachi, orchestra, tejano, conjunto, big band, rhythm and blues, country, rock and roll, and many others.

The festival is a celebration of culture through the musical expression of countless generations of artists. It is truly a unique, original American sound.

Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

Jay Perez

David Farias Band

Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.

Elida Reyna y Avante

La Fiebre

Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.

Little Joe y La Familia

Ram Herrera

Monkey and Francine In The City Of Tigers produced by Houston Grand Opera

Oct. 10, 11, 12 and 13 at 11 a.m.

This performance is LIVE on stage and will not be livestreamed. This is a non-ticketed performance. No tickets are necessary to sit in the covered seating area, no reservations can be made.

Composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist David Johnston’s original opera was commissioned by HGO and made its world premiere in 2017. The work has gone on to have a life on other stages around the country. It may have been created for children, but it’s a hit with grownups too!

Bringing together influences from India, China, and West Africa, the opera shares the tale of Monkey and his whip-smart sister Francine, who must figure out how to work together if they want to escape the clutches of the hungry Crocodile and the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Featuring a mix of musical styles from Bollywood, opera, and jazz combined with relatable, contemporary language and characters, the opera conveys a timely message of unity.

Tab Benoit With Special Guest The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

October 14 at 7:30 p.m.

This performance is LIVE on stage and online! This performance will be livestreamed! You can choose to watch it on our website here, our YouTube Channel here, or Facebook here!

Tab Benoit is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues, acquiring a devoted legion of fans along the way, as well as 5 Blues Music Awards, including BB King Entertainer of the Year (twice) and an induction into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame lights up the stage.

With special guests The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, arguably the most influential ensemble to emerge in New Orleans over the last 25 years. Its sway on the brass band scene has been staggering, spawning bands like the ReBirth, New Birth, Hot 8, Li’l Rascals, Soul Rebels and just about every other young brass ensemble presently performing.

It’s Museum Park Neighborhood Association Night and everyone in the area is invited!  Come meet your neighbors and have a fabulous evening at Miller!

Dia De La Hispanidad: Magic Juan produced by Institute of Hispanic Culture Houston

Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Performed LIVE on stage and online! This performance will be livestreamed! You can choose to watch it on our website here, our YouTube Channel here, or Facebook here!

One of the most impactful and successful urban tropical artists in history, this producer/songwriter has shared stages with superstars like Daddy Yankee, Mark Anthony, and Pittbull.  MJ has more than 20 number one hits around the world and his music crosses language and cultural barriers, with over 5 million records sold and over 1 billion streams worldwide.

According to Rolling Stone Magazine, his global-hit “El Tiburon” was voted one of the 25 biggest Latin songs ever recorded. He’s done over 75 shows a year on six continents.  “El Negrito del Swing” as he is known, returns with his new album and world tour “Niveles.”

Panto CO. U.S.A. Presents Treasure Island presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre

Oct. 17 and 18 at 11 a.m.

This performance is LIVE on stage and will not be livestreamed. This is a non-ticketed performance. No tickets are necessary to sit in the covered seating area, no reservations can be made. As a courtesy to Miller, we’d appreciate it if you’d fill out the school group attendance form here.

One of the most popular adventure tales of all time, Treasure Island spins an action-packed, fun-filled tale of piracy, a mysterious treasure map, and a host of characters with bad intentions who meet their match and are foiled in their attempts.

Produced by The Panto Company and told as only they can, it’s seen through the eyes of Jim Hawkins, the cabin boy of the Hispaniola. This thrilling adventure tells of a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, a scramble for buried treasure on an exotic isle and the message that good wins over evil every time.

Let’s Make A Play Together produced by Express Children’s Theatre

Oct. 19 at 11 a.m.

This performance is LIVE on stage and will not be livestreamed. This is a non-ticketed performance. No tickets are necessary to sit in the covered seating area, no reservations can be made. As a courtesy to Miller, we’d appreciate it if you’d fill out the school group attendance form here.

Taking suggestions from kids in the audience, the Express Improv Players will create a spontaneous 45-minute children’s musical, complete with costumes, props and spur-of-the-moment songs! Designed to help children experience the power of collaboration and creativity.

Directed by guest artist Jonathon Pitts from The Second City Training Center in Chicago.

Frankie Avalon presented by AARP and Miller Outdoor Theatre

Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

This performance is LIVE on stage and will not be livestreamed.

This all-American singer and actor will grace the Miller stage featuring some of his top hits while recounting tales of the life of an idol. With a career that has spanned over three generations in music, television and motion pictures, Frankie Avalon has certainly made the transition from teen idol to true star.

He is currently one of the busiest nightclub performers in the country, playing the nation’s finest supper clubs and headlining top Las Vegas Hotel Main rooms. His motion picture career has already spanned some thirty films that include the highly successful “Beach Party” film series, that include “Beach Party”, “Muscle Beach Party”, “Beach Blanket Bingo”, “Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine”, “Bikini Beach”, and “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini”.

Asia To The World produced by Dance of Asian America

Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Performed LIVE on stage and online! This performance will be livestreamed! You can choose to watch it on our website here, our YouTube Channel here, or Facebook here!

Come experience the excitement of Asian American Dance, with mesmerizing music, sensational costumes, and cultural influences from all across Asia and beyond. This performance is fun and exciting for the whole family.

No Bully Here produced by Foundation For Modern Music

Oct. 26 at 11 a.m.

This performance is LIVE on stage and will not be livestreamed. This is a non-ticketed performance. No tickets are necessary to sit in the covered seating area, no reservations can be made. As a courtesy to Miller, we’d appreciate it if you’d fill out the school group attendance form here.

An incredible display of talented young artists come together in taking a stand against bullying. Through great performances and messaging, this program uses the transformative power of the arts to show that we can live together in a society where all are respected and treated with dignity, no matter the age.

Calavera Con Calavera produced by FLAS

Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Performed LIVE on stage and online! This performance will be livestreamed! You can choose to watch it on our website here, our YouTube Channel here, or Facebook here!

It’s the Day of the Dead and the Burgos family are gathering to celebrate with traditional music, dances, and la Catrina.

Where do we go after we die? That is the question each character asks; it’s a story between life and death where the ending will surprise the audience.

FLAS and Grupo de Teatro Índigo (Indigo Theater Group) return for their third consecutive year this 2022 with the traditional Day of the Dead play, “Calavera con Calavera” (Skulls); an original piece written Índigo’s by co-founder, Eddie Gonzalez, to celebrate its 9th anniversary, at Miller Outdoor Theater, continuing to make history being the first local theater group with Latino to present an all-Spanish play (With English subtitles).

This Land Is Your Land produced by Houston Chamber Choir

Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Performed LIVE on stage and online! This performance will be livestreamed! You can choose to watch it on our website here, our YouTube Channel here, or Facebook here!

“Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw remind us in their book, Songs of America, that the history of the United States— its struggles, politics, and successes —is embedded in our nation’s folksongs. From Pre-Revolutionary calls for independence, to Spirituals, Depression-era laments, and songs of protest, the Houston Chamber Choir will bring the voice of American history to the stage of Miller Outdoor Theatre.”

Looking for something to do this month? Here’s what’s happening at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in September.


About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.