Acrobats, opera, tribute to Elton John: discover the events planned at the Miller Outdoor Theater in April

The Miller Outdoor Theater’s first event of the 2022 season will take place on April 1, kicking off a month that will include performances by Houston Grand Opera and classic rock band America, as well as a screening of ” In the Heights” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. (Courtesy of Miller Outdoor Theatre)

The Miller Outdoor Theater’s first event of the 2022 season will take place on April 1, kicking off a month that will include performances by Houston Grand Opera and classic rock band America as well as a screening of “In the Heights” by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Located in Hermann Park, Miller Outdoor Theater offers a variety of events free to the public during a season that typically runs from April through November. Although the performances are free, guests can obtain tickets for covered seating one day before each performance.

Hillside seating at Hermann Park is also available. Some performances are also streamed online.

The following events have been announced for April:

  • April 1: “Remember when rock was young” The Elton John tribute features Craig Meyer, a singer, actor, and pianist who performs a number of John’s most popular songs while wearing his character and costume. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is both live and streamed online.
  • April 2: “Houston a Bollywood: Mela—The Carnival” The Bollywood Dance Theater performance depicts carnival celebrations using 50 dances, costumes and other captivating visuals. Carnival stories serve as a metaphor for life experiences. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is both live and streamed online.
  • April 7: My first orchestra concert Young children and their families are invited to celebrate the power of music with a 45-minute interactive concert hosted by musicians from the Houston Symphony, Apollo Chamber Players and Mercury Chamber Orchestra, among other bands. The show starts at 11 a.m. and is live.
  • April 8: “In the heights” The popular film based on a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda plays on stage at the Miller Outdoor Theater. The screening starts at 8 p.m.
  • April 9: Circus Zuma Zuma Zuma Zuma’s acrobats show off their prowess in balance, agility and motor coordination to a soundtrack of African drumming, dancing and singing. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is both live and streamed online.
  • April 15: America The classic rock band continues their 50th anniversary tour with a show featuring founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell. The show starts at 8:15 p.m. and is live only.
  • April 16: Philly Soul Sound The Community Music Center in Houston performs music from Philadelphia-based bands such as The O’Jays, The Spinners, and Billy Paul. The show begins at 8:15 p.m. and is both live and streamed online.
  • April 20: Rhyme & Reason Express Children’s Theater brings a celebration of black history that includes music, dance and poetry from ancient Africa to the present day. Two Houston poet laureates perform at the show, including Emanuelee “Outspoken” Bean and Deborah DEEP Mouton. The live show starts at 11 a.m.
  • April 23: Another 50 from Kinder HSPVA Students at Kinder High School of Performing and Visual Arts at Houston ISD host a party showcasing the work of each fine arts department, including creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theater, visual arts and vocal music. Some of the school’s most acclaimed alumni will also participate in the event. The show begins at 8:15 p.m. and is both live and streamed online.
  • April 26: “The Barber of Seville in Texas” Rossini’s famous opera is adapted into a bilingual narrative with a story centering on two star-crossed lovers in Texas. The live show starts at 11 a.m.
  • April 29: “Encanto” A film screening of the animated musical, featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, will be shown on the theater stage. The screening starts at 8:15 p.m.
  • April 30: Heart by heart Heart’s bassist and drummer Steve Fossen and Michael Derosier will present a show that includes the band’s most famous hits as well as deeper cuts. The show begins at 8:15 p.m. and is both live and streamed online.

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