Houston ready to dance

July 21, 2013 by  

The Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston will feature the favorite Fred and Ginger film ‘Shall We Dance?’ in the outdoor venue this week.

The theater is located on Hermann Park Drive and welcomes visitors from across Texas to the various performances, films and events.

The film, from 1937, features famous Gershwin songs including ‘They All Laughed’, ‘Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off’, and ‘They Can’t Take That Away from Me’. The plot focuses on a ballet star (Ginger) crossing the Atlantic on the same ship as a dancer (Fred) as they experience mishaps and adventures, causing a lot of stir and gossip by the time they reach land.

The Miller Outdoor Theatre originated 89 years ago and provides free entertainment to the community. It is the largest venue of its type, providing regular free performances in the country.

The theatre is open eight months a year and provides culturally diverse entertainment. It is located on over seven acres of land in Hermann Park, which is the actual site of the Houston Zoo. Seating capacity is 1,705 seats with 20 wheelchair spaces. Additionally, there is room for another 4,500 attendees on the lawn using blankets or lawn chairs.

Outdoor venues frequently order banner printing from print companies to use as outside signage within the site. The banners can be used to promote an upcoming event in advance, as well as to serve as directional guidance for pedestrian and motor traffic on the day of the event.

The Miller Outdoor Theatre website has a complete event calendar and includes details about the venue and the performances, including this one on Wednesday, July 24