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TonyTigr wrote a review Sep 2019
My wife and I love going to the MOT and have enjoyed just about everything we have seen there, except the show last. The Houston’s Jazz fest (09/21/2019) was a disaster from the get go. They introduced a trio, each of whom appeared to have a great pedigree. They mentioned that this was the first time they have appeared on stage together. You didn’t need to be a member of a band as I am, to realize that this band were playing for their own entertainment. They just didn’t know when to end any of the excruciatingly long numbers they played. Consistently, every time the number reached a logical ending, it was like a fire that wouldn’t go out. They all kept rekindling and going on with each of them doing yet another round of solo’s, before repeating the same thing all over. They played absolutely nothing that was recognizable by their audience. They must have been paid by the number of notes. Worse, way worse was when the wife of the Sax player was invited to join the trio for a ‘voice over’. The ‘voice over’ turned out to be a talking rap diatribe filled with racial and divisive overtones. It was an unnecessary and unappreciated preaching to the members of the audience that didn’t fit the ethnic profile of the narrative. Numerous members of the audience left in the same type of disgust my group of five felt at this uncharacteristic addition to the ‘entertainment’. The Rap included statements like ‘we want our identity back, our colors back and metaphoric implications that rain only falls on Black heads. This, only two days after rain fell on all houston heads of every color across the city. Houston is proud of being united, strong and color blind, particularly in times when the citizenry comes together to save lives, no matter what color they are. We enjoy attending shows that illustrate the color culture and diversity of our great city and have attended everything from Mexican Fiesta events and Bollywood. Nobody want’s to be preached to by any of these cultures. Yesterday, it was allowed. If people feel the need to make statements while holding the stage, let the standard be positive, especially since Houston is reeling from another flood disaster. We left at the intermission and had an unexpected early night. I hope MOT takes note and takes steps to ensure this type of lapse doesn’t happen again, and that the entertainment engaged isn’t made up of those considering it a first practice session.…
Date of experience: September 2019
BirdmanSiSenor wrote a review Sep 2019
Houston, Texas125 contributions76 helpful votes
Miller Outdoor Theater is a very fun venue for a number of productions including Houston Ballet, Houston Shmphony as well as a variety of other acts. There are rolling lawns at the theater , ideal for a picnic blanket and adult beverages. You can sit under the canopy if you reserve seats.…
Date of experience: June 2019
TXToad wrote a review Aug 2019
Houston, Texas34 contributions6 helpful votes
I worked at Miller Outdoor Theatre as a high school kid... it was great then and even better now! The productions are first rate, the ticket price can't be beat, and the facility continues to improve. If you haven't been, you are missing out.
Date of experience: August 2019
Pansam wrote a review Jul 2019
Macau, China24 contributions12 helpful votes
Definitely worth it! Lots of different free shows and activities. Fun outdoor theatre! We got to see a musical for kids and picked up free tickets in the morning.
Date of experience: July 2019
Rebecca C wrote a review Jul 2019
Houston, Texas3 contributions1 helpful vote
The July 4th 2019 fireworks were the worst fireworks I have ever seen. I wish we had gone to the Freedom America Festival. It took forever to get out of the Museum of Natural Science garage parking lot.
Date of experience: July 2019