A Beautiful Friendship

Since 1987, HITS Theatre has partnered with Miller Outdoor Theatre and the City of Houston to present a Broadway-style musical theatre production to Houstonians and visitors, free of charge. We provide a talented cast of students; Miller provides invaluable support, a first-class facility, and a picturesque venue. It’s a beautiful friendship that offers our students the unique opportunity to perform in a full-scale theatrical production in front of a large audience.

See past productions at Miller Outdoor Theatre from HITS Theatre on Vimeo.


This year HITS Theatre will host nearly 30,000 Houstonians as six free-to-the-public perfomances at one of the finest outdoor theatre venues in teh country: Miller Outdoor Theatre.  Go all the way GREEN and make room for ogre-sized family fun as HITS Theatre presents its 31st-anniversary production at Miller Outdoor Theatre with SHREK The Musical.

Led by director Chesley Santoro Krohn, 32 HITS students will bring to Miller the Oscar and Tony-nominated Broadway musical, SHREK The Musical. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, SHREK The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire.  SHREK The Musical brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

SHREK The Musical presents the treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all) and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is trult in the eye of the ogre.  Performances run March 29-March 31 and April 5-April 7 at Miller Outdoor Theatre at Hermann Park.


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