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Celebrating more than five decades of free ‘Theatre Under the Stars’

A TUTS production at Miller Outdoor Theatre this week highlights 55 years of shows from the performing arts group.


Miller Outdoor Theatre, located in Hermann Park, opens its 100th anniversary season on Friday, March 17, 2023.


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Since 1968, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) has presented free public performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre at Hermann Park. And, in recent years, TUTS and Miller have presented celebrations of that partnership, including this week.

Over the next few nights, you can check out TUTS: A Celebration of Houston Stories and Songs. The production features a variety of songs from past TUTS productions.

Mitchell Greco is directing the show. In the audio above, he tells Houston Matters host Craig Cohen about the program and its performers, the importance of free theatre in Houston, and the unique challenges of directing a production outdoors at Miller.

Performances of TUTS: A Celebration of Houston Stories and Songs are Tuesday, July 11 through Thursday July 13 at 8:30 p.m. at Miller Outdoor Theatre at Hermann Park. Tickets are free and available starting a day before each performance but must be reserved at MillerOutdoorTheatre.com.

Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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