The creators behind The Aluminum Show, Ilan Azriel and Ella Munk-Azriel, set out to design a one-of-a-kind theatrical spectacle using repurposed materials. The end result is a unique marriage of art, theater, dance and recycling. Commonplace industrial materials were used to create the setting, a silver-sheened world where machines spring to life with energy and emotion. The plot centers on a young machines search for its family, and the adventures it encounters along the way.
The Aluminum Show makes its Houston debut at Miller Outdoor Theatre today, with fresh choreography and more than $1 million in costumes, lighting and special effects. Co-directed by Dodd Loomis (assistant director of the much-maligned Broadway production of Spiderman: Turn off the Dark), Aluminum has circled the globe several times over, receiving praise and acclaim from audiences in Istanbul, Madrid and Buenos Aires to Edinburgh, Athens and Atlantic City. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. 6000 Hermann Park Drive. For information, call 281-373-3386 or visit www.milleroutdoortheatre.com. Free.
March 24-25, 8 p.m., 2011
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