Children's Hilltop Festival

The four-day Children's Hilltop Festival presents a quartet of plays that are entertaining, educational and, best of all, free. Asian Treasures is an anthology of magical tales in which humans interact with mischievous monkeys, beautiful birds and cunning tigers. Kian Long, Texas Pioneer tells the story of a slave who accompanied white settler Jane Long to Texas in the 1820s, with both seeing the early history of the region unfold before their eyes. And Three Billy Goats Gruff is the popular fairy tale about a trio of hollow-horned mammals trying to get across the bridge who get stopped by a grumpy troll. Rounding out the festival is a musical adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic Alice in Wonderland. 11 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 100 Concert Drive. For information, call 281-373-3386 or visit www.milleroutdoortheatre.com. Free.
July 21-24, 2009
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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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