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H-Town's performing arts groups join in Miller Outdoor Theatre 90th anniversary celebration

Arts groups help Miller Outdoor Theater celebrate 90th anniversary

43 Tim and Roxann Neumann, from left, and Philamena and Arthur Baird at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Tim and Roxann Neumann, from left, and Philamena and Arthur Baird at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala.  Photo by © Katy Anderson
31 Norma and Ernie Mendoza at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Norma and Ernie Mendoza at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
26 Lisa Foronda and Greg Harper at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Lisa Foronda and Greg Harper at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
38 Shawn Stevens, left, and June Deadrick at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Shawn Stevens, left, and June Deadrick at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
40 Steve and Debra Costello at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
City Councilman Steve Costello and wife Debra at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
24 Kathrine McGovern, from left, Ann Shaw and Susan Young at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Kathrine McGovern, from left, Ann Shaw and Susan Young at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
3 Anne and John Mendelsohn at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Anne and John Mendelsohn at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
29 Nancy and Robert Peiser at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Nancy and Robert Peiser at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
23 Jonathan Glus, left, and Alton LaDay at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Jonathan Glus, left, and Alton LaDay at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
7 Carolyn and James Robertson at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Carolyn and James Robertson at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
36 Rob Jackson and Sharon Adams at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Rob Jackson and Sharon Adams at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
15 Gwen and Ron Samples, from left, with Shawn Hauptmann at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Gwen and Ron Samples, from left, with Shawn Hauptmann at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
4 Anne and Peter Brown at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Anne and Peter Brown at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
2 Andrea and Trent Tellepsen at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Andrea and Trent Tellepsen at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
1 Alison and Chris Bell at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
Alison and Chris Bell at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala. Photo by © Katy Anderson
43 Tim and Roxann Neumann, from left, and Philamena and Arthur Baird at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
31 Norma and Ernie Mendoza at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
26 Lisa Foronda and Greg Harper at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
38 Shawn Stevens, left, and June Deadrick at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
40 Steve and Debra Costello at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
24 Kathrine McGovern, from left, Ann Shaw and Susan Young at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
3 Anne and John Mendelsohn at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
29 Nancy and Robert Peiser at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
23 Jonathan Glus, left, and Alton LaDay at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
7 Carolyn and James Robertson at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
36 Rob Jackson and Sharon Adams at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
15 Gwen and Ron Samples, from left, with Shawn Hauptmann at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
4 Anne and Peter Brown at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
2 Andrea and Trent Tellepsen at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013
1 Alison and Chris Bell at the Miller Outdoor Theatre Gala October 2013

The stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre has seldom seen a grander evening than the 90th anniversary celebration of this cornerstone of Hermann Park. With a massive chandelier overhead and tablecloths dazzling in silver sequins, guests were seated on-stage for dinner and performances by six different arts groups.

The Houston Symphony, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Houston Grand Opera, Dance of Asian America, Theatre Under the Stars and BACE Entertainment each contributed a flavorful course while Culinaire handled the evening's gastronomy.

Joining forces as honorary co-chairs of the evening were HGO board chair Dr. John Mendelsohn, Houston Ballet Foundation board president James Jordan, TUTS board president Greg Harper and Houston Symphony Society board president Bob Peiser.

Applauding the evening were guests including gala chair Philamena Baird and husband Arthur, Miller Theatre advisory board chair June Deadrick, Houston Ballet's Jim Nelson, HGO's Perryn Leech, Shawn Stephens, Sharon Adams, Rob Jackson, Mimi Hassenboehler, Roxann and Tim Neumann, Carolyn and Jimmy Robertson, Lisa Foranda and Miller managing director Cissy Segall Davis.