It’s a night of tricks, treats and enchanting music at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Hocus Pocus Pops Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The Houston Symphony returns for a night of chilling music and spooky sounds guaranteed to arouse the Halloween spirit in everyone. Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free courtesy of H-E-B. Tickets are not required for free seating. Gates open at 6 p.m.
Conductor for the evening, Andrés Franco, gets into the spirit leading the symphony in the Suite from “The Sleeping Beauty,” “A Night on Bald Mountain,” Theme from “Ghostbusters,” Suite from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and more.
Daddies, mummies and all the little ghosts and goblins are invited to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes for a chance to walk on stage during the concert. The first 100 children in costume to check in at Hocus Pocus Central in the North Plaza can march on stage in the Goblin Parade during the symphony’s performance.
Concertgoers can register to win free prizes from H-E-B! Bring any H-E-B receipt from October 2010 to Hocus Pocus Pops and register to win one of two gift baskets provided by H-E-B and The Pavilion. Receipts must be brought to Hocus Pocus Central in The Pavilion’s North Plaza prior to the performance (between 6 and 7:15 p.m.) on Oct. 21. The drawing takes place on the Main Stage before the concert.
“Fang”tastic pre-concert activities in the North Plaza, sponsored by Fidelity Investments and Market Street-The Woodlands, start at 6 p.m. Little monsters can create their own spine-tingling music at The Pavilion Partners Instrument Petting Zoo. Kids can ignite their haunting imaginations creating lollipop ghosts at The Partners arts and crafts booth. As spooktacular costumed characters roam the grounds, kids can decorate pumpkins, play the Buddy bean bag toss and get temporary tattoos with H-E-B. Mash it up with the Radio Disney Road Crew featuring music, dancing and great prizes, take spooky photos with Fidelity Investments, and enjoy other ghoulish activities by Woodlands Online, Houston Family Magazine, Woodforest National Bank and Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion.
Tickets to Hocus Pocus Pops are $15 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free and tickets are not required. Orchestra tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office, located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and on event days through the start of the show. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Fiesta, select FYE and H-E-B locations, and Media Magic, by calling 800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $5 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all Ticketmaster locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's 2010 season is presented by The Woodlands Development Company and sponsored by Donoho’s Jewellers, Audi of America, The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, Houston Community Newspapers, The Pavilion Partners, The Wortham Foundation, and Continental Airlines, official airline of The Pavilion.
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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions.