Oct 15, 16
"BOOM is a stunning achievement, whether you connect with it as a history lesson, a love story or both.
It’s a show that stars and ends, not with a whimper, but with booming inventiveness." (Calgary Herald review)
Oct 15, 16
In January of 2014, BOOM was performed in front of a live audience for the first time, as part of the HP Rodeo, presented by Theatre Calgary and One Yellow Rabbit. That work-in-progress run led to a 251-performance Canadian tour. We're delighted to be back on the beautifully-renovated Max Bell stage with Rick Miller's explosive solo show.
Oct 05, 16
"MAGICAL! JAW-DROPPING!" (NY Times) "STUNNING! ASTONISHING! (Theatremania) Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea plays from Sept. 30 to Oct. 10, 2016 at The New Victory Theater in NYC. We're booking our 2017-18 season, so if you're looking for an immersive family show with innovative outreach, come and take the plunge with us!
Oct 03, 16
"MAGICAL!...The acting is never less than zesty and the use of projections, courtesy of Deco Dawson, is sometimes jaw dropping. Children and their grown-ups may think twice before buying and tossing another plastic water bottle. Even those deadly squids deserve an unpolluted ocean." (NY Times review for 20Kshow)
Apr 05, 16
"For almost two hours, Miller powers through 25 years and some hundred voices… All the while he perfectly calibrates his performance with a truly dazzling cascade of imagery... A fascinating, kaleidoscopic overview of an era... I was mesmerized!" (Jim Burke, Montreal Gazette)
Jan 23, 16
"Simply STUNNING!...Theatric creativity of the highest magnitude!" The first reviews are in for BOOM's 5 week run in Vancouver, at PuSh/Arts Club (Granville Island stage), to Feb 13 2016.
Jan 10, 16
BOOM kicks off 2016 with a 5-week run at PuSh/Arts Club (Granville Island stage), Jan 14-Feb 13 2016. After 2015 runs in Toronto, London, Victoria, Edmonton, Whitehorse, Halifax and Markham, the Kidoons/WYRD multimedia show BOOM heads back to the West coast.
Oct 29, 15
After big runs in Victoria and Edmonton (with a whip through Whitehorse), the Kidoons/WYRD multimedia show BOOM
heads to the other
Canadian coast. Previews and reviews below.
Chronicle Herald review
Sep 30, 15
Rick Miller and the Kidoons/WYRD team launch Citadel Theatre's 50th anniversary to stellar reviews.
Aug 06, 15
Kidoons and WYRD Productions' hit show BOOM kicks off its big 2015-16 Canadian tour with a 3-week run at The Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC. This is Rick Miller's first appearance here since Bigger Than Jesus played in 2007.
Jul 12, 15
"Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is extraordinary... a fantastical fusion of low-tech puppetry and high-tech projections! Panamania, is off to a gold medal start! Don't let this ship sail without climbing aboard!" (Drew Rowsome theatre blog)
May 30, 15
BOOM, the most popular new show in Canada, premiered in French at Le Carrefour International de Théâtre, Quebec City's premiere arts festival. May 28-30 2015. Read the stellar reviews:
May 08, 15
Don't miss Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
's World Premiere, July 11-15 2015 at Daniels Spectrum in Toronto. 5 shows only! Limited seating, so book your tickets
Mar 03, 15
3 more cities across the province, one night only each! West Van, Kelowna, Vernon, Nelson BC: see the BOOMtheShow.com schedule for details
Dec 16, 14
Don’t miss Rick's new show BOOM premiering at the Panasonic Theatre in Toronto Jan 15th. The explosive new show that captures the defining moments of the baby-boom generation. One man, 25 years, a 100 of the world’s most influential figures.
Dec 16, 14
After two weeks of intensive work at Robert Lepage's La Caserne in Quebec City, The 20K Collective presented Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea (20K) on Dec 13th 2014 to an invited audience of friends and colleagues.
Nov 21, 14
Rick Miller returns to the Irvine Barclay Theatre for the USA premiere of his new show BOOM, a one-man multimedia spectacle capturing the defining moments of the baby boom generation.
Nov 18, 14
To all MacHomer
fans: from now until Dec 17th 2014, we're happy to throw in Rick's CD SONGS (From My Shows)
for FREE when you buy a MacHomer
DVD. $25 value for only $15!
Oct 14, 14
Venus in Fur, one of Toronto's biggest theatre hits of last year, is about to open in Montreal for a 4-week run at Centaur Theatre, Oct 14-Nov 9. It will then return to TO @ CanStage (Berkeley) from Dec 18-28.
Apr 02, 14
After a late night hosting the Glenn Gould Prize at Rideau Hall, Rick flew back to Toronto to host the morning launch of PANAMANIA, the Arts & Culture Program of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
Apr 01, 14
After having played Gould in the Glenn Gould Variations
in 2012, Rick was delighted to host and perform at the 10th Glenn Gould Prize at Rideau Hall, honouring his colleague, mentor and friend Robert Lepage.
Feb 17, 14
MAC is back! Rick Miller will be performing his one-man extravaganza MacHomer for a special week of shows in Sweden.
Jan 03, 14
On New Year's Eve, 2013, TRAINWRECK played 50 songs in 5 hours, bringing in 2014 at the Linsmore in Toronto. It was an incredible night, full of fun, love community, and rock'n'roll silliness.
Dec 05, 13
The incredible National Theatre of the World team (@MattBaram & Naomi @Snieckus) are joined by Colin Mochrie to improvise from 2 pages of a new RM script. On Dec12th at the Young Centre. #Scripttease, #ImpulseFest.
Nov 21, 13
Venus in Fur
is back, just in time to heat things up for the holidays! This 4-star production is remounting at Canadian Stage's Berkeley Street Theatre. On stage Dec 13-29. Tickets $29-$59.new Toronto Star article
Nov 12, 13
HARDSELL (the TV pilot) will get its first public screening on Saturday Nov 16th between 4-5pm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The event is called "The Best of BravoFACT, hosted by Richard Crouse", and is presented as part of the CITF (Canadian International Television Festival)
Nov 03, 13
From Oct 27 to Nov 10th, the BOOM team will gearing up Rick Miller's latest solo multimedia show for its first public performances at the High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's premiere arts festival, from Jan 15-19 2014 (co-presented by Theatre Calgary).
Sep 30, 13
Rick will give a workshop/performance at EARTH DAY CANADA’S ECOMENTORS YOUTH SUMMIT October 25-27, 2013 at the University of Toronto. Drawing from his solo show HARDSELL and other education-focused projects, Miller will help find creative and entertaining solutions to breaking through cynicism's 'hard cell'.
Sep 30, 13
The much-anticipated original Toronto production of Venus in Fur, on stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre from September 29 to October 27, 2013 and directed by Jennifer Tarver, will star Dora Award-winner Rick Miller (MacHomer, Just for Laughs, Lipsynch) as Thomas and Carly Street (The Good Wife, various productions on Broadway and at The Stratford Festival) as Vanda.
Sep 14, 13
A new trailer for Triptyque
, the first film adaptation of Robert Lepage's celebrated 9-hour theatre work LIPSYNCH, co-created with Miller and 9 other international artists. Lepage and co-director Pedro Pires have taken 3 of the 9 interconnected stories from the play and woven them into a hauntingly beautiful cinematic experience.
Sep 10, 13
Rick Miller's new solo show BOOM will have a work-in-progress run at the High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's premiere arts festival, from Jan 15-19 2014, presented by One Yellow Rabbit and Theatre Calgary.
Sep 06, 13
Triptych is the first film adaptation of Robert Lepage's celebrated 9-hour theatre work LIPSYNCH, co-created with Miller and 9 other international artists. Executive producer Lynda Beaulieu and co-directors Lepage and cPedro Pires have taken 3 of the 9 interconnected stories from the play and woven them into an amazing film experience.
Aug 29, 13
Do your students hate Shakespeare? Do they hate you for teaching it? There's help, my friends... Last December, WYRD Productions and KDOONS launched the MacHomer in-school OUTREACH campaign
, and it's been a huge success thus far!
Aug 29, 13
For the first time ever, Rick Miller's MacHomer will be performed by someone other than Rick himself! Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay (ON) have taken on the task of staging the virtuosic solo "Simpsons do Macbeth" in a production directed by Mario Crudo and starring Jerry Getty.
Jul 02, 13
Rick guest stars in Season 2 of the popular CTV series, playing a comatose wedding singer/ghost who sings all his lines. Never a dull moment! Tuesday July 2nd, CTV, 10pm.
Apr 23, 13
These are photos taken from our second workshop of BOOM, a new solo 'documentary' play about the years 1945-1969. "The music, culture and politics that shaped a generation". Taken by David Leclerc and Simon Laplante at La Caserne, Ex Machina, Quebec.
Jul 17, 12
After launching the 60th anniversary season of the Stratford Festival, MacHomer moves on to a one-night only stint at the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, Aug 16th
Jul 09, 12
The Toronto 2015 Pan-Am Games (TO2015) kicks off festivity, culture and
celebration with its three-year community countdown on July 10. The
free concert will be co-MC'd by Rick Miller and Sandra Lalonde, with
special guest host Jian Ghomeshi.
Jun 14, 12
It's official: the satirical film Mulroney the Opera will
finally be aired on television in Canada, where it was meant to be seen
in the first place. The Movie Network will present it on the Mfest
Channel, June 19th at 9 pm, followed at 10:15 by Sonya di Rienzo's
"Behind the Curtain: The Making of Mulroney the Opera"... Check it out!
May 28, 12
Chaque fois que Rick Miller présente VENDU il offre son salaire d'acteur à la campagne internationale BECAUSE I AM A GIRL!
May 05, 12
MacHomer opens Stratford's 60th season!
After its New York premiere, Rick Miller's MacHomer
is settling into a month-long run at the Stratford Shakespeare
Festival, Canada's premiere destination for classical theatre. Rick
Miller's hilarious mash-up of TV's The Simpsons and Shakespeare's
Macbeth opens today, Saturday May 5, and runs to May 26th. Still some tickets left! Book now…
Apr 07, 12
Du 12 au 21 avril 2012, le spectacle solo BIGGER THAN JESUS
de Rick Miller et Daniel Brooks sera reprise en français à Montréal au Théâtre Denise Pelletier.Info et billets.
Nouvelles critiques: La Presse
, Revue Sequence
, Montréal Express (Transcontinental) , Charlebois Post Canada
, Cité Boomers
Critiques en 2010: Le Journal de Montréal
, Le Devoir
, Le Quatrième.com
, et Radio-Canada
et The Gazette (English)
Mar 06, 12
MacHomer's 2012 Spring Tour has
wound its way through Whitehorse (YT), North Bay (ON), La Mirada (CA),
Winnipeg (MB). We're currently in snowy Saskatoon (SK) for a 16-day run
with Persephone Theatre. (March 7-21). Coming up next: Brentwood (NY)
and a New York City premiere, and a month-long run as part of the
Stratford Festival's 60th anniversary season. Woohoo! Persephone ticket info.
Feb 22, 12
16 years after it made it big on the Canadian Fringe circuit, MacHomer
returns to Winnipeg for a 2-week run at Manitoba Theatre for Young
People (MTYP). Besides the slew of school performances, there are a few
shows for the general public on Feb 24-25, Mar 2.
Feb 21, 12
My HARDSELL 2.0 lecture at IdeaCity
in Toronto in June 2011. A preview of the full-length play that
premiered later that Fall. Had some jaws dropping (especially the
sponsors from Eli Lilly!), but it was well worth it.
Next HARDSELL 2.0 dates: the French-language premiere in Quebec City, June 6-10 2012! Festival Le Carrefour.
Dec 23, 11
Rick Miller and Daniel Brooks' international hit show BIGGER THAN JESUS
was ranked among Toronto's "riveting revivals" of 2011 according to Now
Magazine. Read more
Aug 26, 11
The 3 plays are running back-to-back for 2 weeks each at Toronto's Factory Theatre. MacHomer
runs from Sept 13-25, Bigger Than Jesus
from Sept 28-Oct 9 and a reworked version of HARDSELL
from Oct 13-23 2011.
May 24, 11
LIPSYNCH, on a world tour that has now taken it to
10 countries, returns to Canada as part of the Carrefour international
de théâtre in Québec City, 3 SHOWS ONLY, June 3,4,5 2011. 1pm-10pm. read Voir Quebec cover story on Rick Miller. Review in Le Soleil.
Robert Lepage and Ex Machina's epic 9-hour production LIPSYNCH
continues to wow the world. Lepage, Rick Miller and 8 other
actor/writers from around the world have created this monumental epic
production themed around the human voice: its capability and
limitations, its layers of meaning, and the secrets and lies it
conceals. It has now toured Canada, the UK, France, Spain, Australia,
Russia, the USA, Austria, Italy and Taiwan.
Apr 11, 11
2 SCREENINGS ONLY! Join us in one of 72 Cineplex
theatres across Canada on April 16th at 1pm for the world premiere of
the film Mulroney: The Opera, starring Rick Miller as Mr. Chin himself.
The encore screening is at 7pm on April 27th.
Watch trailer #1. Watch trailer #2.
Watch the 1-Minute Mulroney Make-Over (condensing 3 hours of latex into 60 seconds).
Watch Rick's TV interviews with CTV (3 interviews, incl Canada AM), Canadian Press, Zoomer TV, TFO (RELiEF) en français.
Watch Rick's e-talk TV interview with Ben Mulroney...uh...not bloody likely.
Listen to Rick's radio interviews with CBC's Gian Ghomeshi (Q - April 15 podcast), CBC's Dave Bronstetter, CFRB with Jim Richards (April 14 podcast)
Read the reviews: Globe & Mail, Eye Weekly, National Post, Le Soleil, Torontoist.com, Toronto Life, Vancouver Sun
Read the previews: MacLean's, The Toronto Star, Globe and Mail (recent), The Globe and Mail (October 2010), Winnipeg Free Press, CBC.ca, The Montreal Gazette, Metro News, Whole Note Magazine (cover story!).
Rhombus Media, the film company behind such movies as The Red Violin and Passchendaele,
has invested $3.75-million into creating a full-scale comedic opera,
with a score by Alexina Louie and a libretto by Dan Redican. The film
is directed by Larry Weinstein, who also co-produces with Jessica
Jan 24, 11
Another prize for THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM, this time an honourable mention at the Sundance Film Festival!
Sep 01, 10
Sable & Batalion's "The Legend of Beaver Dam", starring L.J. Benet, Seán Cullen and Rick Miller, saw its World Premiere
at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and is now playing
festivals around the world. In the short "horror musical film", Rick
stars as Stumpy Sam, the evil swamp monster who wields a machete and
wails some big rock star high notes. Watch the trailer
. Read the articles (NOW Magazine
, Inside Toronto
) Hide your children.
Jul 25, 10
LIPSYNCH, on a world tour that has now taken it to 10 countries, just opened the Taipei Arts Festival in Taiwan from Aug 21-29 2010.
Oct 03, 09
LIPSYNCH gets its USA premiere in New York as
part of B.A.M.'s Next Wave Festival. Audience and critical response so
far has been overwhelming: immediate standing ovations and great
reviews. "CLEAR your schedule: 'Lipsynch' is the show to see right now." (NY Post)
Sep 09, 09
WYRD Productions' artistic producer Rick Miller is proud to announce an exciting 2009-2010 season, featuring continued tours of LIPSYNCH, MacHomer and Bigger Than Jesus, the development of new shows entitled Diamond/Miller and SPEER, and the launch of a new media literacy program at HARDSELL.org.
Jun 14, 09
"The must-see theatre event of the year!"
After performances in the UK, France, Spain and Australia, Robert
Lepage's LIPSYNCH finally received its North American premiere at
Toronto's Luminato Festival, running from June 6-14, 2009. For full
Toronto reviews, read on...
Oct 08, 08
MACHOMER's week-long run in Washington DC sells out
before opening night. Woolly Mammoth Theater Company is presenting 7
performances of Rick Miller's mega-hit from Oct 8-12, 2008, and is now
selling a handful of standing-room-only tickets. For box office info,
click here. Also, read the Washington Post review and feature article.
has been performed in over 130 cities on 4 continents to half a million
Simpsons/Shakespeare fans. What began as a fringe festival mash-up of
the Simpsons and Shakespeare has now evolved into a multimedia
spectacular (without losing the silliness of the original idea). If you
have never seen Rick's hilarious retelling of Macbeth using 50
Simpsons characters, what are you waiting for??? If you have seen it, you have never seen it like this. MACHOMER -
call it version 4.0 - was completely revamped for its 10th anniversary
tour in 2006, with new songs, characters, jokes and video images.
Visit the new MacHomer website, unveiled in July.
May 29, 08
After a 9-year absence, MACHOMER finally returns to its birthplace, Montreal! The Just for Laughs
festival, the world's biggest comedy event, will play host to three
performances of MacHomer on July 11-12, 2008 at the beautiful Gesu