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…
Info et billets.
Nouvelles critiques: La Presse, Revue Sequence , Montréal Express (Transcontinental) , Charlebois Post Canada, MonTheatre, Cité Boomers
Critiques en 2010: Le Journal de Montréal, VOIR, Le Devoir, Le Quatrième.com, monthéâtre.qc.ca, et Radio-Canada et The Gazette (English)
At long last, MacHomer and Bigger Than Jesus will
premiere in New York City! NYU's gorgeous Skirball Center will host
back-to-back weekends of solo performances by Rick Miller. MAC: March
30-31, BTJ: April 4-7. More info and tickets.
Read the Sunday New York Times preview
BTJ review in Huffington Post
Time-Out NY KIDS, critics pick for Friday
New York Post KIDS pick
Q&A with NYU local
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.
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.
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.
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 Daniel.
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)
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.
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.
MACHOMER 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.