See @Rick Miller in the KDOONS / WYRD Production BOOM on a 4-city British Columbia tour of its touring version.
For arts lovers in West Vancouver, Vernon, Kelowna, and Nelson (and surrounding cities), this is your only chance to see BOOM before it sits down in some of Canada’s premiere Performing Arts Centers in the 2015-16 Season.
The show kicked off to a standing ovation at the beautiful Kay Meek Centre in West Van. There’s one more show tonight there, and then it’s off to the interior! Next shows in the BC tour:
March 3, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver, BC
March 5, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC
March 7, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, Vernon, BC
March 11, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Capitol Theatre Nelson, Nelson, BC
Click here to get tickets
Don’t miss 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. Journey from WWII to Apollo 11, from Perry Como to Elvis to The Beatles to Janis Joplin… it’s a mind-blowing theatrical experience for all generations.
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.
The production, using many but not all of the WYRD Productions’ design elements, will run Oct 24th to Nov 9th 2013. More info here.
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.
Last 3 performances: Nov 2 @ River Run Centre (Guelph, ON), Nov 15 @ ATT
PAC (Dallas, TX), and Nov 17 @ Napa Valley Opera House (Napa, CA). Get
your tix now!
Preview articles: Culture Map (Dallas), Times Herald article (Napa), The Ontarion (Guelph),
Miller’s hilarious mash-up of TV’s The Simpsons and Shakespeare’s
Macbeth has wowed audiences around the world. But in order to focus on new projects at home in Toronto, Rick has decided to hang up the kilt! But fear not, MacHomer fans… the MacHomer DVD is still on sale, as well as the full script booklet. And if you are a teacher wishing your students would hate Shakespeare just a little bit less, we are putting finishing touches on our new online outreach modules. Official launch Nov 2102.
DREAMERS RENEGADES VISIONARIES: The Glenn Gould Variations
is a two-day festival of new work, new interpretations and new
collaborations, from Argentina, Britain, Canada, China, Croatia, France,
Japan and USA. As many as 50 artists, thinkers and creators will enlighten, amuse
and dazzle with their performances, their stories and their ideas, each
for approximately 20 minutes.
The engine of the project
is a stage play that Rick Miller is directing and co-creating with Craig Francis, which will bring to life
the 19th Century adventure for a 21st Century audience.
We’ve assembled an
incredibly inventive team of theatre creators from all over Canada…
Craig Francis from Montreal,
myself, Yannik Larivee and Richard Feren from Toronto, Deco Dawson and Shawn
Kettner from Winnipeg and Itai Erdal from Vancouver. The mandate we’ve given this
playful bunch is to create a bold and beautiful machine that will travel Twenty
Thousand Leagues, like the Nautilus – dazzling audiences of all ages around the
Play Me, I’m Yours
An interactive phenomenon in Sao Paolo, New York, Paris and London, the Play Me, I’m Yours
street pianos project, originally created by Luke Jerram, is coming to
Toronto—with a Pan Am twist. In July, forty-one pianos—each painted by a
local professional artist with roots in one of 41 Pan American
countries—will be unveiled for the first time in Canada and placed in
accessible spaces across the city core where the public is encouraged to
spontaneously break out and play a tune. This exercise in harmony
through diversity will be launched at a special celebration and free
concert in David Pecaut Square on the evening of July 10. Torontonians
will be invited to tickle the ivories at 41 iconic Toronto locations all
month long. The presentation of Play Me, I’m Yours is brought to you in part by CIBC, Lead Partner of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. For more details on Play Me, I’m Yours, visit streetpianos.ca.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: David Pecaut Square at Metro Hall