The mission of every Reid Miller Show is sharing stories heart-to-heart.
Reid Miller is a story teller, actor, artist, dancer, dance teacher and caller, folk musician, folk singer and puppeteer. He has entertained uncountable numbers of seniors, adults, teens, youngsters, and families. His list of corporate client audiences is ever growing. He co-created the Wisconsin Summer Library Reading Program performing arts movement and the Northlands Storytelling Network. He co-founded the Wisconsin Storytelling Get-Together, the Waisman Center Family Entertainment Series, and the Rotunda Stage Family Entertainment program at Madison [WI] Overture Center. He is a master performer. His programs weave art forms into a unique blend of imagination inspiring enchantment. Generations of audiences return and introduce their families to Reid's beloved shows.
Reid grew up entertaining. Acting and singing in elementary school, telling stories and acting in middle and high school, acting and giving puppet shows as a young man, and later becoming a full-time professional storyteller, folk artist, and performer. In the 1970's he moved to Wisconsin where he has enthralled audiences for over 35 years. His acclaimed renditions of classic and traditional folktales and songs; contemporary and original songs and stories; and family country (contra) dance programs are fun beyond words. Experiencing them is best. Courageous hearts and happy feet guaranteed.
Reid has performed at American Players Theater, Madison Overture Center, Milwaukee Summerfest, Corn Island Storytelling Festival, Michigan Storytelling Festival, Illinois Storytelling Festival, Wolf Trap National Performing Arts Park, and a host of other venues. When not giving a Reid Miller Show he may be performing in shows like Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Tale of Hans Christian Anderson, The Berenstain Bears, The Little Prince, and others. He also coaches performers on acting, singing, speaking, writing, play writing, banjo, ukulele, guitar, jawharp, rhythmic spoons, storytelling, country (contra) dancing, and stage craft.
To encourage children to keep their reading skills polished on summer break, Reid creates a new show each year for Summer Library Reading Programs. He also creates special commissioned works like The Saga of Credit Unions for CUNA Mutual, The Story of Madison [WI] Knitters Guild, Tales of Yesteryear for South Central [WI] Library System, and Songs for Endangered Species and Songs for Preserving Nature with students in Mt Horeb, WI, schools.
There is a special beauty to the community that gathers for a Reid Miller show. You can commission a work,or bring a program to your town by recommending him to perform in libraries, schools, preschools, parks and rec depts, festivals, fairs, senior centers, nursing homes, coffeehouses, theaters, opera houses, and performing art centers; and by giving house concerts in your home. See contact information below for performance and other program details.