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BOOM

Archived Show

Overview

Produced by:
Kidoons and WYRD Productions
Dates:
January 09 - February 23, 2020
Run Time:
2 Hours, 0 Minute
Intermission:
Yes, included in run time.
Theater:
Showing in Theater
Tickets:
$55-$70 (Members $49)

Show Info

Written, directed, and performed by Rick Miller

100 voices. 25 years. 1 man.

BOOM is an explosive solo performance that documents the music, culture, and politics that shaped the Baby Boomers (1945-1969).

Rick Miller takes us through 25 turbulent years and gives voice to over 100 influential politicians, activists, and musicians. BOOM is a mind-blowing experience for audiences of all generations.

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Photo Caption: Rick Miller in BOOM
Photo: Paul Lampert
Photo Caption: Rick Miller in BOOM
Photo: Paul Lampert
Photo Caption: Rick Miller in BOOM
Photo: Paul Lampert
Photo Caption: Rick Miller in BOOM
Photo: David Leclerc
Photo Caption: Rick Miller in BOOM
Photo: David Leclerc
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Producing Company

Kidoons and WYRD Productions

Kidoons and WYRD Productions seek to build connections through storytelling. Their mission is to create stories using integrated multimedia, blending hi-tech and low-tech techniques and technologies. They develop productions onstage and online that engage, entertain, enlighten, and empower people of all ages.

Read more at: http://kidoons.com/productions


Reviews

BOOM will blow your mind! A triumph of clever writing, state-of-the-art production and remarkable performance” – Edmonton Sun

“Astonishing... This is your story told brilliantly. See it.” – CBC Radio

“A solo tour-de-force!” – Vancouver Observer

"Technically masterful"
"One of the most prodigiously complex solo shows I've ever seen."
"You'll experience Rick Miller detonating an H-Bomb of talent in BOOM." – TheaterPizzazz

"Undeniably diverting"
"His dynamism grows accordingly" – NY Stage Review

"You can't help but be impressed with BOOM."
"Boggles-the-mind" – NY Stage Review

"An intriguing tale of three people that does much to illuminate the texture of lfie in the Baby Boom era."
"More than enough for an engaging evening."
"BOOM is never dull... it certainly will bring back memories for audience members of a certain age." – Lighting and Sound America

"Rick Miller's charm, versatile talents and energetic performance makes BOOM very dynamic."
"Full of moments that will surprise, intrigue, and inform audiences of all ages." – Broadway World

"But Rick Miller (a Gen X-er himself, who wrote directs, and stars) is a talented enough mimic, and his script is so briskly efficient, that it works. Miller's wry edge keeps the piece from descending too far into a nostalgia fest, and the archival clips (projected on a nifty cylindrical screen, designed by David Leclerc) that he weaves through the show often lend a fresh spin to painfully familiar events" – The New Yorker

"A dynamic glimpse into the generation we call Baby Boomers." – Manhattan with a Twist

"BOOM covers the time period in two humorous, thought-provoking, and delightful hours at 59E59 Theaters"
"Miller doesn't disappoint"
"BOOM is a delightful trip through the Baby Boomer generation, on the arms and voices of the very talented Rick Miller" – TheaterScene

"Miller does the time capsule thing with extraordinary aplomb."
"90-minute whirligig of a show"
"Entertaining history lesson" – TheaterLife

"Cleverly crafted" – The Front Row Center