The explosive story of a generation
May 24 - June 10, 2017
By Rick Miller
A Kidoons and WYRD Production
This stage documentary chronicles the iconic moments that shaped the Baby Boom generation from 1945 – 1969. Hear from 100 influential figures of the era through masterful impressions, and touching personal stories. Take a journey through 25 riveting years where music, politics, and culture merged like never before, and perhaps never again.
BOOM blends cutting-edge multimedia, unforgettable characters and tour-de-force storytelling in a stunningly staged production. The show allows you to experience the global events as they unfold: the Cold War, McCarthyism, Beatlemania, Trudeaumania, JFK, MLK, Mao, Vietnam… The various stories spiral into the “The Summer of Love”, and BOOM ends as it began: with a new generation born into a new world order.
BOOM is the most presented new show in Canada, and has been played over 300 times in the last two years.
"...dynamic, special, insightful, and innovative..."
- Calgary Sun
"A visual feast! Rick Miller's best solo show to date!"
- The Globe and Mail
Playing at the Springer Theatre
from May 24 - June 10, 2017
Running Time: 2 hours (including intermission)
May 24 - 8:00pm (Preview Performance)
May 25 - 8:00pm (Opening Night)
May 26 - 2:30pm & 8:00pm
May 27 - 2:30pm & 8:00pm
May 28 - 2:30pm
May 30 - 7:30pm
May 31 - 2:30pm & 8:00pm
June 1 - 8:00pm
June 2 - 8:00pm
June 3 - 2:30pm & 8:00pm
June 4 - 2:30pm
June 7 - 2:30pm & 8:00pm
June 8 - 2:30pm & 8:00pm
June 9 - 8:00pm
June 10 - 2:30pm & 8:00pm
CreativeWriter & Director – Rick Miller
Projection Designer – David Leclerc
Lighting Designer – Bruno Matte
Composer, Sound Designer – Creighton Doane
Set, Costume, Props Designer – Yannik Larivée
Production Manager – Olivier Bourque
Directing Consultant – Ravi Jain
Stage Manager – Marylise Gagnon
Stage Manager – Laurel Oneil
Apprentice Stage Manager – Meghan Froebelius
Video & Lighting Operator – Josh Thomas
Video & Lighting Operator – Kristen LeBoeuf
Rick Miller is a Dora and Gemini award-winning writer/director/actor/musician/educator who has performed in five languages on five continents and who Entertainment Weekly called “one of the 100 most creative people alive today”. He has created and toured solo shows such as MacHomer, and (w. Daniel Brooks) Bigger Than Jesus and HARDSELL. With Robert Lepage, he has collaborated on Geometry of Miracles, Zulu Time, Lipsynch, and on the film Possible Worlds. Rick recently taught an interdisciplinary class at the University of Toronto called The Architecture of Creativity and co-starred in the Canadian premiere of Venus in Fur (Canadian Stage). As the artistic director of WYRD Productions and co-creative director of the Kidoons Network, he has most recently developed the stage shows BOOM, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, and GAME of CLONES, as well as several web series that educate, enlighten, empower and entertain young people. Rick is from Montreal, and lives in Toronto with his wife Stephanie Baptist and their two daughters.
BOOM: A talented impressionist’s best solo show to date
The Globe and Mail. January 21, 2015.
Upon actually seeing BOOM, I have to admit it is Miller’s best solo show to date – with a brilliant design concept that allows him to use his inimitable vocal talents to tell this story in a way that no one else could… Read More