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Boom (WYRD Productions)

From 127 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

About the show

A solo performance that documents the music, culture, and politics that shaped the Baby Boomers (1945-1969). More…

From the show:

100 voices. 25 years. 1 man.

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.

Member Reviews (127)


Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

Long, Simplistic, Great visuals, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you're 50+ in search of reassurance. This boomer overview pulls too many punches & skirts too many sensitive topics amid a multimedia fest.

Don't see it if poor impersonations of Janis Joplin and Perry Como stir your ire; the boiling down of history to TV commercials and musical clips goads you.

Also Memorable Quote: "Granny hated cowboys."

During previews
Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if you're in the mood for a vanity project. The history of the boomers is sketchy. Miller is a vocal artist rather than an actor.

Don't see it if you are not in the mood for a vanity project. Slow, too much information is thrust at the audience.

January 15th, 2020
"Rick Miller's New Show Is Just OK, Boomer: Miller leads a multimedia trip across three tumultuous decades at 59E59."
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January 16th, 2020
"See 'BOOM' at 59E59 Theaters-Rick Miller's Powerful Multi-Media Journey"
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January 15th, 2020
"People, places, and things rush by, forming a double-time parade that never pauses to allow anything to sink in."
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January 15th, 2020
3/5 Stars. "Writer-director-performer Rick Miller uses footage, pop music and numerous wigs to make his point"
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