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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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging
81
Avg Score

91
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Wow. What a ride....Rick Miller is a living time capsule. Boom is told from a Canadian baby Boomer point of view. Refreshing for us Yankees

Don't see it if If one man shows are not your thing and 1940’s- 1970’s history is not important to you.

Also A great living history lesson for any one Born in the 1970 and beyond.... Read more Read less

97
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to experience excellence on stage: writing, acting, staging. A must-see!

Don't see it if You do not like one-man shows— though you will love this one!

Also What a true entertainer in every aspect!

80
Quirky, Great staging, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you'd like a creative, multi-media event that walks you through the baby boom years.

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows or want a standard play.

Also I didn't appreciate this show until I understand what it was. Rick Mil... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You r a baby boomer & want to take a fast, energetic trip thru music, politics , history of your era w/a very skilled performer.

Don't see it if You expect an in-depth look at this time period. It’s like a time capsule- snippets of the past. Although a 1 man show he play many parts.

88
Relevant, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are interested in history, particularly ‘45-‘69, appreciate one handlers, and like the music of the boom generation.

Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows, don’t like documentary theatre

95
One talented actor = 25 years of personal and common world history, Best concept idea / best writing / best staging / best performance, Best one-man show i’ve ever seen!!!

See it if You enjoy original well-written and performed one-man shows.

Don't see it if Seeing talented people perform is not your thing

Also I loved this show so much. It is hard to describe the concept, but if ... Read more Read less

68
Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky, Disappointing, Clever

See it if you don't mind being asked to sing along to American Pie. You like impersonations. As a love letter to RM's mother, this is rather sweet.

Don't see it if you have no interest the the Baby Boomers. The piece is too long and needs cutting. A letdown after MacHomer.

64
Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you cut history class, haven’t read a newspaper & need to know what’s been happening in the world for the last 80 years. Interesting staging

Don't see it if you’re expecting a musical representing the last 80 year’s. The singer tries hard to imitate the great Pop singets, but rarely succeeds.

67
Overrated, Indulgent, Confusing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You want a very superficial be man show with a talented leading man.

Don't see it if You want a coherent well edited show.

86
Educational, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a kaleidoscopic journey of the boomer years interweaving music, news clips, and the lives of three people of that period.

Don't see it if You want a conventional play. Enjoyed this show which combined history of the times with personal stories. Impressive talent.

85
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like the history of music

Don't see it if you do not want to be entertained

79
Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if A trip down memory lane and the songs associated with the boomers era hold special appeal

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows and desire more elaborate staging

81
Masterful, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You are a boomer. If you love history. If you appreciate a very talented performer

Don't see it if You prefer large cast and scenery productions

52
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like 1 man shows with a multitude of different personas portrayed and multi-dimensional with video, dialogue and music.

Don't see it if You like an ensemble cast or don’t want to hear the performers take of his parents views of the baby boomer generation.

Also I thought the actor was quite clever in utilizing video, a number of c... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Trip down memory lane for Boomers. Very fast pace. Rick is extremely ambitious tracing historical events, with famous singers and family.

Don't see it if Got confused with too many characters that he creates. Not all New Yorkers know much about Canada. Some audience left during intermission.

75
Relevant, Overrated, Intelligent, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You like a history lesson, I wasn't expecting it. Actor is very good, and presentation was good (as was music), but it fell flat for me

Don't see it if You're expecting a particularly witty or funny 1-man show (as I was)

90
Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you were born after 1945 and was a Baby Boomer. You like to reminisce about the 50's and 60's.

Don't see it if You are not a Baby Boomer, so the events and songs of those times don't have relevance to you.

84
Relevant, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy original explorations of an historical era through a clever interplay of song video and narrative.

Don't see it if If you don't like one person shows or are not interested in the era of the baby boomers

82
Clever, Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You are a baby boomer or if your interested in learning about the events that the baby boomers lived through.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a show that deals with current events and if you are not into solo performances.

82
Great staging, Quirky, Refreshing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like unique, a "Boomer" history lesson in music and politics, great projection design/staging, great performance and impersonations.

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows, although it was like watching more than a dozen characters perform, the energy and talent never let up.

Also The performer "Rick Miller" is super talented as a singer, one minute ... Read more Read less

84
Great staging, Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if well observed one man shows referencing history, pop music and culture are your thing

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy one man shows or impersonations

83
Fun, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You are a Baby Boomer, are interested in learning about the Boomer Era, are interested in history, like to be entertained.

Don't see it if you want to see a big, splashy musical. This show is neither big, nor splashy. It is small, and intimate, fast-paced, and fun.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Especially if you're a boomer. brilliant. Very entertaining.

Don't see it if You don't like one person shows.

85
Relevant, Intelligent, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a trip through time. Don’t be put off by it being a one man show— it’s very well done and feels well rounded. worth seeing.

Don't see it if You are not interested in recent history and boomer culture.

84
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You like one man shows, enjoy learning about this generation.

Don't see it if If you do not like this generation music or interested in this generation from a different perspective.


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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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