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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
Avg Score

Relevant, Refreshing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy one person shows that keep you engaged in a creative way.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy good music and a well created and ambitious one person show on the Baby Boom generation and its music.

Ambitious, educational, talented one-man-show

See it if you might enjoy short snippets of news/songs/photos through the lens of baby boomers beginning with WWII. Rick Miller's talent is impressive

Don't see it if you don't enjoy one-man shows or want something with more depth.

Also We found the infusion of his family members a bit tiresome. Perhaps it... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Delightful, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if If you appreciate multi talented one man shows. Great interweaving of personal tale and historical facts.

Don't see it if You don’t like intimate shows, if you expect to hear full songs as if a musical, if you can’t keep up— Bit of a whirlwind pacing.

Also Excited to see parts 2 and 3 when they come to nyc

Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Great acting

See it if If you have some interest in the history, happenings and music of the baby boom generation and want to see an incredibly clever play.

Don't see it if You have no interest in anything that pertains to the time period and prefer traditional plays.

Also I loved, loved this play. Laughed until I cried. The actor/writer was ... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Creative, Masterful

See it if want an enjoyable evening. I can't even explain what we saw, but it was great. Rick was great as he switched from part to part.

Don't see it if aren't interested in a bit of history. or don't like 1 man shows.

Also The use of the shadows & images along with the real person was so cool... Read more Read less

Quirky, Ambitious, Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like one-person shows with some music and video elements

Don't see it if you want a traditional show format

Entertaining, Confusing, Quirky, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like seeing history through a slightly different lens - you like one man shoes - you like nostagia (baby boomer stuff)

Don't see it if looking for in depth analysis of 25 years of history - your ears are not discerning enough to differentiate 1 person doing different voices

Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you loved the oldies and lived those times. There is some very good acting here and lots of love. It's very well done.

Don't see it if you have no connection to History or are intollerant of the past. I think everyone should see it and LEARN.

Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You have an interest or fascination with baby boomer music and history, cleverly presented. Your age isn't important.

Don't see it if You want to hear whole songs and not just short excerpts of each. You're bored by history

Intelligent, Great writing, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a very intelligent One man show.

Don't see it if I cannot think of any reason to not see this show.

Intelligent, Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if This was one of the best one person shows I have ever seen It was clever and the technology used made this show really interesting

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you don’t like clever one man shows

Quirky, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You like an extremely talented individual who can act and sing all parts characters etc

Don't see it if you don’t like lots of continuous info in short little skits. Didn’t really keep me engaged - except his impressive talent

Funny, Energetic, Great singing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you enjoy history (or don't), you like retrospective shows, you enjoy music from 1949-1969, you want to understand your grand/parents more

Don't see it if you have strong politics about history

Also An energetic romp through 20 years of world history told through three... Read more Read less

Refreshing, Dizzying, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Very original, very creative, very clever and thought out presentation. Approachable, likeable performer

Don't see it if You're looking for more than sheer entertainment - no particular plot, or story, or even point.

Also Sorry that performer is from Canada and spent lots of time connecting ... Read more Read less

Relevant, Intelligent, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are a baby boomer and/or interested in culture and history . If you like riveting performances with multi media and live interactions.

Don't see it if You don't like engaging, creative, culturally important shows.

Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like a creative approach to history and music. See it for the multi-talented auteur behind and in front of the performance.

Don't see it if if you have no nostalgia or interest in the baby boomer generation

Insipid, Disappointing

See it if you'd like a tuneful walk down memory lane, complete with a bit of acting, decent singing, a bit of family (the actor's) history/nostalgia.

Don't see it if you prefer excellent acting and singing, "plot" more than shallow and banal, offering some creativity and insight.

Intelligent, Cliched

See it if you like versatile role acting by one person and a true life history that doesn't fit a stereotype of the time.

Don't see it if Most people's lives were not tied up in background headline events. I was studying for SAT'S and AP's in 1971-72 & not at demonstrations

Entertaining, Clever

See it if One guy covering songs which shaped baby boomers life. Song selection was extensive. Some worked better than others.

Don't see it if If you're not interested in baby boomer songs. Got a little boring.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Every baby boomer would love this incredibly inventive & entertaining one man show!! Rick Miller ingeniously documents 3 decades!!

Don't see it if Don’t see if you’re a millennial w little or no interest in history.

Relevant, Edgy, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you would like a brief historical look at the 60s told through popular music via a very talented performer and unique set design

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows

Ambitious, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to experience an interesting way to explore history and personal stories from that that time.

Don't see it if Want to experience a typical night at the theater.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are a Boomer and want some nostalgia and/or like the music and culture of the time period. You appreciate the talent of a performer.

Don't see it if Not interested in the time period from 1945-69. You do not like the music of that time period, or multi-media presentations.

Intelligent, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever

See it if very talented, historically scary that we lived through all of that and came out the other side. a delight to watch his talent.

Don't see it if no reason not to see the play

Great staging, Funny, Clever

See it if you're a baby boomer and don't remember most of your formative years!!

Don't see it if you are not a history buff

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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