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.
See it if The writer/actor/director is ambitious. If you want a history lesson, this is the show for you!
Don't see it if you want serious theater that evokes feelings
See it if You are a baby boomer or not, you will enjoy being spun through the post wwII years by a multi talented, charming Canadian host.
Don't see it if you only want to hear the original singer's voice for many pop classics of these decades.
See it if want a great historical, persona look back to the late 40s through the 60s, in the US and Canada with a great one man musical tour de force.
Don't see it if if you are are frightened, disturbed or annoyed by recalling the history of the Cold War, Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the music of the 60s.
See it if Boomers travel a path reliving personal stories and influences! Open minded pre boomers & curious post boomers will enjoy! Rick is a force!
Don't see it if if you have no appreciation for the 50's and 60's
See it if The songs bring back memories. The idea for the show is a good one and the solo performer seems to have the time of his life.
Don't see it if A little hackneyed. His history not always on the button. Too borscht belt for my taste.
See it if You're boomer & want overview of ur history from another perspective. Great one-man production. There are two others for Gen x & millenia
Don't see it if You like thoroughly polished formal productions
See it if you appreciate hard work, imagination, high energy, creativity, learning some recent pop history, post show interaction with the creator.
Don't see it if you're not prepared for sensory overload, have no interest in Canada, bothered seeing how much streamlining and editing could improve show
See it if Incredible performance by Rick Miller. His voice work is amazing, hard to believe he can impersonate so many voices. Enthralling, well done
Don't see it if you don't want to relive the 1950s and 60s, you don't like one man shows (although this was much more lively than usual solo shows).
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.
See it if you want to experience 1945-1969 through perspective of Viennese, Canadian, and black American at various ages, regardless of your age
Don't see it if you detest the music of the 40s-60s, descriptions of interracial romance and sexuality, anything about WWII era Austrians, or one man shows
See it if You want to see a one-man team (not especially musical) take cynical cultural & political potshots at entire generation, its parents & kids.
Don't see it if You expect a set of 50s & 60s songs. Talented actor has good voice but is more insubstantial mimic than theatrical master. Dreadful panache.
See it if Received low grades for your historical project(even many years ago)and still want to fix it;can follow family line mixed with famous events
Don't see it if Want something that looks like a show,prefer more music and do not care about author's relatives(their stories were interesting)
See it if Bravura performance of snippets from the 50s 60s & 70s with a Canadian slant. Told in the voices of his mom & uncle, who lived thru it.
Don't see it if ... you've had enough of nostalgic recollections of the baby boomer era. His next show will be about GenXers, then a third for GenYZ.
See it if You are a baby boomer and would like to travel down memory lane from 1945-1969 with a talented performer.
Don't see it if You plays with plots and don’t care for the history or music of that period.
See it if Interested in a different & enjoyable approach to history, in this case 1945-1969. Writer/performer makes his points, at times with hammer.
Don't see it if Solo shows are not for you. Miller is quite the artist and the show clearly & admittedly means a great deal to him.
See it if Boom is not just a one-man Show, but also a one-man band, Rick Miller did the writing/performing/directing. A lot going on, can use editing.
Don't see it if You don’t like the multi-media. Better sit in the back rows, it uses the vertical space a lot.
See it if if you know little about the history of the 40's across the 60's through the view of a Canadian.
Don't see it if If you expect to see a show in which there is a reason to have the show.
See it if You are interested in learning about the 1940s-70 via the actor’s family history and the music of the times. A docudrama not to be missed.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy one person shows.