BOOM is an explosive solo performance that documents the music, culture and politics that shaped the Baby Boomers (1945-1969). BOOM takes us through 25 turbulent years, and gives voice to over a 100 influential politicians, activists and musicians. It’s a mind-blowing experience for audiences of all generations. More about BOOM
Picking up where BOOM left off at Woodstock in ’69, Rick time travels by way of multimedia up to 1995. Some classic BOOM characters reappear (Elvis gets fat, Lennon gets shot, and Reagan gets elected), but the focus moves from his mother to his own story. The production follows Generation X as they navigate the tangled legacy of the baby boom. More about BOOM X
BOOM YZ stirringly brings to life the years 1996-2020, and shifts our perspective to “Generation Y” (Millennials) and “Generation Z”. Miller takes on a variety of voices, including his own daughter’s, to reflect the aspirations and anxieties of young people today, and to bring the multi-generational story to a compelling close. More about BOOM YZ
The BOOM trilogy
Three explosive solo stage shows chronicling 75 years of history: BOOM, BOOM X, and BOOM YZ
From the creative team behind MacHomer and Bigger Than Jesus, comes the BOOM trilogy: a series of multimedia solo performances that collectively document the music, politics, and culture of the years 1945-2020. BOOM, the first show in the trilogy, covers the Baby Boom generation (1945-69), and was the most presented new play in Canada between 2015 and 2017. BOOM X, which premiered in 2019, moves on to Generation X, and documents the years 1970-1995. Finally, Oct 2022 saw the premiere of BOOM YZ, bringing the trilogy to a stirring close with stories from 1996-2020. All in all, the plays cover 75 years of history, through unforgettable storytelling, award-winning multimedia, and the voices of over 300 influential figures and musicians. Each show is a mind-blowing experience, and a perfect way to reach audiences of all generations.
To download or listen to episodes of Rick Miller's new BOOM-related podcast, please visit xingthegap.com. You'll find fabulous inter-generational conversations with extraordinary Canadians, and a game show!