An absolute blast for audience (Review)
BOOM is a remarkable piece of theatre and a trip down memory lane.
“I’ve never seen anything like it before,” was heard more than once during opening night Friday at Neptune Theatre.
Rick Miller got an immediate standing ovation after his lightning and enlightening journey through the music, culture and history of the baby boomer era from 1945 to 1969.
It’s a tour de force of technical wizardry marked by Miller’s amazing talent at vocal impersonation. He shifts easily through over 100 voices from the smooth growl of Winston Churchill to the rock howl of Janis Joplin.
Trained as an architect and a self-described polymath, Miller was born in 1970 and conceived when Apollo 11 lifted off.
As the writer, director and performer of BOOM, he goes on a personal journey to ﬁgure out where he came from by intertwining three ﬁctional stories based on compilations of true family stories.