Written, directed and performed by Rick Miller, BOOM is an explosive new solo performance that documents the music, culture and politics that shaped the Baby Boom generation (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.
KDOONS/WYRD's BOOM will become the most popular new show in Canada, with over 225 performances in 18 months.
After an explosive Toronto premiere with Mirvish Productions and a mini BC tour, BOOM is hitting the road:
• April 14-May 2 Grand Theatre, London ON (opening night tonight!)
• May 28-30 Carrefour Int'l de Théâtre, Québec QC (French language premiere)
• Aug 4-23 Belfry Theatre, Victoria BC
• Sept 19-Oct 11 Citadel Theatre, Edmonton AB (50th anniversary opening)
• Oct 20-Nov 8 Neptune Theatre, Halifax NS
• Jan 14-Feb 13 Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver BC
• Feb 24-Mar 12 National Arts Centre, Ottawa ON
• Mar 20-Apr 10 Segal Centre (Copa de Oro), Montreal QC
• Apr 28 - May 21 Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg MB
More dates to come... please stay tuned for news about BOOM & our other production, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
Our onstage stories connect to our online stories on the Kidoons Network, to entertain educate & empower young people.
BOOM chronologically documents a historical period stretching from that first ‘Boom’ in 1945 all the way to the explosion of Apollo 11 bringing the first human beings to the Moon. Those two iconic moments span 25 of the most tumultuous years in modern history, fuelled by a generation of children who wielded incredible influence due to their numbers and to the advances of technology and communication. In the BOOM generation, politics and culture merged like never before – and perhaps never again.
Through cutting-edge multimedia, unforgettable characters and tour-de-force storytelling, BOOM allows you to experience the global events as they unfold: the Cold War, McCarthyism, Beatlemania, Trudeaumania, JFK, MLK, Mao, Vietnam… The various stories spiral into the “The Summer of Love”, and BOOM ends as it began: with a new generation born into a new world order.
KDOONS and WYRD Productions present
RICK MILLER: Writer/Director/Performer
JEFF LORD: Executive Producer
RAVI JAIN: Directing consultant
OLIVIER BOURQUE: Stage & Production Manager
DAVID LECLERC: Projection Designer
BRUNO MATTE: Lighting Designer
CREIGHTON DOANE: Composer & Sound Designer
YANNIK LARIVEE: Set/Costume/Props Designer
LOGOGRAPH: Design, Multimedia and Marketing
CRAIG FRANCIS: Director of Outreach Marketing
For more info, visit www.boomshow.ca