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Described by Rick Waines.
Running time is 2 hours, plus intermission.
Baby Boomers. They lived through McCarthyism, Maoism, the Vietnam War and the struggle of the civil rights movement. They may be your parents. They may be your grandparents. They may even be you, in which case, thanks—you and your generation helped change the world.
Rick Miller, one of Canada’s most noted and prolific solo performers, presents “25 years in 100 minutes” in this innovative mixed-media work that weaves characters and events from 25 years of history that we’re still reeling from today. Using a selection of archival videos and photography, and giving spot-on impersonations of over 100 notable figures, Miller guides us through over two decades of history in documentary-like style. BOOM breaks down misconceptions and stereotypes, and explores the legacy of key events and figures that had an impact on the generation coming of age in the post-war years.
This is a one-man show bursting at the seams. It’s got personal stories, insightful commentary and killer multimedia. And did we mention the music? From Buddy Holly to The Who, “Blue Moon” to “Eve of Destruction,” Miller channels the soundtrack of history through his own amazing voice. Wise, funny and— yes—explosive, this is a trip down memory lane you won’t soon forget.
Rick Miller is a Dora and Gemini award-winning writer/director/actor/musician/educator who has performed in 5 languages on 5 continents. He is the host of ABC’s hit primetime series “Just for Laughs”, and Entertainment Weekly has called him “one of the 100 most creative people alive today”.
He has created and toured solo shows such as MacHomer, and (with Daniel Brooks) Bigger Than Jesus and HARDSELL. With Robert Lepage, he has collaborated on Geometry of Miracles, Zulu Time, Lipsynch, and on the film Possible Worlds. Rick recently taught an interdisciplinary class at U of T called The Architecture of Creativity and co-starred in the Canadian premiere of Venus in Fur (Canadian Stage). He is also developing various projects in partnership with Kiddons (including BOOM and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea), all of which involve educational, environmental and youth-empowerment initiatives.
“While covering the years from 1945 to 1969, and examining the culture phenomena that produced and were produced by baby boomers, writer and solo performer Rick Miller effectively mimics everybody from Harry Truman and Winston Churchill to the Pillsbury Doughboy and Pierre Elliott Trudeau. He plays guitar and piano, and he sings, impressively, as Perry Como, Mick Jagger, and Bugs Bunny in ‘Rabbit of Seville'”. –The Georgia Straight
“He’s an unstoppable, engaging, one-man wonder.” –Jo Ledingham
“BOOM will blow your mind.” –Edmonton Sun
“I could go on about how this show pushes the boundaries of docu-theatre and multimedia accompaniment. I could talk about how beautifully narrative is cushioned in context. I could speak of Miller’s outstanding command of his material. But really I just want to say GO. NOW! SEE IT“ –Applause Meter
“a sweeping, dazzling and entertaining display of creativity and research. Marrying historical, personal, musical and political observations of the defining moments in a sweeping 25 year overview of the Baby Boom generation this ambitious creation showcases Miller’s enormous talents as an impressionist and voice artist.” –Janis Lacouvee
Rick Miller talks about the show and demonstrates some of his remarkable talents in this video interview.
A co-presentation with The Arts Club and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival