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. Writer, director and performer Rick Miller has created a show as a record of those changes. Through music, video and vocal virtuosity, he gives us 25 years of history that we’re still reeling from today.
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.
Astonishing…BOOM is not simply a superlative theatrical experience, but I’d venture to say that it will change the way we think of historical-docu period plays from now on.
[Rick Miller is] one of the 100 most creative people alive today.