Theatre Performances - BOOM
Showtime: Friday, September 16, 2016
Location: RBC Theatre
From the creative team behind MacHomer and Bigger Than Jesus, comes an explosive 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 100 influential politicians, activists and musicians. It's a mind-blowing experience for audiences of all generations.
BOOM chronologically documents a historical period stretching from that first ‘boom’ of the Atomic Bomb in 1945 all the way to the Apollo 11 landing the first human beings on the Moon in 1969. These two iconic moments span 25 of the most tumultuous years in modern history, fuelled by a generation of children with 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.
KDOONS and WYRD Productions blend cutting-edge multimedia, unforgettable characters and tour-de-force storytelling in a stunningly staged production. 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.
“A VISUAL FEAST! Rick Miller’s best solo show to date” (The Globe & Mail)
Winner of a Sterling Award for Best Video Design.
Only GTA BOOM date in 2016
A Kidoons and WYRD production
RICK MILLER: Writer/Director/Performer
JEFF LORD: Executive Producer
DAVID LECLERC: Projection Designer
BRUNO MATTE: Lighting Designer
CREIGHTON DOANE: Composer & Sound Designer
YANNIK LARIVEE: Set/Costume/Props Designer
OLIVIER BOURQUE: Production Manager
LOGOGRAPH: Graphic Design, Multimedia and Marketing
CRAIG FRANCIS: Director of Outreach/Stage Manager (“Touring Version”)
2016 - 2017 Season Sponsor
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