Coming soon to the Homburg Theatre is a tour de force theatre experience about the music, culture, and politics that shaped the Baby Boom generation. Following the final stage of theatre restoration, Confederation Centre is pleased to reopen the mainstage just in time for BOOM, presented one night only, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
After a run of 300 shows in 2015 and ’16, human chameleon Rick Miller is bringing his must-see Canadian-made production to Eastern Canada for the first time. BOOM! takes audiences through 25 turbulent years, 1945-1970, giving voice to over 100 influential politicians, activists, and musicians. Presented as a marathon one-man show, Miller blends clever writing, state-of-the-art visual technology, and remarkable performance into one moving experience. Featured music includes The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Steppenwolf, and many more.
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, fueled by a generation of children with incredible influence due to their numbers, and to the advances of technology. The various stories spiral into the ‘The Summer of Love.’ BOOM ends as it began — with a new generation born into a new world order.
Miller says BOOM comes out of his own parents’ lives. “I was particularly interested in where I came from and how it affects me and my own kids,” he offers. “I think Baby Boomers are still having a huge effect on our society and I wanted to explore this by making a story about my own DNA and our culture’s DNA.”
“History repeats itself more than we think and we become like our parents more than we think,” he continues. “If young people can place themselves in the larger picture of the world, they can have more impact in their own lives and on the world; an understanding that your small life is always part of a bigger picture. I think our show gives that perspective.”
For tickets or more information, visit the Confederation Centre box office in person, online at confederationcentre.com/theatre, or via phone at 902.566.1267. Special thanks are extended to Sobeys, the title sponsor of LIVE @ the Centre, as well as media sponsors The Guardian, Hot 105.5 and Ocean 100.