BOOM


“…huge pizzaz and ingenuity…” – Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal

“BOOM will blow your mind.” – Colin MacLean, Edmonton Sun

“Beautiful, fabulous, wondrous show.” – Graham Hicks, Hicks Biz Blog

 

“Rick Miller is one of the 100 most creative people alive today.” – Entertainment Weekly

“A tour-de-force performance!” – CTV, Canada AM

BOOM
The Music, Culture and Events that shaped a generation
September 19 – October 11, 2015
Shoctor Theatre

Written, directed and performed by Rick Miller
A Kidoons and Wyrd Production
Originally Commissioned by the Stratford Festival

With cutting-edge multimedia, unforgettable characters and tour-de-force storytelling, BOOM chronicles 25 turbulent years of the post-war Baby Boom and gives voice to over 100 influential politicians, activists and musicians. It’s a mind-blowing experience for audiences of all generations.

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Recommended for 12+

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September 19 - October 11, 2015 - Shoctor Theatre

Cast and Creative Team

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RICK MILLER is a Dora and Gemini award-winning writer/performer/director based in Toronto, Canada.  He trained in Montreal as an architect, actor, musician, playwright and visual artist, and has performed in five languages on five continents. For 3 years, Rick hosted ABC’s hit primetime series Just for Laughs, and Entertainment Weekly has called him “one of the 100 most creative people alive today”. As artistic producer  of WYRD Productions, an internationally-acclaimed company devoted to multi-disciplinary theatre, he has created and performed shows such as Art?, Slightly Bent, Into the Ring (co-created with Dawson Nichols), and the worldwide hit MacHomer.  Two recent WYRD Productions have been co-creations with director Daniel Brooks and Necessary Angel Theatre Company: Bigger Than Jesus and HARDSELL, which Rick recently reworked as HARDSELL 2.0.  He is also a frequent collaborator with renowned director Robert Lepage, having worked on such plays as La Géométrie des Miracles, Zulu Time (co-created with Peter Gabriel), on the film Possible Worlds, and on the 9-hour play Lipsynch. 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 (CanStage). He is also developing various projects in partnership with Kidoons: a solo documentary play called BOOM and a reimagining of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, all of which involve educational, environmental and youth-empowerment initiatives.
Rick is one of Canada’s most respected multi-disciplinary performers, with credits ranging from classical theatre to the avant-garde, from musicals to live comedy, from voice work to film & television. He has been called “one of Canada’s most dazzling performers” (Toronto Star), and the “most virtuosic voice in the country” (Edmonton Journal). He recently starred as Brian Mulroney in the satirical film Mulroney: The Opera and hosted a TV doc series called Canadian Made. Rick’s many voices can be heard in hit cartoons such as George Of The Jungle (Tiger), My Big Big Friend (Bongo), Skatoony (Hedley-Diddly-Dee), Atomic Betty (Sparky), and Magi-Nation (Orwin, Freep, Ashio). He lives in Toronto with his wife Stephanie Baptist and their 2 daughters.

 

RICK MILLER:  Writer/Director/Performer
JEFF LORD:  Executive Producer
RAVI JAIN: Directing consultant
MARYLISE GAGNON: Stage & Production Manager
DAVID LECLERC: Projection Designer
BRUNO MATTE: Lighting Designer
CREIGHTON DOANE: Composer & Sound Designer
YANNIK LARIVEE: Set/Costume/Props Designer
ERIN VALENTINE: Apprentice Stage Manager
LOGOGRAPH: Design, Multimedia and Marketing
CRAIG FRANCIS: Director of Outreach Marketing

Previews and Reviews

REVIEW: LIZ NICHOLLS, EDMONTON JOURNAL: BOOM GOES THE CITADEL’S 50TH SEASON

REVIEW: COLIN MacLEAN, EDMONTON SUN: BOOM WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

REVIEW: GRAHAM HICKS, HICKS BIZ BLOG: ONE BIG BOOMING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE

PREVIEW: LIZ NICHOLLS, EDMONTON JOURNAL: CITADEL OPENS 50TH SEASON WITH A BOOM

PREVIEW: MEL PRIESTLEY, VUE MAGAZINE: BOOM BRIDGES GENERATIONS

“Rick Miller is one of the 100 most creative people alive today.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“A tour-de-force performance!” – CTV, CANADA AM

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