BOOM "A can't-miss theatrical experience" Calgary Sun

"BOOM is a can't-miss theatrical experience. Theatre this dynamic, special, insightful and innovative doesn't come around often enough for you to miss it. There is no question BOOM will become an international hit because its themes, characters and music are universal... Miss it at your own peril. ★★★★★" Calgary Sun

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 — Victoria, BC...From August 4 - 23 the Belfry Theatre will present the Kidoons and WYRD Productions presentation of BOOM, written, directed and performed by Rick Miller. Part explosive performance, part riveting documentary and part nostalgia trip, this solo show features Miller in a tour-de-force performance that captures and recreates the defining moments of the baby boom era (1945-69). 

The play premiered in 2014 in Calgary at the High Performance Rodeo and began touring this year with a run with Mirvish Productions in Toronto. BOOM is part of a larger transmedia project that aims to bring history to the next generation of Canadians.

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).

MacHomer, Rick’s hilarious mash-up of “the Simpsons” and Macbeth enjoyed runaway success, playing in 165 cities around the world, including three stints in Victoria.

Bigger Than Jesus, Rick and Daniel Brooks' "sinfully funny" multimedia mass also became an international success story, playing in 6 countries and 4 languages, including a run at the Belfry back in 2007.

BOOM chronologically documents a historical period stretching from that first ‘Boom’ in 1945 all the way to the explosive launch of Apollo 11 bringing the first human beings to the Moon. These two iconic moments bookend 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.

"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." CBC Radio

 

Creative Team

Rick Miller:  Writer/Director/Performer

Jeff Lord:  Executive Producer

Ravi Jain: Directing Consultant

Olivier Bourque: Stage & Production Manager

David LeClerc: Projection Designer

Bruno Matte: Lighting Designer

Creighton Doane: Composer & Sound Designer

Yannick Larivee: Set/Costume/Props Designer

Logograph: Design, Multimedia and Marketing

Craig Francis: Director of Outreach Marketing

 

Show Sponsors

BOOM is generously supported by the Belfry Business Circle.

Season Sponsors

The Belfry is generously supported by The Times Colonist, Thrifty Foods and Cook’s Day Off.

Government Funders

The Belfry is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of BC, BC Arts Council, CRD Arts Development and the City of Victoria.

 

Ticket Information

Tickets for BOOM range from $24 to $53 (plus GST). Tickets for High School Students are 50% off and 25% off for University & College Students. Tickets are available at 250-385-6815 or online at tickets.belfry.bc.ca.

 

Performance Schedule (August 4 - 23, 2015)

Tuesdays - Thursdays at 7:30 pm*

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm

Wednesday Matinees at 1 pm (August 12 + 19)

Saturday Matinees at 4 pm

Sunday Matinees at 2 pm

 

* Please note new start time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 

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Media Contact

Mark Dusseault

Director of Marketing & Communications, Belfry Theatre

250-385-6835

pr@belfry.bc.ca

Rick Miller in BOOM / Photo credit: David Leclerc<br/><br/> <br/><br/>BOOM is at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC from August 4 - 23, 2015 / Tickets 250-385-6815 or www.belfry.bc.ca/boom
Rick Miller in BOOM / Photo credit: David Leclerc<br/><br/> <br/><br/>BOOM is at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC from August 4 - 23, 2015 / Tickets 250-385-6815 or www.belfry.bc.ca/boom
Rick Miller in BOOM / Photo credit: David Leclerc<br/><br/> <br/><br/>BOOM is at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC from August 4 - 23, 2015 / Tickets 250-385-6815 or www.belfry.bc.ca/boom
Rick Miller in BOOM / Photo credit: David Leclerc<br/><br/> <br/><br/>BOOM is at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC from August 4 - 23, 2015 / Tickets 250-385-6815 or www.belfry.bc.ca/boom
Rick Miller in BOOM / Photo credit: David Leclerc<br/><br/> <br/><br/>BOOM is at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC from August 4 - 23, 2015 / Tickets 250-385-6815 or www.belfry.bc.ca/boom
Rick Miller in BOOM / Photo credit: David Leclerc<br/><br/> <br/><br/>BOOM is at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC from August 4 - 23, 2015 / Tickets 250-385-6815 or www.belfry.bc.ca/boom
Rick Miller in BOOM / Photo credit: David Leclerc<br/><br/> <br/><br/>BOOM is at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC from August 4 - 23, 2015 / Tickets 250-385-6815 or www.belfry.bc.ca/boom
Rick Miller in BOOM / Photo credit: Paul Lampert<br/><br/> <br/><br/>BOOM is at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC from August 4 - 23, 2015 / Tickets 250-385-6815 or www.belfry.bc.ca/boom
Rick Miller in BOOM / Photo credit: Paul Lampert<br/><br/> <br/><br/>BOOM is at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC from August 4 - 23, 2015 / Tickets 250-385-6815 or www.belfry.bc.ca/boom
Rick Miller in BOOM / Photo credit: Paul Lampert<br/><br/> <br/><br/>BOOM is at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC from August 4 - 23, 2015 / Tickets 250-385-6815 or www.belfry.bc.ca/boom
Rick Miller in BOOM / Photo credit: Paul Lampert<br/><br/> <br/><br/>BOOM is at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC from August 4 - 23, 2015 / Tickets 250-385-6815 or www.belfry.bc.ca/boom