BOOM to Play Panasonic Theatre as Part of Mirvish 2014/2015 Subscription Season

BOOM to Play Panasonic Theatre as Part of Mirvish 2014/2015 Subscription Season

Written, directed and performed by Rick Miller,BOOM is an explosive new 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 a 100 influential politicians, activists and musicians. It's a mind-blowing experience for audiences of all generations.

Originally commissioned by the Stratford Festival, BOOM premiered in January 2014 in Calgary at the High Performance Rodeo, co-presented by Theatre Calgary and One Yellow Rabbit. Touring will begin in 2014-2015, including a run with Mirvish Productions in Toronto. The stage show is part of a larger transmedia project that Jeff Lord (EnTechneVision) and Rick Miller have established to raise awareness about financial literacy, cultural awareness, and history. Craig Francis also joins this team as head of children's development.

BOOM chronologically documents a historical period stretching from that first 'Boom' in 1945 all the way to the explosion of Apollo 11 bringing the first human beings to the Moon. Those two iconic moments span 25 of the most tumultuous years in modern history, fuelled by a generation of children who wielded 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.

Through cutting-edge multimedia, unforgettable characters and tour-de-force storytelling, 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.

BOOM will play the Panasonic Theatre in January 2015. Keep Checking BroadwayWorld for more details as they become available.

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Alan Henry

Alan is a third year undergraduate student at York University, in Toronto. He has had a passion for the performing arts ever since he saw the original production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Alan has eleven years of intensive dance training under his belt, and in 2006 was the Canadian National Ballroom Champion in his age category. As a performer, Alan has been seen on stage at the Bathurst Street Theatre (now the Randolph Theatre), The FLATO Markham Theatre, The Leah Posluns Theatre, The Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, and many more.

Alan first started blogging about theatre in 2011 with his now defunct blog, Broadway Toronto. In March 2013, Alan joined the team at BroadwayWorld Toronto and continued his foray into arts journalism. In February of 2014, Alan became the Senior Editor for the Toronto division of BroadwayWorld.com – and since then has expanded the regional coverage to include much of Southern Ontario, as well as many of the smaller professional theatre companies in the city.

A long term theatre fan, Alan is grateful to be a part of the Toronto arts community in any capacity.

“I’m incredibly fortunate that I’ve found a way to be involved with our arts community in the position that I have. The Toronto theatre community is made up of some of the kindest and friendliest people I know – and I look forward to serving the community by continuing the high standard of coverage expected of BroadwayWorld.”

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