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BOOM X written, directed, and performed by Rick Miller


  • Kidoons and WYRD Productions in association with Crow's Theatre, Theatre Calgary, and The 20K Collective
  • Rick Miller
  • Rick Miller
  • May 10 - May 28, 2023
  • Starting at $45
  • 100 minutes plus intermission
  • Guloien Theatre
  • Details
    “STUNNING… A marvellous mashup of media, verbatim theatre, jukebox musical and autobiographical confession” —Globe & Mail
    “A ONE-MAN SHOW MASTER… A multimedia showcase of Rick Miller’s incredibly unique ability to bring all this pop culture to life” —CBC News
    “An immensely entertaining, high energy magic carpet ride with a real genie for a tour guide” ★★★★ —Calgary Herald
    “ASTONISHING… BOOM X is a miracle of timing and technology” —Montreal Gazette
    “STORYTELLING AT ITS BEST...100 minutes of brilliantly conceived, directed and performed theatre.” —London Free Press
    The Music, Culture, and Politics of Generation X
    Welcome to the age of Pac-Man, Star Wars and MTV! Rick Miller follows up his hit show BOOM with the Toronto premiere of BOOM X, the Gen X stand-alone sequel that explores the years 1970–1995. It’s the second in Miller's trilogy of solo multimedia shows, which collectively span 75 years of music, culture, politics, and technology on our planet.

    BOOM X takes us from Woodstock '69 to 1995, when the internet began to dominate our lives. Over 100 minutes, Miller gives voice to more than 100 colourful characters from the days of punk, disco, the FLQ crisis, the Cold War, and more. After performing BOOM X on three continents, one of Canada’s most celebrated international theatre artists returns home to Toronto with this astounding spectacle that has blown away audiences of all generations.

    The Incomparable Rick Miller
    Rick Miller is a Toronto-based Dora and Gemini award-winning writer / director / performer / musician / educator and host of the Xing The Gap podcast. A prolific entertainer, Rick has worked in five languages on five continents, and was lauded as “one of the 100 most creative people alive today” by Entertainment Weekly.

    The BOOM trilogy was brought to life through WYRD Productions, founded by creative director Miller, and Kidoons, where Miller acts as co-creative director.

    Download the house programme here:
    This play touches on mature themes, including historical sexism, racism, and homophobia. It includes some verbatim slurs and racialized language. Some flashing lights, loud noises, and gunshot effects are in use.

  • The Team


    • Rick Miller - Performer


    • Rick Miller - Writer and Director
    • Jeff Lord - Executive Producer
    • Craig Francis - Dramaturg / Stage Manager
    • Aidan Ware - Technical Director / Associate Lighting Designer
    • Andrew Dollar - Assistant Stage Manager
    • Rick Miller - Production Manager
    • Nicolas Dostie - Video & Projection Co-Designer
    • Irina Litvinenko - Video & Projection Co-Designer
    • Bruno Matte - Lighting Designer
    • Virginie Leclerc - Costume & Props Designer
    • Rick Miller - Set & Sound Designer / Composer
    • Creighton Doane - Additional Music Production
    • Sébastien Heins - Appears as “Brandon” on video
    • Logograph - Graphic Design / Marketing
    • Craig Francis - Original illustrations