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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Theater Thursday - Boom

We were given complimentary tickets to Boom for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Boom

Where: 59E59 Theatres
             59 E. 59 Theatres
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 15 and Up

When: Through February 23, 2020


Me - Boom was a good show. It was about the period of time from 1945 through 1969. It was a very interesting show. I learned a lot. It was fun too. It is so much more fun to learn through a show than in school. The show was basically a one man show written and performed by Rick Miller. I don't usually like one person shows, but this one kept my interest throughout the whole show. Mr. Miller took on different characters in the show. They were mostly people in his life who were alive during the time periods presented in the show. He also spoke as some famous people. While he was doing that they would show the real person on the screen. He sang parts of songs related to the different years as well. The show moved at  a reasonable pace. It gave you enough time to process everything you were seeing, but wasn't slow enough for it to get boring. There are two other shows in the series about other generations. I would like to see them too.


Mom - Boom is a one man show written and performed by Rick Miller. The show is basically a fun walk through history mostly covering the Baby Boomer period although the show goes through 1969 and the last of the Baby Boomer's were born in 1964. Rick takes on different persona's throughout the show and the story is told through their eyes. It is particularly told through the eyes of his mother, his father, and a former boyfriend of his mother. He doesn't exactly impersonate the three, it is all mostly done through the voice. However, there is much more to the show than that. There are historic pictures, famous quotes, snatches of  popular songs from the various years and so much more. Although this is not a good show for young children due to some of the things covered in the show, it is a great show for older children who might find it a fun way to learn about some important events and people in history. If you are not a child, you are probably familiar with much of what is covered in the show and if you fall within a certain age range, you might even find much of it nostalgic. However, even if there is no information that is new to you in this show (which is doubtful since some of it relates to Canadian history as Rick Miller is Canadian and some of it relates to his personal history), the information is presented in such an entertaining manner that you will still enjoy this show. 


And that's our view. For more about Boom or to purchase tickets, visit
https://www.59e59.org/shows/show-detail/boom.

Photo credits: All Boom production photos by Paul Lampert

In addition to our regular Theater Thursday posts, more theater related posts can be found in our occasional More Theater Monday and/or Still More Theater Saturday posts.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting - I'd like to relive some of those years myself.

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