January 15 - February 9, 2019
Rick Miller returns to Theatre Calgary after his sold out run of BOOM in 2016 with the world premiere of BOOM X! Picking up where BOOM left off at Woodstock in ’69, Rick time travels by way of multimedia up to 1995. Some classic BOOM characters reappear (Elvis gets fat, Lennon gets shot, and Reagan gets elected), but the focus moves from his mother to his own story. The production follows Generation X as they navigate the tangled legacy of the baby boom.
I invited Rick Miller to return to Calgary so he could premiere his “Act 2” of the immensely popular BOOM. Thankfully, he accepted my invitation and has created a brand new piece entitled BOOM X – a multimedia, one-man show that takes us into the fascinating world of Generation X.
Read the Play Guide for BOOM X: Read the house programme for BOOM X:
BOOM X at Theatre Calgary is a marvellous mashup of media, verbatim theatre, jukebox musical and autobiographical confession.
BOOM X is a multimedia showcase of Rick Miller's incredibly unique ability to bring all this pop culture to life, and it's all live onstage.
Cast & Creative Team
Rick MillerWriter, Director, Performer
Bruno MatteLighting Design
Nicolas DostieProjection Design
Virginie LeclercCostume, Props Design
Irina LitvinenkoMultimedia Design
Craig FrancisStage Manager (Jan. 15-18), Dramaturg
Laurel OneilStage Manager (Jan. 19 - Feb. 9)
Irina Litvinenko is an accomplished creative artist, graphic designer, and video production artist. Irina has been a longstanding collaborator with Rick Miller and Craig Francis, including as Multimedia Designer for Jungle Book and BOOM X; assisting on onscreen multimedia and DVD production for MacHomer and its educational Animated Shakespeare videos, brand design for BOOM and BOOM X, and video sequences and design elements for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. As a web and video artist, Irina is a designer, animator, and production editor of the Kidoons Network animated series. She has worked on advertising and multimedia campaigns for Performing Arts Centers across Canada and the US; for shows from BOWFIRE to Carol Burnett; and campaigns including TELUS, Cirque Musica, and the University of Kentucky Opera.