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January 17 @ 7:30 pm

$30 – $45

Twenty-five years. One hundred voices. One man. BOOM X, created by and starring Rick Miller’s set to return to Vernon at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 7:30PM as a part of the 2023-24 SPOTLIGHT Season’s Theatre Series.
BOOM X – part 2 of the BOOM Trilogy – is the explosive solo show by Rick Miller that captures the music, pop culture, and politics of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. From Atari to Kurt Cobain and Watergate to punk rock, Rick captures generation-defining moments through music, impersonation and tour-de-force storytelling. He gives voice to over 100 different characters in this stunningly staged production that blends cutting-edge multimedia with virtuoso performance. The Globe & Mail called BOOM X

Born between 1965 and 1980, Generation X is sometimes synonymous with alienation. Sandwiched between the boomers and the millennials, they came of age amidst the fall of the Berlin Wall, the AIDS epidemic, and the rise of the personal computer. It was also a time of cultural revolution – Gen X grew up with some of the best music of all time, from heavy metal and grunge to the golden age of hip hop,
and some of the most iconic and influential movies, from the original Star Wars to The Breakfast Club. Miller expertly captures the angst and the optimism of the ‘MTV Generation’ in this love letter to the not-so-simple times before cell phones and social media. CBC called BOOM X “A multimedia showcase of Rick Miller’s incredibly unique ability to bring all this pop culture to life.”
“I’m excited to be coming back to BC with Part 2 of the BOOM Trilogy, because its Cold War stories have become more and more resonant with each passing year,” said Rick Miller. “At a time when it seems history is doomed to repeat is greatest failures, I think it’s important to provide a voice of hope, heart and humanity. We can pull through tough times today, just as we did in the late 60s, just as we
did in the late 90s. So bring your kids and grandkids, and let’s have an explosive inter-generational blast!”

BOOM X is the second in Miller’s trilogy of stunning solo multi-media performances that collectively span 75 years and chronicle generation-defining moments for the baby boomers, generation X, and millennials. His show about the baby boom, BOOM was an overwhelming audience favourite at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre in 2015. BOOM X follows chronologically and naturally sets up the third edition in Miller’s trilogy, BOOM YZ.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 7:30PM
Runs 120 minutes including one 20-minute intermission.
Tickets are $45 for adults, $42 for seniors, $40 for students and $30 for First two rows (all ages).
For tickets, visit the TicketSeller website or call 250-549-SHOW (7469)


January 17
7:30 pm
$30 – $45
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Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
250-549-SHOW (7469)
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Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
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Vernon, British Columbia V1T 5T6 Canada
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