Spriet Stage



Written, Directed and Performed by Rick Miller

February 7 to 25, 2023
Opening Night February 10
Spriet Stage

Running Time: 100 minutes


The Music, Politics, and Culture of Generation X


The Story

If you were given 100 minutes to encapsulate the essence of Generation X, where would you start?

Picking up where Boom left off—at Woodstock in 1969—Boom X tackles the music, culture, and politics of Generation X. Surrounded by stunning visuals, over the course of 100 minutes, Rick Miller plays more than 100 famous people—musicians, celebrities, politicians—in his own story of growing up and trying to navigate the tangled legacy of the Baby Boom.


On Wednesday evenings, immediately after the performance, come up to the Drewlo Lounge for a brief guided discussion with Grand staff members, guest artists, and creative team members. Enhance your theatre experience with this informal chance to dive deeper into the show’s content while mingling with patrons and artists.

BOOM X  events:
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Pull up a chair and join us – the Drewlo Lounge Bar will be open!

Open Caption performance:  Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 2:00pm

From the Stage Door

“STUNNING… A marvellous mashup of media, verbatim theatre, jukebox musical and autobiographical confession.” - The Globe and Mail
“ASTONISHING… BOOM X is a miracle of timing and technology.” - Montreal Gazette
“When Rick first created BOOM, his one-person tour-de-force, it took off and toured extensively – including a wildly successful stop at the Grand Theatre. He’s back with the sequel, BOOM X. Surely, he will captivate us all once again. Generation X is my time. Bring on the stories, memories, and music!” - Dennis Garnhum, Grand Theatre Artistic Director

The Cast

Rick Miller
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