PuSh Fest's BOOM will take you back in time (with video)

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      How many monumental, life-changing events took place between 1945 and 1969? Baby boomers will tell you—almost too many to count.

      That number isn't daunting to Rick Miller, who's one-man show, BOOM, chronicles 25 years of politics, music, and culture that shaped the world we now live in. 

      Miller's cross-country tour has finally brought him to Vancouver, where he'll perform his show in front of audiences at Arts Club Theatre's Granville Island stage as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. His vocal talents and use of multimedia make BOOM a show you won't want to miss. 

      "In any play about history there are obviously a lot of stories you can tell, and I've chosen to tell a big picture story," said Miller in an interview with the Straight at Granville Island.

      "...[It] filters through the civil rights movement, immigrants coming after World War II, as well as the story of the birth of the feminist movement, so all these three major stories are tied in with the cold war, the space race; those are all big themes of the baby boom generation," he said.

      Despite the show's title, it's not reserved for baby boomers. Miller says the beauty of his show is that it will get people of all generations talking.

      "I try to echo not so much nostalgia, but that history repeats itself, that we become a lot like our parents whether we like it or not," said Miller. "If you come with several generations, I guarantee you'll have more interesting conversations after this show than you ever have had."

      Watch the video below to see the full interview with Miller, as well as clips from his show.

      Amanda Siebert

      BOOM is at Arts Club Theatre's Granville Island Stage until February 13. Find tickets here