In a major-general-esque turn, Clyde Cameron dominates the huge outdoor stage as Colonel George Barney, while his ghostly galleon sails off the foreshore.
Pacy dialogue keeps the story rolling, as George meets the local kids, who delight with dancing, skipping and bmx tricks across levels of industrial junk.
Huge spotlights swing from the stage and across the water, while the evening breeze adds to the eerie atmosphere as indigenous performers hold the audience enthralled.
Starring 320 locals, plus tugboats, Taiko drummers, German bell ringers and even a horse, this production is truly epic.
While George's repeated complaint is "there's nothing here for me", Boomtown has something for everyone.
Pity about the reference to having to wear thongs in the showers at the caravan park though!