American Idiot

American Idiot

Musicals, Drama, Mature Audiences, 2010 Tony Winners

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Theater Info

Runtime

90 minutes.

Schedule

Tuesday 7:30PM  
Wednesday 7:30PM
Thursday 7:30PM  
Friday 8:00PM  
Saturday 2:00PM 8:00PM
Sunday 1:00PM 6:30PM

Group Details

Minimum number of tickets: 10

Description

Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch) and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!”

*American Idiot contains adult content and strong language.

Should I See It?

 What Is American Idiot Like?
An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line. The stage is festooned by a collage of art and newspaper clippings as well as over a dozen embedded TV monitors. The televisions flash everything from broadcast news, graphic warning messages and clips from recognizable TV series—all while an onstage band performs, often with the actors picking up instruments themselves. The material is dark with some characters hitting rock bottom, but the rousing score keeps things upbeat.


Is American Idiot Good for Kids?
While teens will dig the rock music, recognize many of Green Day’s hits and possibly relate to the angst-filled themes, the subject matter is mature. One character looks to alcohol to deal with his girlfriend’s unwanted pregnancy, while another witnesses firsthand the violent ramifications of war. The characters open their mouths to inhale drugs almost as frequently as they do to sing the score’s f-word-laden lyrics.

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Cast & Creative

Music Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt of Green Day
Lyrics Billie Joe Armstrong
Book Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
Director Michael Mayer
Choreographer Steven Hoggett
Set Designer Christine Jones
Costume Designer Andrea Lauer
Lighting Designer Kevin Adams
Sound Designer Brian Ronan
Orchestrations Tom Kitt
Video & Projection Designer Darrel Maloney

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