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99 Star Starred
Roda Theater at Berkeley Rep
2025 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
510-647-2949
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Joyce Rodgers
We were seated in the last row near a fan, so it became necessary for us to use hearing devices during the 2nd half of the play. We missed some of the dialogue during the first half. If you're seated way in the back, we suggest the hearing devices.
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Ani
Lots of inexpensive ethnic restaurants to eat at, most very good.
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1 review
10 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

American Idiot is a must-see. This is an exceptionally well-produced show: excellent performances (acting, singing and dancing), direction, choreography and set and lighting design (including videography). Truly, this is a Broadway-level cast...continued

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14 reviews
61 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

Very well acted, synchronized and sung. I enjoyed it! Even with Goldstar discount the prices were a bit steep but it was a sold-out event.

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10 reviews
15 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

A must-see! Practically all the main leads have performed on Bway - incl John Gallagher Jr who was Moritz on Spring Awakening & won a Tony. Awesome voices & music. Everything about the show spoke quality; this has to end up on Bway in NY....continued

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Website

http://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/0910/3634.asp

Quotes & Highlights

American Idiot is that rare creature, a true rock opera…directed with polish and precision by Michael Mayer, on a spectacular set by Christine Jones…Green Day’s potent gift for irresistible tunes delivers the emotional contours of the story." -The New York Times
“Wildly entertaining… The music of Green Day practically blasts the lid off Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre. A world premiere with Broadway aspirations written all over it." -San Francisco Chronicle
Intensely directed from start to finish, the relentless adrenaline rush of the piece makes its rare moments of quiet hit home that much harder." -San Jose Mercury News
“The cast, led by Tony-winner John Gallagher Jr., is phenomenal… This show is a sure-fire crowd pleaser - last night’s audience leapt to its feet twice.” —SFist.com

Description

Green Day won two Grammys for its multi-platinum album American Idiot, which sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Now those searing songs seize the stage with the director behind Spring Awakening, the groundbreaking musical that earned eight Tony Awards and enthralled audiences around the world. American Idiot follows working-class characters from the suburbs to the city to the Middle East, as they seek redemption in a world filled with frustration.

This high-octane show features every track from the album, plus several new tunes from Green Day’s newest release, 21st Century Breakdown. With an on-stage band and a cast of 19, American Idiot will take you on an exhilarating journey borne along by Green Day’s electrifying songs.

About the Ticket Supplier: Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Known for its amazing and adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a home for emerging and established artists since 1968. With two stages and a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Berkeley Rep premieres exhilarating new plays and reimagined classics. In the last five years alone, the company has helped send five shows to Broadway: Green Day's American Idiot, Bridge & Tunnel, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), Passing Strange and Wishful Drinking. Come see tomorrow's plays today at Berkeley Rep.

Berkeley Rep operates two performance spaces: the Roda Theatre, a state-of-the-art 600-seat proscenium theatre, and the intimate, 400-seat Thrust Stage. The Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Berkeley's arts district, just a half block from the Berkeley BART station, near lots of restaurants, cafe, pubs, and cool retailers.