American idiot 052312

American Idiot Reviews

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall (Costa Mesa, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

50 ratings
4.3 average rating
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1 review
0 stars
attended May 31 2012

This was probably the worst play I've ever seen. Not so much the performances (although they were not great) but rather the story line. Very difficult to follow as the stage was very busy. Would have walked out had I not been with others. ...continued

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172 reviews
58 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

The subject matter of this play was very depressing, possibly too true, but depressing. Very loud and crass. It may be a part of our society that we all need to look at and be aware of, but not my idea of a pleasant Sunday afternoon. ...continued

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93 reviews
27 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

Sung, Acted and Played very well!! Subject matter lacked depth and development. I never actually cared for ANY of the characters! Oh well, it's the typical 'angst of youth' display.

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Angela Davies Red Velvet
49 events
11 reviews
-4 stars
attended May 31 2012

The show was just ok. I wouldn't go see it again, but I'm glad I did see it when I had the chance. The music was good, loud, energetic, and intense. THe plot however lacked everything. The plot was hard to follow, difficult to to find interest...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

The musical was fast-paced and 90-/+ minutes. Not for children under 16 though. Was a bit concerned about that...

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21 reviews
6 stars
attended May 31 2012

I really loved this show! The singing was excellent and strong (but the music might be too loud for some), the vignettes that made up the story were interesting and occasionally even poignant (if a bit cliche'), and the actors themselves did a...continued

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20 reviews
14 stars
attended May 31 2012

explosive!! The talent ..chorography..and of course the music.

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14 reviews
16 stars
attended May 31 2012

Not in love with Green Day but a great show that received a standing ovation. Not my personal favorite but I could find no fault in it. Great singing and dancing and performances

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended May 31 2012

If you are a fan of Green Day's American Idiot album, this show is for you! It goes through all their songs in new, fresh arrangements and medleys sung by very talented singers. While the plot line is weak, the musicians, singers, set, and lights...continued

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Bob
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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

An R rated rock musical - if you like the album you will most likely love the show!

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Goldstar Member
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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

Too loud....the acoustics made it difficult to hear the lyrics. Some of the singers seemed to just scream their songs....

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

If you are a Green Day fan, this show is a must see. Awesome!

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Diana B
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5 reviews
15 stars
attended May 30 2012

This is a High energy show with great music that will make you want to get up and dance! The singing and dancing was really good and the cast is very young & extremely talented. There are some scenes that some may find offensive ie: drug use and...continued

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended May 30 2012

Very loud. A little difficult to understand a lot of the words, but you can figure out the story... great singing.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 01 2012

Extremely talented cast. Musicians and choreography were exceptional. Having no intermission made for a flowing performance. The finale was a fine way to send the audience off!

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 01 2012

I like Green Day, my husband wasn't sure what to expect. We both really liked it a lot! Great music, of course. Engaging plot development. Fantastic choreography. Fun, energetic- totally worth the Goldstar ticket price. We got the cheapest seats...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

American Idiot was just ok. The singing was good, but the storyline lacked interest. Could have been a lot more exciting with more drama and a climax. I would not see it again...even though I am a big Green Day fan.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 30 2012

Effervescent. Of course the music was, well.Green Day. The choreography, the staging and the sets were incredible. In one number where the scaffolding became the bus the ingenious visuals and choreography were almost "Fosse". I'm 61 and my son;...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 30 2012

This show went above my expectations. I always thought this show was going to be anti-american. It was not. The music was great the performance was great. I have a new appreciation for Green Day.

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jhv
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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

This was an exciting fun-filled production. I was a little uncomfortable with the graphic bed scenes and feel that something should have been put in the advertisement "graphic adult scenes and adult language". Otherwise, it was filled with...continued

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