American Idiot: Hit Rock Musical Based on the Green Day Album
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The last date listed for Green Day's American Idiot was Sunday April 22, 2012 / 1:00pm.
Currently at Ahmanson Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $65.00 - $99.00
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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Now it's going on the road with members of the Broadway cast, a 23-piece orchestra and new interpretations of legendary songs from the original Porgy and Bess, like "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Got Plenty of Nothing." Porgy and Bess debuted in 1935 as a groundbreaking opera starring an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers performing the classical, jazz and folk music of George and Ira Gershwin. Now, the stirring tale of African-American life in South Carolina's fictional Catfish Row has been transformed into a modern musical by a powerhouse Broadway team: Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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Great music. I love the original album. The stage musical is light on story though. Since we are left with a lot of music that feels a bit similar from song to song, at times the show can feel kind of "one note" emotionally. Don't get me wrong, I love the music and had a good time. Good show for me personally. I just think they could have built the story out more. Concerning the choreography, there are a couple of numbers that are extremely well done but too many of the others just feature the cast kind of sitting there, or standing around, shuffling about, or head banging (frequently out of synch with one another). The execution of the dancing is good but not great. If you are going to go 95 percent music and almost no dialogue then the dance, staging, blocking has to be perfect and in this show it is only fair. American Idiot doesn't have quite enough of an emotional build over time either. Rather, it just kind of goes, and then at some point, it ends. As I said before, it was enjoyable and generally well done but not great. I'd probably give it 3.5 stars if Goldstar would allow you to give half stars. Recommended but not top notch.
Slinging razor guitars, thundering drums and an anti-hero named Johnny. Not the prelude of typical entries in the canon of musical theater. But these elements herald a groundbreaking American musical all the same: with the burning passion of characters who yearn for something more, songs bursting with emotion and a story that dares you to feel and celebrate and hope.
The music of Green Day and the lyrics of lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong captured the zeitgeist of a generation with its Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum album. American Idiot puts those raw emotions front and center in a highly theatrical and thoroughly satisfying rock opera that burns up the stage.
Monster hits like “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the title track soar like they were written for the stage under the direction of Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Black Watch_) and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (_Next to Normal).