American Idiot: Hit Rock Musical Based on the Green Day Album
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Absolutely loved this! I think that this is one of those plays where you can read all of the Goldstar reviews (which I did), and still not know if you are going to like this. You just have to go and decide for yourself. 1/3 of the songs were outstanding, 1/3 were solid, and 1/3 got a bit lost in heavy rock. But the great songs really made this worthwhile.
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).
The performance runs 90 minutes with no intermission and is recommended for audiences ages 10 years old and older.