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Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 333 members
Review from Cybil Solyn
Red Velvet 213 events 137 reviews

Sadly I found this production really boring. It has next to no plot and the strobe lights were really annoying. If you love Green Day then this is for you. I like them well enough, but their songs alone didn't hold this show together for me.

reviewed Mar 16 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from PK
Red Velvet 141 events 130 reviews

Had a really great time!

reviewed Mar 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Elliot
Red Velvet 91 events 52 reviews

good night of theatre

reviewed Mar 20 2012 report as inappropriate
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Description

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).

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