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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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15 reviews
14 stars
Very limited street parking and places to eat so come prepared to pay for parking and fed.
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23 reviews
13 stars
They changed Patina Restaurant in the courtyard. They made it smaller and changed to a price fixed menu. We arrived 1 1/2 hrs. early and couldn't get in. The taco bar was closed. We couldn't get into another restaurant and ended up getting a sandwich from the fast food kiosk.
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"Green Day's American Idiot"
332 ratings
4.1 average rating
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8 reviews
19 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

If you are a big Green Day fan, as I am, and are familiar with all the lyrics to their songs this play is for you. Not knowing all the lyrics and sitting in the Mezzanine struggling to understand them did not make it easy for me to figure out if...continued

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45 reviews
71 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

I loved it. Saw The show in Berkeley and on Broadway, and the tour is a strong resresentation of those. The cast is great, particularly Scott Campbell as Tunny. The audience seemed to love it opening night, with the exception or some of the older...continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended Mar 13 2012

The show was fantastic but you really have to be a Green Day fan and like loud music. If you are not a fan, don't like swearing or sexual content this one is not for you!

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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).