Center Theatre Group - L.A.'s Theatre Company
Mar 13 - Apr 22, 2012
Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center downtown Los Angeles
135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Directions and Parking
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Project D.A.T.E.Direct Access Theatre ExperienceApr., 21, 2012
1hr 40mnsNo intermission
American Idiot may be inappropriate for children ages 16 and under. It contains adult situations, simulated drug use, strong language, strobe lights, theatrical haze effects, and herbal cigarettes.Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.
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- Bob Verini, Variety
"This RAMBUNCTIOUS CAST captures [Green Day’s] performance energy brilliantly." - Paul Hodgins, The Orange County Register
"INVIGORATING ORIGINALITY... Should thrill Green Day fans while recruiting legions of new ones." - Les Spindle, Back Stage
"Rabble-rousing pop-punk show. ELECTRIC STAGING… The same intensity as A FULL THROTTLE CONCERT." - Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
Slinging razor guitars , thundering drums and an anti-hero named Johnny. Not the prelude of typical entries in the canon of musical theatre. 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).
For more information about American Idiot, please visit the Broadway site: www.AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com.
Sample 6 songs from the album on the American Idiot streaming player.
"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day
by Rob Weinert-Kendt.
Blame it on Rodgers & Hammerstein. The duo that revolutionized American musical theatre by making the songs fit the story, and vice versa, not only bequeathed us the narrative form we now know simply as the musical... Read more
By Kristin Friedrich
Redeploying punk songs for a Broadwaybound musical might seem a stretch. But Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tom Kitt made his mark with a stage show about... Read more.
Here’s how it works: To register for that day’s performance, come to the Ahmanson Theatre Box office and fill out a form including your name, address, phone number and email address.
Registration begins at 12noon (Tuesday – Saturday) and at 11am (Sunday) and continues until the live drawing takes place 90 minutes prior to the performance. On days with matinee and evening performances, you may register for both simultaneously, but you may only register once per performance.
You must be present when your name is drawn and present ID and proof of registration. Approximately 30 tickets are available per performance.
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For additional information about Green Day's American Idiot's Daily Lottery, please click here.