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I would love a surprise show! I hope it happens!
Have fun everyone going to the closing show. Hoping to hear about a surprise concert or something.
Only two shows left! Some of the IDIOT ladies send their fan love:
Farewell from Diego to all of our Spanish-speaking fans in the #IdiotNation
Even the band is getting in on the farewell videos. We all love the #IdiotNation
Carson Higgins (St. Jimmy) bids farewell to the #IdiotNation
Brain Stew from the encore!
Edited by andbonvoyage, 26 May 2014 - 09:40 AM.
By John Moore
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was in Denver on Friday to attend the opening performance of the final tour stop for the Tony-winning Broadway musical American Idiot. The show has been touring for three years.
Armstrong was joined by director Michael Mayer and Green Day drummer Tré Cool, among other luminaries. Mayer not only directed American Idiot but the original Spring Awakening, for which he won his first Tony Award. He is nominated again for directing this year’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
After Friday’s performance, the bigwigs took turns thanking the cast and crew, and wishing them well as they disband after Sunday’s closing in Denver.
"I think there is something about being a part of what happens on that stage," Armstrong told them at a post-show party held at Pizza Republica. "It’s very emotional. There’s never a dry eye in the house - and by that I mean the house in my skull."
American Idiot is based on Green Day’s groundbreaking rock opera of the same name. Armstrong not only wrote all the lyrics, for a time he played the role of St. Jimmy in the Broadway production of American Idiot. His nephew, Andrew Humann, is an ensemble member in the national touring production now here in Denver.
"You can see the chemistry that happens between everybody," Armstrong continued. "You can feel it. And this cast: You looked like a bunch of friends. And that what was so beautiful about it. That’s the kind of chemistry this show needs. So, thank you."
American Idiot's emotional Denver Farewell: The final tour stop
trousetiki One of my last times on for Representative of Jingletown. Just starting to realize how much I'm going to miss doing this show! #americanidiot #idiotnation #greenday #repofjingletown #zigheil #splittrack #rageandlove #rage #sweat http://instagram.com/p/o1VrzppRgy/
Edited by andbonvoyage, 04 June 2014 - 03:23 PM.
‘American Idiot’ features area students
Tickets are now available for the National Non-Equity Premiere of "American Idiot," presented by The Un-Common Theatre Company at the Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro through July 20.
This production marks Un-Common’s Young Adult Company’s 10th year of offering current, cutting-edge theatre to our community and features a cast of high school and college students.
Performances are Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 1 School St., Foxboro. Pre-sale tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and may be purchased by calling 800-838-3006 or on line at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/741181. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.
For Un-Common members, group sales or handicapped seating, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.uncommontheatre.org.
Because of the subject matter, this show is recommended for ages 15 and above.
Based on Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, "American Idiot" chronicles the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. Johnny (Charlie Losiewicz, Mansfield), Will (Tucker Still, Mansfield), and Tunny (Noah Bridgestock, Pawtucket, R.I.), childhood friends, long to escape their unhappy, media-saturated suburban lives, but pregnancy, drugs and the military keep them from pursuing the lives they are destined to lead. The story follows each of their paths of discovery encountering such memorable characters as the drug dealing St. Jimmy (Ian Simpson, Franklin), the rebellious activist Whatsername (Alexa Lieberthal, Wrentham), Heather (Casey May, Easton), Will’s long-time girlfriend, and Tunny’s wartime love interest, Extraordinary Girl (Jenna Corcoran, Milton).
Un-Common’s production brings together the talents of Un-Common veteran Director Christa Crewdson (Arlington), Music Director Esther Zabinski (Providence, R.I.), and Choreographer Olivia Moriarty (Framingham).
The cast of 26 includes:
From Easton, Casey May (Heather); from Mansfield: Katie Armstrong (Featured Dancer/Dance Captain), Tim Doherty (Men’s Ensemble), Anna Ferrari (Ensemble), Matt Garvin (Dustin), Charlie Losiewicz (Johnny), Olivia Losiewicz (Featured Dancer), Derek Lynch (Men’s Ensemble) and Tucker Still (Will); and residents of Milton, Norfolk, Norton, Sharon, Uxbridge, West Newton, Wrentham, North Smithfield, R.I. and Pawtucket, R.I.
This program is supported in part by grants from the Foxboro, Mansfield, Norfolk, Sharon and Wrentham Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Shenandoah Conservatory to Present AMERICAN IDIOT, Opening 9/26
Fans of the hit Green Day musical American Idiot will be happy to hear that after the national tour closed in May, plans were put into motion to bring the rock show to the college level-apropos to its age demographic and subject matter. Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia, known for its dedication to pop/rock voice training will be the first school to premiere the work on the non-professional level. According to Musical Theatre International's website, it is currently the only licensed production of the show.
Musical Theatre Program Coordinator Jonathan Flom has been working with Stephen Gabriel from Work Light Productions (The producers of the National Tour of Idiot) on getting the show to Shenandoah for the last two years. Once the tour closed officially, Shenandoah was granted the license.
The show has its gala premiere opening on Friday, September 26 at 8pm and runs Sept. 27 at 8pm, Sept. 28 at 7pm, and October 2-4 at 8pm in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre of Shenandoah University, 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601. For tickets, contact www.conservatoryperforms.org or (540) 665-4569.
The production will be directed by Flom and choreographed by Tiffanie Carson (A Christopher K. Morgan & Company dancer). Musical direction will be in the hands of Thomas Albert with vocal supervision by Matthew Edwards. Scenic design is by Bill Pierson, Costume design by Tanner Pippert, Lighting design by Mac Bozman and Chris Mudie, and Sound design by Golder O'Neill. Projection design is by Jonathan Flom and Alec Sparks.
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