Adalita and Sarah McLeod on the red carpet for opening night of American Idiot at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne.
Winner of two Tony Awards and the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot features every song from Green Day’s iconic album American Idiot as well as several hits from their follow up release 21st Century Breakdown. This album not only defined Green Day as a band but also gave a voice to a generation waiting for the opportunity to let their hair down and embrace their youth and individuality.
Green Day © Zo Damage
Developed by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer American Idiot boldly took the American musical in a new direction, capturing not just the sound of a generation, but also the frustrations, fears, dreams and challenges of life in the media- saturated.
It tells the story of three best mates grappling with the decision to either challenge the status quo and break out of their aimless rut or to remain in the safe confines of their urban existence. Their quest for true meaning in a world full of violence and dissolution leads them on a journey of self-discovery, heartache and revelation.
Part rock concert, part protest rally, part theatre, the show left me on a high and wondering why more modern “rock” musicals can’t be like this.
— STAGE WHISPERS
From confetti canons to guitar solos, this show is as much rock concert as it is Broadway production. In fact, the successful fusion of those two types of performance is a large part of what makes it so enjoyable.
— AU REVIEW
Now showing at the Comedy Theatre
240 Exhibition St
Melbourne VIC 3000
23 February – 11 March 2018
BUY TICKETS HERE
11 March 2018
BUY TICKETS HERE