American Idiot – Bios
Experience Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT
Equal parts house party, opera, rock concert and theater, ArtsWest’s immersive, environmental staging explodes the idea of the traditional theater space, as a group of lost young Americans take over an entire building and use it to tell their story.
Music by Green Day |Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
Book by Billie Joe Armstrong & Michael Mayer
2011 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Cirlce
Nominated Best Musical
When Johnny, Tunny, and Will flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged as their attentions become divided – by familial obligations, seductive love interests, the armed forces, and the struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world none of them could have imagined.
Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, this electric-rock opera of youthful disillusion will ignite your senses and stir your soul.
The Ticketing Structure
There are two distinct ways to experience American Idiot at ArtsWest – via two different types of tickets:
OBSERVATIONAL – a static, environmental experience
IMMERSIVE – a dynamic, interactive experience
YOU choose the experience – choose to observe, or choose to become part of the action.
Production runs September 10 – October 11, 2015
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm
Friday, October 2nd at 10:00 PM
Friday, October 9th at 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 2nd at 7:30 PM
Prices – for both Observational and Immersive Tickets
Adult = $39.50
Seniors 65+ = $35.00
Student (with ID) = $19.00 **students under 18 who buy an immersive ticket need a parental signed waiver.
Run time = 90 minutes with no intermission
Content advisory = strong language, drug and sexual references. STROBE lights are used in this production.
Those purchasing an Immersive ticket will be required to sign a waiver pre-show. Minors can download the waiver here.
Creative Team and Cast
Director – Eric Ankrim
Musical Direction by – R.J. Tancioco and Chris Ranney
Choreography by – Trina Mills (Supervising Choreographer), Shadou Mintrone, Gabe Corey
Assistant Director and Casting Associate – Kelsey Thorgalsen
Lighting Design – Tristan Roberson
Scenic/Video Design – Jared Roberts
Sound Design – Haley Parcher
Costume Design – Brynne McKeen
Production Stage Manager – Melanie LeDuc
Assistant to the Director – Christa Smith
Will – Michael Coale Grey
Johnny – Frederick Hagreen
Tunny – Justin Huertas* (AEA Member)
Whatsername – Kirsten DeLohr Helland
Extraordinary Girl – Jimmie Herrod
Heather – Chelsea LeValley
St. Jimmy – Trent Moury
Ryan Bohannon Shaye Hodgins Sheady Manning
Stephanie Bull Emily Huston Susan Perleros
Charlie Chittenden Sophia Konat Dennis Peters
Ann Cornelius Danni Krehbiel Marissa Ryder
Dakota Daley Cameron Lee Zack Summers
Delaney Guyer Shanelle Leonard Nicholas Tarabini
Julia Hart Ryan McCabe Jordan Taylor
Dani Hobbs Yusef Mahmoud Nick Watson