Tony Award-Winner ‘American Idiot’ Hits the Fox May 1-4
Based on Green Day’s Grammy-winning album of the same name, the Broadway musical “American Idiot” comes to Atlanta May 1-4. If it’s anything like the Broadway cast in the above video, it will be a high-energy, electric show that gets you dancing in your seat.
The stage adaptation of Green Day’s rock opera is about three young guys from suburbia on an angst-ridden, media-saturated odyssey through post-9/11 America. Two of the young men flee their suburban lifestyle with parental restrictions while one stays back to work on his troubled relationship with his pregnant girlfriend.
With direction by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch) and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times said was “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!”
What Is American Idiot Like?
An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line. The stage is festooned by a collage of art and newspaper clippings as well as over a dozen embedded TV monitors. The televisions flash everything from broadcast news, graphic warning messages and clips from recognizable TV series—all while an onstage band performs, often with the actors picking up instruments themselves. The material is dark with some characters hitting rock bottom, but the rousing score keeps things upbeat.
The show runs 1 hour and 35 minutes with no intermission. Show times are varied throughout the four days.
Thursday – 7:30 p.m.
Friday – 8 p.m.
Saturday – 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday – 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Tickets for “American Idiot” at The Fox Theatre May 1-May 4 can be purchased through Broadway in Atlanta.