Two-time Tony Award-winning production American Idiot will soon be making its way to Melbourne. The musical, written by Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and co-writer Michael Mayer, will be playing at Chapel Off Chapel from Thursday, 9th to Sunday, 26th March.
Featuring the music of the 2004 album of the same name, American Idiot follows the characters Johnny, Tunny, and Will as they navigate American suburbia and society in the wake of 9/11.
Green Day: ‘American Idiot’
The musical debuted on Broadway in 2010, picking up two Tony Awards and becoming a massive commercial success for the band. It’s not the first time the production has been staged in Australia – it previously circled the nation in 2018 with Grinspoon’s Phil Jamieson and the Living End’s Chris Cheney in starring roles.
This time around the cast will include Mat Dwyer (Shrek: the Musical) as Johnny, Ronald Mackinnon (The Polar Express) as Will, and John Mondelo (Miss Saigon) as Tunny.
“When I saw the energy and skill in the dances and heard everyone sing together, I knew I really wanted to be a part of that. I’ve loved working with everyone involved in American Idiot and I can already tell this will be a huge, energetic, fun show,” said Dwyer.
The production is being spearheaded by Theatrical, a not-for-profit charity and independent musical theatre company. Meanwhile, Green Day are set to headline the When We Were Young festival in Las Vegas alongside Blink-182 and Good Charlotte in October later this year.
American Idiot Melbourne 2023
Thursday, 9th March to Sunday, 26th March – Chapel Off Chapel, Chapel Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets on sale now via Ticketsearch.
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