Music by Green Day / Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong / Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
Directed by Adam B. Ferguson
June 25 thru August 13, 2016
"5/5 Stars...An exuberant cast and dynamic staging merge boundless energy and pop punk power to make this the best musical of the season." - TVJerry
"...an energetic, high-powered production built on great music and supported by a fully committed cast.” – Julinda Lewis, the Richmond Times-Dispatch
"That’s refreshing...everything about the production worked." - Karen Newton, I Could Go on and On
"Firehouse Theatre’s AMERICAN IDIOT is a wild and crazy night of awesome theater. I LOVED THIS SHOW. The cast. I could write a paragraph on each. The actors are all superior musicians...A sublime job. AMERICAN IDIOT is a hit and might just be the greatest musical achievement in Richmond this season." - Fred Kaufman
Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of Johnny, Tunny, and Will who struggle to find and make meaning in a seemingly meaningless world. Johnny flees the constraints of his hometown, lured by the possibilities of a new life in the big city; Tunny joins the armed forces; and Will gets trapped in a stultifying suburban lifestyle that his friends have abandoned. This adrenaline-fueled rock opera relies on the music and lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to tell the story. In Firehouse's production, the ensemble of ten performers are also the band and accompany themselves.
Johnny – Denver Crawrford (Guitar)
Tunny – Mike Bamford (Guitar)
Will – Ben Wilson(Guitar/Violin)
Whatsername – Anna Rose (Guitar/Viola)
Heather – Kelsey Cordrey (Ukulele)
St. Jimmy – Rachel Hindman (Drums/Percussion)
Extraordinary Girl – Katy Burke (Bass Guitar)
Ensemble – Starlet Knight (Keyboard), Chandler Matkins (Drums),
Caleb Wade (Bass Guitar)
Director – Adam B. Ferguson
Musical Director – Matt Koon
Choreographer – Kate Belleman
Scenic Designer – Dylan Bollinger
Media Designer – Jenna Mannix
Sound Designer – Tad Burrell
Costume Designer – Emily Atkins
Props Master – Daniel Burgess
Production Stage Manager – Andrew Scott
Assistant Stage Manager – Sam Sweat
Production Assistant – Travis Stoy
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GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT
is presented through special arrangement with
Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized
performance materials are also provided by MTI.
The videotaping or other video or audio recording of
this production is strictly prohibited.