Be in the Know: American Idiot (the musical)

Green Day’s emotions-angst Broadway rock-opera hits the stage in the Emerald City.

You all know that song- the one that comes on the radio as you’re sitting in rush hour traffic. You mumble along to the all too familiar melody, which has seeped deep into your unconsciousness, right up to the catchy sing-a-long chorus, ‘Don’t wanna be an American idiot!.’

From June 5 to the 10, experience the emotions-angst, passion, loss, anger-at the Broadway adaptation of Green Day’s 2004 rock-opera ‘American Idiot’ at the Paramount Theater.

American Idiot the musical tells the coming-of-age story of three lifelong friends-Johnny, Will, and Tunny, in a post 9/11 society oversaturated by media and consumerism. As the three youth fight to rebel against suburbia, and change their life for the better, they have to deal with feelings of alienation, emptiness, and  mistrust of their government.

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Who: Fusing together hits including, ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams,’ ‘21 Guns,’ ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends,’ and  ‘Holiday’, from Grammy winning artist Green Day and written by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, with choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt, award winning set and lighting designers and a cast full of young talent, the Tony award winner Michael Mayer (‘Spring Awakening’) has created a emotional groundbreaking performance, one that many consider to be the first great musical of the 21st century.

When: Tuesday, June 5th to Sunday, June 10th. (Tues-Thurs: 7:30pm, Fri: 8pm, Sat: 2pm & 8pm, Sun: 1pm & 6:30pm). Click here for full schedule.

Where: The Paramount Theatre (911 Pine Street, Seattle)

How Much: Ticket prices rage from $25-70 and are available online.