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Green Day’s American Idiot

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PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned
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Theatre Cedar Rapids
M-F 11am - 5pm

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Green Day’s American Idiot

July 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 23, 2016

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 10, 2016

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 21, 2016

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Green Day’s American Idiot

***Please be aware that cigarettes and strobe lights will be used for this production***

Book and Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong. Music and Lyrics by Green Day.

OPENS JULY 1, 2016

Run time: Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission

(Musical, Auditorium) PG-13

Director: Leslie Charipar

Music Director: Janelle Lauer

Choreographer: Aaron Canterbury


The two-time TONY Award-winning hit musical American Idiot, based on Green Day’s GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line.


“American Idiot knows no limits — it’s a global knockout. […] Blows your mind while it blows the roof off. […] Looking for a groundbreaking musical event? You just found it.” -Rolling Stone

“Invigorating, moving and thrilling! […] A true rock opera.” -The New York Times

“…kinetically entertaining in a way that intentionally reflects the shallow, media-saturated culture the album rails against.” -LA Times

cast list

  • Grant Blades – Declan
  • Russell Clayton – Gerard
  • Chris Culver – Ben
  • David Daugherty – Theo
  • Miguel Davidson – Brian
  • Sydney Elliot – Whatsername
  • Margaret Gustason – Christina
  • Becca Hauschild – Heather
  • Erin Helm – Extraordinary Girl/Rebecca
  • Aaron Kruger – Miguel
  • Robert Morris – Andrew
  • Maddie Olsem – Mary
  • Joshua Payne – Tunny
  • David Scanlon – St. Jimmy
  • Benjamin Schmidt – Chase
  • Ashley Schonberg – Leslie
  • Rizwan Sidhu – Johnny
  • David Wasserman – Will
  • Brennan Urbi – Josh
  • Kami Zbanek Hill – Alyssa
  • Shelby Zukin – Libby


Sponsored by GreatAmerica Financial Services with media sponsors Z102.9 and ImOn Communications. Part of the CRST Broadway Series.