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AMERICAN IDIOT, April 2018

SYNOPSIS: Green Day's powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion. American Idiot -- based on Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, a scorching attack on what they saw as the hypocrisy and moral evils of the Bush Administration after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the increasingly submissive nature of the American public -- boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. Lost and disconnected in a post-9/11 America, Johnny, Tunny, and Will struggle to find meaning in their lives. The three twenty-somethings flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, but their paths quickly diverge as Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to a pregnant girlfriend, and Johnny descends into an urban underworld, following a seductive love interest and a deadly new best friend. As each of the three men learns to navigate his "alienation," we see in them America's struggle to find a new path in this new millennium, after a long period of darkness.

OTHER INFO: Rehearsals begin February 26 and will generally be held four evenings a week. Performances will be April 6-15 at Center Stage Theater (Friday-Sunday). Stipend available for all roles.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

[JOHNNY] Male, 20-30. Baritenor. The self-proclaimed "Jesus of Suburbia." Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs.

[TUNNY] Male, 20-30. Tenor. Johnny’s friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny's ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream.

[WILL] Male, 20-30. Tenor. Johnny’s friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia with his pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships.

[ST. JIMMY] Male or female, 30-40. Tenor. Johnny’s alter ego. Known as the "city badass." An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername.

[HEATHER] Female, 20-30. Mezzo. A girl in Suburbia and Will's girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him.

[WHATSERNAME] Female, 20-30. Mezzo with strong belt. A rebel activist - fierce, strong, and capable - who falls for Johnny. She fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction.

[EXTRAORDINARY GIRL] Female, 20-30. Mezzo. Haunting, folk noir voice. A girl in the Middle East who appears as a hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war.

[ENSEMBLE] Many ensemble parts cover multiple roles and require solo vocals - seeking strong singers, dance experience a plus.

AUDITION DETAILS: Auditions will be held in February 2018, more details TBA. To schedule an audition or request more information, please email your headshot and resume to info@outoftheboxtheatre.org. Video submissions will be accepted.