Segerstrom Hall welcomes the AMERICAN IDIOT national tour, the punk rock adaptation of Green Day's conceptual album of the same name from tonight, May 28 through June 3.
AMERICAN IDIOT is a one-act, sung-through stage musical that infuses traditional story telling with the steampunk, electro-explosive music of Green Day. Centered around three friends, Johnny, Will, and Tunny, the show displays the stifling atmosphere of suburbia and their parents' restrictions. Turning to the urban jungle, the friends attempt to find the vibrancy of life - and the methods to get through it unscathed.
AdditionAl Green Day songs were interpolated from other sources, including 21st Century Breakdown and the American Idiot b-sides. Original direction is by Michael Mayer.
AMERICAN IDIOT was nominated in 2010 for three Tony Awards, including best musical. The show closed on Broadway in April 2011, and subsequently launched the first U.S. national tour, which is scheduled to travel throughout 2012 and into 2013.
For more information on the national tour of AMERICAN IDIOT, visit www.americanidiotthemusical.com. Tickets are available at www.costamesatheater.com.