Release Date: October 30, 2017
Buffalo, NY - The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre & Dance will present Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT on November 16-19 and November 30-December 3, 2017. Performance times are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be in the Drama Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. Tickets are $20, Students (any school) and Seniors $10.
Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT features music by Green Day, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. The show premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 before opening on Broadway in April 2010. In 2010, AMERICAN IDIOT won two Tony Awards and the Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. Since then, the show has continued to play worldwide.
AMERICAN IDIOT is a gripping and gritty coming of age story told in the form of a dynamic rock opera. AMERICAN IDIOT follows the story three childhood friends on a search for purpose in a post 9/11 world. From the suburbs to the city, the friends navigate their early twenties relying on the punk rock music of Green Day to express their experiences.
This UB production, directed and choreographed by guest artist, Gary John LaRosa, will feature a live onstage band and include newly designed and executed sets, lights, and costumes. Nathan R. Matthews, UB Director of Music Theatre, will music direct the production. The performance is part of the 2017-2018 UB Department of Theatre & Dance season of Innovation.
Tickets: Center for the Arts Box Office (Tue-Fri, 12-6) and www.ticketfly.com. Charge by phone at (877)987-6487. For more information call (716)645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org or http://theatredance.buffalo.edu/