Two weeks ago I caught a touring performance of American Idiot: The Musical when it made a three-evening stop at Dayton's Victoria Theatre (see review here).
The performance of Green Day's album transformed into a musical theater
piece was a noisy blast of defiance, full of energy – although a downer
of a story about three guys being overwhelmed by everyday life.
that's what you's probably expect of a "Punk Rock Opera." We'll have it
for two nights in Cincinnati, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12,
2014 (that's right, a year from now) as part of the Broadway
Across America series at the Aronoff (about twice the size of the
Victoria). If you're a fan of Green Day, you'll want to see this one.
And if you like shows such as next to normal, a recent big
hit for Ensemble Theatre, it's worth noting that Green Day's songs were
orchestrated for the stage show by Tom Kitt, who composed N2N's story of a bipolar mom struggling to keep her family together.