Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT returns to the Bay Area beginning tonight, June 12. A limited number of $25 orchestra pit rush seats will be available for all performances.
RUSH tickets may be purchased 2 hours prior to performance at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office only. RUSH tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis, available to anyone, with a limit of two tickets per person. Cash only. Void if resold.
AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for meaning in a post 9-11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances and with the hope embodied by a new generation, AMERICAN IDIOT ignited Broadway with a dynamic jolt when it opened. Now, AMERICAN IDIOT comes home as the critically acclaimed musical plays San Francisco as part of the SHN 2011-2012 Season under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays.
AMERICAN IDIOT, a 2010 Tony Award-nominated Best Musical and 2010 Grammy Award-winner for Best Musical Show Album, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award-winner Mayer ("Spring Awakening"). Choreography is by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Black Watch), music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements are by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), the Tony Award® winning set design is by Christine Jones and the Tony Award® winning lighting design is by Kevin Adams.
The musical features the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the blockbuster title track "American Idiot" from Green Day's 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day's 2009 release "21st Century Breakdown," and an unreleased love song, "When It's Time."
AMERICAN IDIOT premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and played through November of that year. In April 2010, the musical opened on Broadway.
Tickets for AMERICAN IDIOT range in price from $31 - $100 and are now on sale at shnsf.com or by calling 888-746-1799.
For more information visit: http://www.shnsf.com/online/americanidiot or follow the San Francisco show on Twitter using the hashtag #americanidiotsf.
The show is set to run June 12-July 8, Tuesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2PM, with an added performance: Friday June, 22 at 2 PM and no performance: Sunday, June 24. SHN Orpheum Theatre is located at 1192 Market St. (at 8th).
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