Join CASA on this journey as a group of young Americans struggle to find meaning in their lives.
What makes an American Idiot?
[Cincinnati, OH – November 16th, 2018] Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy presents AMERICAN IDIOT a blockbuster rock musical, music by Green Day, book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. It’s time to discover the truth of the American Dream. Set in “Jingletown, USA,” AMERICAN IDIOT follows anti-hero Johnny, a naive but hopeful guy who goes to the city as the “Jesus of Suburbia.” He and his friends, Tunny and Will, suffer the realization that their dreams aren’t easy to achieve as they thought, and inevitably fall prey to addiction of various forms.
Ticket and Production Details
Performances will be on Saturday, November 24th – Sunday, November 25th at 7:30PM, Sunday, November 25th at 2PM, & Friday, November 30th – Sunday, December 2nd at 7:30PM. All performances will be at Essex Studios (2511 Essex Place, Studio 282B, Cincinnati, OH 45206.
Tickets are $15 for students/seniors and $20 for adults, and can be purchased online https://casastudio.booktix.com/index.php or at the door.
Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT runs approximately 2 hours including an intermission and has an R rating for adult content.
For more details, visit www.casastudioacademy.com or CASA’s Facebook page
*Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International*
- Director: Gina Cerimele-Mechley
- Assistant Director: Bettina Ernst (Walnut Hills High School)
- Stage Manager: David Faller
- Music Director: Janet Langhorst
- Video Advisor: Evan Holzman
- Lighting/Sound Designer: Olivia Cremisio
- Choreographer: Kat Sweeney (St. Ursula Academy)
- Assistant Choreographer: Celia Gries (home schooled)
- Johnny: Johnny Shirer (School for Creative and Performing Arts)
- Tunny: Jackson Daley
- Will: Sebastian Kong (Indian Hill High School)
- St. Jimmy: Kaya Roll (Seton High School)
- Heather: Sabrina Mack (Northern Kentucky University)
- Whatsername: Gabrielle Mouch (Mercy McAuley High School)
- Extraordinary Girl: Chloe Baron (Fairfield High School)
- Featured Ensemble: Donnie Adams (Madeira High School), Jonah Sorscher (Indian Hill High School), and Celia Gries
“What is the American Dream? Does it even exist? Why do people turn to addiction and codependency as a result of the loss of American Dream? With this production we are taking a stand against substance abuse, violence and the personal atrocities that people suffer when they feel left behind by their country. We are also revealing the effects of media and propaganda on contemporary youth.” — Gina Cerimele-Mechley, director