The Carnegie Theatre Season Opens With Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT

TC_American Idiot Preview

Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Playing Weekends August 10-25

(COVINGTON, KY) – Are you an American Idiot? Or the Jesus of Suburbia? Do you just want to wake up when September ends? Then get your tickets to see Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT, weekends, August 10-25 at The Carnegie.

The Carnegie’s 2019-20 theatre season kicks off with this two-time Tony Award-winning musical, based on the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album of the same name. The high-energy rock opera follows three disaffected young men living in suburbia, who have dreams of a different life in the city. They embark on their big move, only to find their friendships breaking down over family responsibilities, military enlistment, and the allure of drug abuse. Each young man must make peace with the circumstances of his life to find his way back home and to the friends he left behind.

“We wanted to start the 2019-20 season with something big, and Green Day fits the bill,” said Maggie Perrino. “’American Idiot’ is a cultural icon of the early 2000s, and the music captures the angst and struggle of a generation.”

The rock opera features all of the songs from the “American Idiot” album, as well as others from Green Day. The hits include “American Idiot,” “Holiday,” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Give me Novacaine,” “21 Guns,” and “Wake Me up When September Ends.”

Performances of Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT run weekends August 10-25, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $32, $29 for Carnegie Members and ArtsPass Members, $25 for students. Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday-Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940, or online at www.thecarnegie.com. Patrons seeking group or student tickets should call to make arrangements. 

CONTENT ADVISORY:  Production includes adult themes and language. Not appropriate for children under 13. 

Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. http://www.MTIShows.com. 

The Carnegie’s 2019-20 Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support comes from the Kentucky Department of Tourism. 

Performer Sponsor: Intrinzic
Music Sponsor: Phil Nuxhall 

ABOUT THE CARNEGIE:
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from ArtsWave, Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation.

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CAST LIST:

  • Johnny – Frankie Chuter
  • Tunny – Ethan Brooks Baker
  • Will – Robert Breslin
  • St. Jimmy – Maddie Vaughn
  • Whatsername – Hannah Gregory
  • Heather – Chandler Bates
  • Extraordinary Girl – Makenzie Ruff
  • Favorite Son/Ensemble – Logan Weinfurtner
  • Ensemble – Arlanders Milan, Jack Walz, Ashley Olivia Morton, Sarah Willis, Jules Shumate

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Director/Choreographer – Maggie Perrino
  • Music Director – Danny Manning
  • Assistant Director – Farley Norman
  • Stage Manager – Carissa Gandenberger
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