American Idiot

American Idiot
March 12 – April 16, 2016
Green Day
Billie Joe Armstrong
Michael Mayer

The two-time Tony Award® winning hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on a journey of self-discovery, heartache, and revelation. Based on Green Day’s GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum album, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before.

To helm this exhilarating rock musical, Keegan has reunited the creative team from 2014’s Helen Hayes nominated production of HAIR. Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea direct. Jake Null music directs. Rachel Leigh Dolan choreographs. Don’t miss the theatrical event of the season.

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DC Metro Theatre Arts Review

“Directors Rhea are like the wizard engineers in the control room, keeping all elements in balance. Not the least of which: a peerless ensemble of vocal artists … this heroic ensemble is top-notch.”

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DCist Review

“Welcome to a new kind of tension: Keegan Theatre’s production of American Idiot has the right sense of youthful urgency and earnestness that befits the Green Day rock opera …”

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MD Theatre Guide Review

“Keegan Theatre’s hurricane of a production, directed by Susan and Mark Rhea, with musical direction by Jake Null, is truly a once in a lifetime experience. “

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The Georgetowner Review

“What’s affecting about the production at the Keegan — directed by founders Mark and Susan Marie Rhea — is the energy, the way it seems like a prolonged, authentic outburst of feeling and confusion, and the way it pays respect to the music.”

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DC Theatre Scene Review

“Keegan Theatre’s production is sharp, loud, and grimy—all in a good way.”

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Talkin' Broadway Review

“Washington’s Keegan Theatre and directors Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea have created a high-intensity production of American Idiot, propelled by a powerful young cast and in-your-face staging and design.”

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Tunny Hasani Allen
Heather Molly Janiga
Whatshername Eben Logan
St. Jimmy Christian Montgomery
Johnny Harrison Smith
Will Josh Sticklin
Extraordinary Girl Chani Wereley
Favorite Son/Ensemble Tiziano D’Affuso
Dance Captain/Ensemble Melrose Pyne
Rachel Barlaam, Ricky Drummond, Willie Garner, Lawrence Hailes, Emily Madden, Amy Maniscalco, Stephen Russell Murray, Sarah Anne Sillers, Patricia Targete
Swing Stephanie Leonardi

Production Team

Director Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea
Assistant Director Brandon McCoy
Music Director Jake Null
Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations Tom Kitt
Choreographer Rachel Leigh Dolan
Assistant Choreographer Alison Crosby
Stage Managers Alexis Hartwick and Nikki Hoffpauir
Set Designer Matthew Keenan
Properties and Set Dressing Designer Carol Baker
Light Designer Allan Sean Weeks
Projection Designer Patrick Lord
Sound Designer Tony Angelini
Costume Designer Deb Sevigny
Hair and Makeup Designer Craig Miller
Dramaturg Lauren Miller