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American Idiot
Ballyhoo Theatre

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  • American Idiot
  • Ballyhoo Theatre
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Edmonds, WA
  • Project Begins: Jun 17, 2019
  • Project Ends: Jul 21, 2019
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  • Contact Person: Shileah Corey
  • Primary Phone: 4253450991
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    4302 224th Pl. SW
    MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA 98043


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    Prefered method of submission: Email

Tuition based Educational Theatre.

The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day's American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny's attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to execute the story line. American Idiot is a high-concept show with strong social messages and endless creative possibilities, and Ballyhoo is very excited to present this exciting show.

Please be advised that this production contains strong language and explores mature themes. American Idiot is rated PG-15 for frank depictions/discussions of: politics, sex, drug use, profanity, war, and death.

Ages 15-20 (younger/older with permission.) Acceptance into the intensive is by audition only.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Johnny
The self-proclaimed "Jesus of Suburbia." Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs. Vocal range top: B4, Vocal range bottom: B2

Tunny
Johnny's friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny's ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream. Vocal range top: B4, Vocal range bottom: D3

Will
Johnny's friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships. Vocal range top: A4, Vocal range bottom: C#3

St. Jimmy
Johnny's alter ego. Known as the "city badass." An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername. Vocal range top: F#5, Vocal range bottom: C3

Heather
A girl in Suburbia and Will's girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him. Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: A3

Whatsername
A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction.
Vocal range top: D#5, Vocal range bottom: F#3

Extraordinary Girl
A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war. Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Ensemble – A very active Ensemble of all genders.

Audition/Interview Dates:
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Audition Requirements:
Initial auditions: May 23-25. Prepare a verse/chorus (no longer than 2 minutes) of a musical theatre rock song or rock song (Panic at the Disco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc) and a one minute monologue. Please email for an audition appointment. For those away at college, a video submission is acceptable. Callbacks will be May 31-June 1. Most rehearsals will be at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Performance venue is Edmonds Community College Black Box Theatre. For more information/audition appointments email ballyhoo.theatre@gmail.com

Monetary compensation:
Tuition based educational theatre.

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