Clarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is turning up the volume this Friday, April 29th at 8:00pm when CDE Lightband presents Green Day’s “American Idiot!”. In keeping with our traditional opening night pay-what-you-can tradition, all tickets remaining at the box office will go on sale at 7:30pm Friday evening for a $5.00 minimum donation.
Struggling to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, Johnny (Joseph Spinelli), Tunny (Charles Walljasper Robinson) and Will (Ryan Alvarado) 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 familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided between a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship.Philadelphia-based choreographer Jenn Rose — who graced us with her talents last season for Mary Poppins — has returned to work alongside director Tom Thayer to bring to life this energy-fueled rock opera of youthful disillusion based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album and written by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer.
Many thanks go out to our friends at CDE Lightband for an impressive multimedia installation and the APSU Department of Art + Design for our amazing set!
And did we mention our live band? Get ready to rock out to such Green Day hits as “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends” and “Holiday,” as performed by Tom Thayer on keyboard, Jarrod Jackson on guitar, John Waddle on bass, and Thad Wallus on drums.
“American Idiot!”, which also features Patrick Beasley, Ryan Bowie, Michael C. Brown, Allison Ferebee, Alyssa V. Gomez, Allison Kelly, Leigh Martha Klinger, Sarita Amani Nash, Emily Rourke and Chris Shore, plays the following dates and times:
Friday, April 29th at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 30th at 8:00pm
Thursday, May 5th at 7:00pm
Friday, May 6th at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 7th at 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00pm
Thursday, May 12th at 7:00pm
Friday, May 13th at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 14th at 8:00pm
Warning: This production is recommended for mature audiences only, due to profanity, simulated drug use, sexual situations and loud punk rock music (earplugs will be available at the bar). Running time is approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
Tickets are $25.00 and may be purchased online via the below button, by phone at 931.645.7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). Active duty military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Wednesday and Thursday performances.
This production is made possible in part through the generous support of CDE Lightband. Additional funding support has been provided by Jill T. Crow and Nancy Ladd.
The Roxy Regional Theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Clarksville, TN.