‘Green Day’s American Idiot’ @ Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall

SP_AmIdiot_05Jan. 29-30

Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall

501 W. Main St. • 584-7777


$25+; 7:30 p.m.

In 1994, Green Day brought its snotty pop-punk to the mainstream with “Longview,” an anthem of boredom-fueled masturbation. And now Green Day has inspired a Broadway musical, which is to say that something doesn’t add up. Ah well, the band’s wildly successful album American Idiot provides the soundtrack here, and according to press materials, the musical “tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia,” a quest that “leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season.” So, is the metaphorical suicide and ultimate alienation left out of this version? Regardless, the musical has gotten excellent reviews by the likes of The New York Times, and it will be here for only two days. You know you want to. —Kevin Gibson

One Comment

  1. Laurie Berry
    Posted January 31, 2014 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Saw this play last nite! Great work! Choreography, Sound, Lighting! Vocals! Great performance! Such energy! Who would of ever thought words from songs could be put together in such an enlighting way!

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