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American Idiot The Musical

The Australian production of Green Day's American Idiot, the high-octane rock musical, is touring Australia nationally in January 2018.

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An explosion of energy and rock! Photo: Dylan Evans

Following critical and audience acclaim at its Australian premiere in Brisbane earlier this year, this multi-Helpmann Award® nominated show is now set to melt faces and hearts across the country. And we cannot wait!

The tour plays strictly limited seasons and kicks off at the Sydney Opera House from 11 January, Adelaide Festival Centre's Her Majesty's Theatre from 19 January, Crown Theatre Perth from 2 February, Melbourne's Comedy Theatre from 23 February, Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane from 13 April, and Darwin Entertainment Centre from 3 May 2018.

Aside from the rock score, this musical is one that will attract some first-time theatre-goers, and feature some of the country's most loved rock and roll and music theatre performers.

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Phil Jamieson in the role of St Jimmy. Photo: Dylan Evans

Returning to the rebellious and charismatic role of St Jimmy is Grinspoon's enigmatic frontman, Phil Jamieson. As the voice and face of Grinspoon, Jamieson fronted one of the most popular Australian bands of the last two decades. Earlier this year Grinspoon announced the celebration of 20 years since their first album Guide to Better Living and this saw them back on the road playing to adoring sold-out crowds across the country.

Internationally, the role of St Jimmy has been played rotationally by rock personalities including: Billie Joe Armstrong, Melissa Etheridge, Chris Cheney and Phil Jamieson.

One of the refreshing things about American Idiot is that while it is certainly Musical Theatre, it challenges the traditional rules in both form and execution and it's been extended to the casting. This musical is going to be wild!

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Phoebe Panaretos will reprise her role as Whatsername. Photo: Dylan Evans

Phoebe Panaretos will reprise her unanimously-praised performance as Whatsername which earned her a 2017 Helpmann Award® nominee for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical.

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Sarah McLeod and Adalita will share the role of St Jimmy. Photo: Dylan Evans

Sharing the role of St Jimmy are two of Australia's most-loved rock chicks, multi-ARIA Award winner, singer/songwriter and guitarist Sarah McLeod from The Superjesus and nationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist Adalita from Magic Dirt.

Winner of two Tony Awards® and the 2010 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot features every song from Green Day's iconic album American Idiot as well as several songs from their follow up release, 21st Century Breakdown. This album not only defined Green Day as a band but also gave a voice to a generation waiting for the opportunity to let their hair down and embrace their youth and individuality.

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A highly energetic Australian cast. Photo: Dylan Evans

Developed by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer, American Idiot boldly took the American musical in a new direction, capturing not just the sound of a generation, but also the frustrations, fears, dreams and challenges of life in the media- saturated, post 9/11 era.

It tells the story of three lifelong friends who are grappling with the decision to either challenge the status quo and break out of their aimless rut or to remain in the safe confines of their urban existence. Their quest for true meaning in a world full of violence and dissolution leads them on a journey of self-discovery, heartache and revelation.

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Phoebe Panaretos and cast. Photo: Dylan Evans

American Idiot channels the grungy spirit of punk while also plucking at the heartstrings. This musical is definitely causing a 'shake and stir'.

This production suits all ages and will be the hottest ticket in town. Get in quick as it's only touring for a short season. Tickets now on sale.
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Why? Bringing musicals into the 21st century.
When: January and February 2018
Where: Touring nationally
Cost: Varies
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