Last modified: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Have the time of your life with Green Day's 'American Idiot' at IU Auditorium
WHAT: Green Day's "American Idiot"
WHEN: 8 p.m. Sept. 4 and 5
WHERE: IU Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St. in Bloomington
TICKETS: $20 to $41 for IU Bloomington students with a valid ID and $38 to $62 for the general public, on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at IUauditorium.com or in person at the IU Auditorium Box Office, as well as through Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. The IU Auditorium Box Office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 14, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- "American Idiot," the smash hit rock musical featuring the music of Green Day, will perform two shows at IU Auditorium, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, and Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Winner of a Grammy Award and two Tony Awards, "American Idiot" is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post-9/11 world. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances and the hope embodied by a new generation, "American Idiot" has given Broadway audiences the time of their lives night after night since its year run on Broadway at the St. James Theatre and its subsequent national tour, which launched December 2011 in Toronto.
"What makes 'American Idiot' so incredible is that it combines the thrill of a fully staged production with the pulse-pounding audio and visual experience of a live rock concert," IU Auditorium director Doug Booher said. "Whether or not you are familiar with Green Day's original album, 'American Idiot's' tale of friendship, young love and trying to make sense of the world we live in has something everyone can relate to. This show is emotionally charged and electrifying from beginning to end -- it is definitely not to be missed."
The musical features the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the blockbuster title track "American Idiot" from Green Day's 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day's 2009 release "21st Century Breakdown" and an unreleased love song, "When It's Time."
The show features direction by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer ("Spring Awakening"); choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett ("Black Watch"); music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt ("Next to Normal"); Tony Award-winning set design by Christine Jones; and Tony Award-winning lighting design by Kevin Adams.
IU Cinema will screen "Broadway Idiot," which follows Armstrong from a Madison Square Garden concert to the Broadway opening of "American Idiot," at 3 p.m. Sept. 4. Director Doug Hamilton is expected to introduce and discuss his film. The screening is free but ticketed. IU Cinema tickets are available at the IU Auditorium box office, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; one hour prior to any screening at the cinema; or online.
IU Auditorium and IU Residential Programs and Services will partner to present "RPS Night" for the Sept. 4 performance of "American Idiot," which will include exclusive pre- and post-show events for RPS residents. Interested students can contact their resident assistant for more information.
For more information on "American Idiot" and the rest of the 2012-13 season, visit IUauditorium.com. The website features video clips and a selection of songs from this season's performances, in addition to a direct link to the IU Auditorium Facebook and Twitter pages, whose followers receive exclusive benefits throughout the year.
"American Idiot" at IU Auditorium is sponsored by the IU Bookstore. IU Auditorium's 2012-13 season is presented by Curry Auto Center, B97, The Herald-Times and IU Residential Programs and Services.