The musical, “American Idiot”, which includes the music of Green Day, is going on a countrywide tour this fall. There have been no dates or venues released for the production, which garnered two Tony Awards in 2010 and a Grammy Award for “Best Musical Show Album” in 2011.
The producers of the musical indicated that they are ready to cast both female and male rock singers who are approximately 20 years old. They will hold open auditions in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, and Toronto.
The casting agents for the show said, “All hopefuls should bring a recent picture, resume and prepare a short rock song. A piano accompanist will be provided. Men who play the guitar should bring one and accompany themselves.” The auditions in Los Angeles will be held in North Hollywood at the Debbie Reynolds Studio on March 5.
“American Idiot” debuted to an international audience in 2009 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre prior to making its way to Broadway the following year. Green Day tunes that are on the albums “21st Century Breakdown” and “American Idiot” are featured in the show. The storyline follows three friends who have been extremely affected by religion, war, and other influences.
In the Broadway production, Michael Esper, John Gallagher Jr., and Stark Sands played the roles of the three friends. Lead singer of Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, will be in the production until Sunday.
Charles McNulty, a theater critic for the Times, said the show was “kinetically entertaining,” however he thought that the main roles “never became characters.”