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Auditions for Green Day’s American Idiot

July 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - July 20, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

F&C is pleased to announce auditions for the rock musical American Idiot by Green Day!

This two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical is based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album and boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men 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 by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line.

Auditions will be held at the Allegany Arts Council on July 19th and 20th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Those auditioning will be asked to sing and perform a short dance combination.

Audition Guidelines:

**Please bring a song in the style of, but not from the show, that showcases your voice and range. If we would like you to sing for a specific role, we will ask you to do so after your initial audition. See list below for specific character descriptions and songs.
**Please dress in clothes and shoes that you can easily move in. This will help with the dance audition. Dance shoes are not necessary – tennis shoes are fine.
**We will gladly see walk-ins, but in the interest of time, we would like to schedule people in blocks, so please email us at frontandcentrestage@gmail.com for a specific time slot.

The show will be performed September 9th – 11th and 16th – 18th at the Cumberland Theatre and Creative Arts Center. The show is being directed by Kimberli Rowley with music direction by Daniel Chambers and choreography by Brittany Eberly. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the director at 301.268.3724.

Character Descriptions

JOHNNY – The self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia.” Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs.
Please be familiar with the following songs: Boulevard of Broken Dreams, When September Ends, Whatshername

WILL – Johnny’s friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships.
Please be familiar with the following songs: Give Me Novacaine, When September Ends

TUNNY – Johnny’s friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny’s ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream.
Please be familiar with the following songs: Are We the Waiting, Extraordinary Girl, When September Ends

ST. JIMMY – Johnny’s alter ego. Known as the “city badass.” An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername. This role can be played by a male or female.
Please be familiar with the following songs: St. Jimmy, Last Night on Earth

WHATSERNAME – A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction.
Please be familiar with the following songs: 21 Guns, Letterbomb

HEATHER – A girl in Suburbia and Will’s girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him.
Please be familiar with the following songs: Dearly Beloved, Last Night on Earth

EXTRAORDINARY GIRL – A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war.
Please be familiar with the following songs: Extraordinary Girl, 21 Guns

Supporting/Ensemble Roles

THEO – Will’s friend.
Please be familiar with the song Too Much Too Soon

ALYSHA – Heather’s friend.
Please be familiar with the song Too Much Too Soon

FAVORITE SON – All American Service Man that appears in a cheesy television ad for the armed forces.
Please be familiar with the song Favorite Son

ROCK & ROLL BOYFRIEND – Heather’s new boyfriend. A rock star.
Please be familiar with the song Rock & Roll Boyfriend

PLEASE NOTE that the ensemble is a very large part of this show and will be featured throughout. There are opportunities for everyone in the show to shine.

Details

Start:
July 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
End:
July 20, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Venue

The Allegany Arts Council
9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States