Tickets on Sale for Un-Common's National Non-Equity Premiere of AMERICAN IDIOT
Tickets are now available for the National Non-Equity Premiere of "American Idiot", presented by The Un-Common Theatre Company at the Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro on July 17-20, 2014! This production marks Un-Common's Young Adult Company's tenth year of offering current, cutting-edge theatre to our community and features a cast of high school and college students. Tickets may be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/741181.
Based on Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, "American Idiot" chronicles the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. Johnny (Charlie Losiewicz, Mansfield, MA), Will (Tucker Still, Mansfield, MA), and Tunny (Noah Bridgestock, Pawtucket, RI), childhood friends, long to escape their unhappy, media-saturated suburban lives, but pregnancy, drugs and the military keep them from pursuing the lives they are destined to lead. The story follows each of their paths of discovery encountering such memorable characters as the drug dealing St. Jimmy (Ian Simpson, Franklin, MA), the rebellious activist Whatsername (AlexaLieberthal, Wrentham, MA), Heather (Casey May, Easton, MA), Will's long-time girlfriend, and Tunny's wartime love interest, Extraordinary Girl (Jenna Corcoran, Milton, MA).
A critical smash on Broadway and in London, this politically charged show is about the conflict between love and rage - a tale about self-destructive rebellion andthe striving to change into a better self in a better world through ethical choices. "American Idiot" weaves a touching story that promises to leave a lasting impression on all who witness it.
Un-Common's production brings together the talents of Un-Common veteran Director Christa Crewdson (Arlington, MA), Music Director Esther Zabinski (Providence, RI), and Choreographer Olivia Moriarty (Framingham, MA).
The cast of twenty-six includes:
From Attleboro, MA: Matthew Corbett (Men's Ensemble)
From Auburn, MA: Paul Bleau (Men's Ensemble)
From Easton, MA: Casey May (Heather)
From Franklin, MA: Casey Capobianco (Ensemble), Ian Simpson (St. Jimmy)
From Mansfield, MA: Katie Armstrong (Featured Dancer/Dance Captain), Tim Doherty (Men's Ensemble), Anna Ferrari (Ensemble), Matt Garvin (Dustin), Charlie Losiewicz (Johnny), Olivia Losiewicz (Featured Dancer), Derek Lynch (Men's Ensemble), Tucker Still (Will)
From Milton, MA: Jenna Corcoran (Extraordinary Girl), Mary Herbert (Women's Ensemble/Featured Dancer)
From Norfolk, MA: Holden Cooper (Ensemble), Olivia Pickard (Featured Dancer)
From Norton, MA: Abby Sitte (Women's Ensemble/Featured Dancer)
From Sharon, MA: Alice Kerber (Featured Dancer)
From Uxbridge, MA: Sun-Mee Kasper (Ensemble)
From West Newton, MA: Tynan Friend (Favorite Son)
From Wrentham, MA: Alexa Lieberthal (Whatshername), Rebecca Schild (Ensemble)
From North Smithfield, RI: Jen Spirito (Featured Dancer/Dance Captain), Joe Spirito (Rock & Roll Boyfriend)
From Pawtucket, RI: Noah Bridgestock (Tunny)
Performances are Thursday, July 17th at 7:30 pm, Friday, July 18th at 7:30 pm, Saturday, July 19th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, July 20th at 2:00 pm at the Orpheum Theatre, One School Street, Foxboro, MA. Pre-Sale Tickets are $17 for Adults and $12 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or on line at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/741181. Because of the subject matter, this show is recommended for ages 15 and above. Tickets purchased at the door are $20 for Adults and $15 for Students and Seniors. For Un-Common Members, group sales or handicapped seating please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"American Idiot" continues Un-Common's Young Adult Company's mission to present unique opportunities for cast and audiences alike to experience provocative, cutting-edge theatre in our community. Past shows have included the Moss Hart Award winning "Rent - School Edition", the national non-equity premiere of "Spring Awakening" as well as edgy dramas such as "Assasins","Tommy", "Bat Boy" and "Anyone Can Whistle".
The Un-Common Theatre Co. is currently in its 34th season of providing a creative place for children, adolescents and adults to develop life skills through exposure to the professional theatrical experience. For more information about the Un-Common Theatre Co. and "American Idiot" please visit their website at www.uncommontheatre.org.
This program is supported in part by grants from the Foxboro, Mansfield, Norfolk, Sharon and Wrentham Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.