Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT

AMERICAN IDIOT was recorded as a "punk rock opera" and won a Grammy in 2005 before it was adapted into an award-winning Broadway musical in 2009. Previews were Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24 at 7:30pm. Opening is Saturday, June 25 at 7:30, and this limited run engagement of ten performances continues through Saturday, July 23. BroadwayWorld has a look at the production - scroll down to see photos!

Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of Johnny, Tunny, and Will who struggle to find and make meaning in a seemingly meaningless world. Johnny flees the constraints of his hometown, lured by the possibilities of a new life in the big city; Tunny joins the armed forces; and Will gets trapped in a stultifying suburban lifestyle that his friends have abandoned. This adrenaline-fueled rock opera relies on the music and lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to tell the story. In Firehouse's production, the ensemble of ten performers will also be the band and will accompany themselves.

The ensemble of AMERICAN IDIOT includes John Mincks (Johnny/Guitar), Mike Bamford (Tunny/Guitar), Ben Wilson (Will/Guitar/Violin), Anna Rose (Whatsername/
Guitar/Viola), Kelsey Cordrey (Heather/Ukulele), Rachel Hindman (St. Jimmy/Drums), Katy Burke (Extraordinary Girl/Bass Guitar), Starlet Knight (Ensemble/Keyboard), Chandler Matkins (Ensemble/Drums), and Caleb Wade (Ensemble/Bass Guitar). The production team includes Adam B. Ferguson (Director), Matt Koon (Musical Director), Kate Belleman (Choreographer), Dylan Bollinger (Scenic Designer), Andrew Bonniwell (Lighting Designer), Tad Burrell (Sound Designer), Jenna Mannix (Projections/Media Designer), Emily Atkins (Costume Designer), Daniel Burgess (Props Master), AnDrew Scott (Production Stage Manager), Holly Rice and Sam Sweat (Assistant Stage Managers), and Travis Stoy (Production Assistant).

TICKET INFORMATION
Box Office: (804) 355-2001
www.firehousetheatre.org
http://americanidiotrva.bpt.me
Full Price Tickets: $15 - $25
All performances are at 7:30PM
Free parking across the street at Lowe's

Photo Credit: Bill Sigafoos unless otherwise noted

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Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT
Katy Burke, Mike Bamford, Chandler Matkins, John Mincks, Kelsey Cordrey, Ben Wilson, Caleb Wade

Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT
John Mincks, Caleb Wade, Ben Wilson, Mike Bamford. Photo Credit: Andrew Bonniwell

Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT
Anna Rose

Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT
Kelsey Cordrey, Anna Rose, Katy Burke, John Mincks

Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT
John Mincks, Anna Rose. Photo Credit: Andrew Bonniwell

Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT
John Mincks, Rachel Hindman, Caleb Wade, Anna Rose, Katy Burke, Mike Bamford, Ben Wilson, Kelsey Cordrey

Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT
Chandler Matkins, Ben Wilson, Katy Burke

Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT
John Mincks


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