Green Day’s American Idiot
McLean Community Players’ production of the Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day’s American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning album, opens Friday July 21, 2023, and runs weekends through July 30.
This high-intensity rock opera includes every song from Green Day’s album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. It tells the story of three friends, Johnny, Tunny, and Will, who struggle to escape the torturous routine of their lives in suburbia. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths quickly diverge when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to family responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship.
With music by Green Day, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, and a book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, American Idiot relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to tell the story. Details at www.McLeanPlayers.org