American Idiot

The Smash Musical by Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day

“A visceral and impassioned theatrical experience” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“Succeeding where Broadway failed” – Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“An impressive, immersive underground-style gig” – Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago

Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
Music by Green Day, Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
Directed by Steven Wilson
Musical Direction by Andra Velis Simon
Choreography by Katie Spelman


The cast includes Isa Arciniegas (Ensemble, Drums), Marcos Barnes (Ensemble, Bass, Drums, Guitar), Becca Brown (Extraordinary Girl, Bass, Guitar), Elisa Carlson (Ensemble, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Violin), Jay W. Cullen (Will, Guitar), Whitney Dottery (Ensemble, Keyboard), Dakota Hughes (Ensemble, Keyboard), Brian Keys (Favorite Son , Keyboard), Michael Kurowski (Ensemble, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard), Luke Linsteadt (Johnny, Guitar), Alex Madda (Heather, Keyboard), Aubrey McGrath (Ensemble), Steven Perkins (Tunny, Guitar), David Daniel Smith (Rock and Roll Boyfriend, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard), Janelle Villas (Ensemble, Keyboard), Malic White (St. Jimmy), Krystal Worrell (Whatshername, Keyboard), and Alexander Zukoff (Ensemble, Guitar).

Understudies: Tyler Brown, Elisa Carlson, Jeremy Gentry, Dakota Hughes, Michael Kurowski, Aubrey McGrath, Janelle Villas and Alexander Zukoff.

The creative team includes: Pat Fries (Production Manager), Heather Gilbert (Lighting Designer), Mieka van der Ploeg (Costume Designer), Joe Schermoly (Scenic Designer), Linda Sherfick (Properties Designer), Rick Sims (Rick Sims), and Gabby Welsh (Stage Manager).

Production team includes: Alyson Kulin (Assistant Stage Manager), John Kelly (Associate Lighting Designer, Master Electrician), Danny Spagnuolo (Assistant Choreographer), Rebecca Adelsheim (Assistant Director, Dramaturg), Spencer Meeks (Associate Musical Director), Alec Klimson (Sound Engineer), Ivy Reid (Assistant Master Electrician), Coco Ree Lemery (Scenic Painter), Chloe Gingold (Paint Assistant), Sarah Dallaire (Assistant Production Manager), Satoe Nagasaka (Wardrobe Supervisor), Charlotte Lastra (Run Crew), Steven Wilson (Casting Director), David Rosenberg (Publicity), Jenifer Dorman (Graphic Designer), Josh Weinstein (Marketing Manager) and Tien Doman (General Manager). 

Press Coverage:

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Sun-Times

TimeOut Chicago