A critical smash on Broadway and in London, the two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical American Idiot will be in residence at the intimate UNLV Judy Bayley Theatre Oct. 21-Nov. 9 as the Broadway director and designers work with UNLV students in reworking their tour.
In addition, two special performances benefiting the Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9. Tickets are just $30; $25 for students, seniors, and military.
American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season.
Based on Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. The result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares "thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I've seen this year!"
Featuring the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the blockbuster title track, American Idiot features the music of Green Day and the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, direction by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Black Watch), music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), Tony Award-winning set design by Christine Jones and Tony Award-winning lighting design by Kevin Adams.
For show times and tickets, visit pac.unlv.edu or call 895-ARTS (2787).
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 27,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.