The Sound of Disenchantment is Punk
In many ways, this is a recurring theme in any generation: the youth feeling cynical and jaded by the present world that surrounds them. They want change. They want more. So they go out in search for it. While they say it’s not the destination but the journey, sometimes the journey can break or change you, and therein lays hope.
It’s a story fit for the rage and kinetic energy of punk rock music. Framed within the story of three suburban youths in “Jingletown, USA,” we follow Johnny, Will, and Tunny as they leave the comforts of suburbia and face reality head on. It’s a story of disillusionment, drugs, war, and broken relationships. But it’s also a story about love, dreams, change, healing and hope.
This is American Idiot, the 2010 Tony award nominee for Best Musical. The critically acclaimed show brought home Tony Awards for Best Musical Scenic Design and Best Musical Lighting Design. It also earned a Grammy award for Best Musical Show.
American Idiot is a punk rock musical with book by Michael Mayer and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, and with music and lyrics by Green Day. The musical is based on Green Day’s number one comeback album of the same name, which sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
American Idiot in Manila
9 Works Theatrical, which brought unforgettable and award-winning shows such as La Cage aux Folles and Grease, and now, in partnership with Globe Telecom, is proud to bring you Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT. The musical will open at the new Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, an open air rock opera featuring the country’s most sought after rock stars and theater actors. The show will bring the spirit and the energy of disenchanted youth searching for the meaning of life with some of the best songs of Green Day’s career, including 21 Guns, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, and Wake Me Up When September Ends.