Monday, December 17, 7 pm
The award-winning Company Theatre announces non-equity open call auditions for the Tony Award® winning hit musical Green Day’s American Idiot on Monday, December 17, 7 pm, The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 7 pm. American Idiot book and lyrics are by Billie Joe Armstrong, with additional book by Michael Mayer, music and lyrics by Green Day. The show is directed and choreographed by Corinne M. Mason with music direction by Steve Bass. All roles are open for casting. Further information will be available at auditions.
A critical smash on Broadway and in London, two-time Tony Award® winning hit musical Green Day’s American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award® winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown, including “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, “21 Guns”, “Wake Me Up When September Ends”, “Holiday”, and the blockbuster title track, “American Idiot”.
American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the storyline. American Idiot is a high-concept show with strong social messages and endless creative possibilities.
Character Descriptions and Vocal Ranges
Johnny – Male, age 20 to 30, vocal range B2 to B4
The self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia.” Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs.
Tunny – Male, age 20 to 30, vocal range D3 to B4
Johnny’s friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny’s ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream.
Will – Male, age 20 to 30, vocal range C#3 to A4
Johnny’s friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships.
St. Jimmy – Any Gender, age 20+ vocal range C3 to F#5
Johnny’s alter ego. Known as the “city badass.” An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername.
Heather – Female, age 20 to 30, vocal range A3 to E5
A girl in Suburbia and Will’s girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him.
Whatsername – Female, age 20 to 30, vocal range F#3 to D#5
A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction.
Extraordinary Girl – Female, age 20 to 35, vocal range Bb3 to E5
A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. She later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war.
Ensemble – 8 strong singer-movers.
Audition candidates should be strong singer-movers, arrive prepared to sing a song from the show in the show key, or a song in a similar musical theater style. Candidates are encouraged to dress appropriately for movement. Actors are advised to bring a headshot or snapshot, a resume is helpful, but not required. The score will be available, and an audition accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals are held Monday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons beginning Thursday, January 3.
Performances of American Idiot are held on select dates from February 8 through 17, from Thursday through Sunday, evening and matinee performances are available. Tickets are available for $44. Family and Friends Fridays offers the limited quantity purchase of four or more tickets for Friday performances at $38 per ticket by calling or visiting the box office in person only. For a complete performance schedule or to order tickets, please visit www.companytheatre.com.
For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.