Christ Church students set to rock out in Midnite’s American Idiot production
Published on: 11 August 2022
Christ Church Grammar School students will be performing in Midnite Youth Theatre Company’s production of Green Day’s American Idiot later this month at the Main Auditorium of the Subiaco Arts Centre.
The Tony Award-winning rock opera follows three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11, Trumpian-suburbia, discovering love, loss, drugs, sex and rock and roll along the way.
American Idiot features every song from Green Day’s multi-platinum album of the same name, as well as several songs from the follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
The production brings together a talented ensemble of year 11 and 12 students from a range of schools throughout WA.
American Idiot is directed by Head of Drama and Artistic Director of Midnite, Gregory Jones, with musical direction by Jarrod Van Dort conducting an eight-person live band.
“We are excited to bring this explosive rock opera to life,” says Midnite’s Director, Gregory Jones.
“It’s a high-octane show with strong social messages that are relevant today, providing an opportunity for young people to challenge their decision making and express themselves.”
American Idiot runs from 18 to 20 August in the Main Auditorium of the Subiaco Arts Centre. Click here for tickets.
Note: the show contains coarse language and mature themes.