As long as I’m hyping my blog friends, I thought I give a shout out to MyCrazyMusicBlog, and his work with the Berkeley Rep. From Sept. 4th – November 1st, the Berkeley Rep will be showcasing American Idiot, based off Green Day’s album in collaboration with Michael Mayer. Here is a brief synopsis:
Green Day won two Grammys for its multi-platinum album American Idiot, which sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Now those searing songs seize the stage with the director behind Spring Awakening, the groundbreaking musical that earned eight Tony Awards and enthralled audiences around the world. American Idiot follows working-class characters from the suburbs to the city to the Middle East, as they seek redemption in a world filled with frustration. This high-octane show features every track from the album, plus several new tunes from Green Day’s newest release, 21st Century Breakdown. With an on-stage band and a cast of 19, American Idiot will take you on an exhilarating journey borne along by Green Day’s electrifying songs.
The performance sounds extremely interesting, so definitely take a look if you can.