Licensing Company: MTI
Green Day’s powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion.
This licensed orchestration is based on the 2011 US National Tour.
This show is orchestrated to be player-conducted from the Keyboard/Conductor Score. There is only a single keyboard in this show and it has some light programming throughout.
The Keyboard/Conductor score is primarily piano and accordion. The accordion bits are meant to be played on a real instrument although KeyboardTEK has provided an authentic accordion patch in our programming for those theaters that do not have access to an MD or keyboardist who can double on the real thing. Aside from acoustic piano and accordion, some of the other patches include glock, “trippy” strings, B3 Organ, Wurlitzer, Organ, Middle Eastern Strings, Synth Pad, chimes, and an Orchestral gliss. This book does require someone who is proficient at pop/rock groove playing and is familiar with the Green Day songs from this album.
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Book by: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
Music by: Green Day
Lyrics by: Billie Joe Armstrong
Music orchestrated by: Tom Kitt
Music arranged by: Tom Kitt
Musical Director: Carmel Dean
Sound Designer: Brian Ronan
Musical Supervisor: Tom Kitt
Conducted by: Carmel Dean
Associate Conductor: Jared Stein
Keyboard/Accordion: Carmel Dean
Drums/Percussion: Trey Files
Guitar 1: Michael Aarons
Guitar 2: Alec Berlin
Bass: Dan Grennes
Violin: Cenovia Cummins
Viola: Alissa Smith
Cello: Amy Ralske
Music Preparation: Colleen Darnall
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller
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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 story line.
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