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Follow Jaston back to his West Texas childhood and the psychotic family Christmases known as “Blood and Holly”, or his Boy Scout troop, where the main activities were smoking, gambling, and sleeping late, and finally, join an excursion gone haywire in Guatemala as he tries to outrun gangs of armed hostage-taking subversives, chasing him down a steaming, rumbling volcano.

Broadway Idiot

broadway idiot

Texas Performing Arts and Broadway in Austin presents

Friday, January 10th
Doors @ 6:30pm | Show @ 7:00pm
Stateside at The Paramount 

FREE screening - open to the public. 

Billie Joe Armstrong never – ever – thought he would end up doing a musical on Broadway.  Broadway is a long way from punk rock mosh pits and singing to thousands of Green Day fans in stadiums around the world. So when Tony Award winning director, Michael Mayer, suggested turning Green Day’s mega-hit album, American Idiot, into a staged musical, something strange and wonderful was bound to happen.  No one, however, could have guessed what, and so following Billie Joe Armstrong into this strange world of theater became the subject of our film:  Broadway Idiot.

But from the start, filming the story was never going to be easy. Even getting cameras inside a Broadway rehearsal room is hard.   Actors unions have long limited access to them, and for good reason, the actor’s rehearsals are the time to “find their performance” or in other words, it’s a time for them to take some risks experimenting with different ways to sing or act a scene with the hopes of discovering the best way to do it.  All of this experimentation is a necessary part of the process of theater to develop performances that are stage worthy, but the problem is that experimenting like that means making mistakes and potentially looking or sounding bad.   Few artists, of any medium, are eager to put their “sketches” out for public display, so if you bring cameras into the rehearsal room – and record some of those “mistakes” or early drafts –  are you violating that sacred space?   Or worse, getting in the way of the process itself.

Don’t miss this FREE screening, first come, first seated! View the trailer here.

See the live performance JANUARY 14-19 – BASS CONCERT HALL
Tickets Available Here

A critical smash on Broadway and in London, the two-time Tony Award® winning hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Steven Hoggett (Once) and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!”