‘Green Day’s American Idiot’ extends through August 21 at Chance Theater
Chance Theatre, Anaheim’s official resident theater company, is thrilled to announce that the regional premiere of 2009’s punk rock opera, “Green Day’s American Idiot,” will continue through August 21 on the Cripe Stage at Bette. Aitken Theater Arts Center. Directed by James Michael McHale, choreographed by Miguel Cardenas and with musical direction by Gabrielle Maldonado, “Green Day’s American Idiot” has sold out the intimate Chance Theater since previews began July 15.
In addition to sold-out ratings, the production also received a very positive critical response, including…
OCTG RECOMMENDED! – OC Theater Guild
3.5/4 STARS! “provides the right punk grunt” – Orange County Register
RECOMMENDED! powerful production – Stage Raw
WOW! “A must see…Moving…A real feast for the eyes” – StageSceneLA
RECOMMENDED! “an adrenaline rush of a show” – Orange Curtain Review
5 out of 5 STARS! “incredibly husky and beautifully forged” – The Show Report
Director James Michael McHale joins the design team for “Green Day’s American Idiot” along with musical director Gabrielle Maldonado (Chance debut), choreographer Miguel Cardenas (“The Secret Garden”, Chance Resident Artist), set designer Kristin Campbell ( “Yellowman”), Andrea Heilman (“Yellowman”), OC Theater Guild Award-winning lighting designer, costume designer Bradley Allen Lock (“Fun Home”), sound designer Hunter Moody (“Edges”), designer Ovation Award-winning projection artist Nick Santiago (“Sweat”), and stage manager Cynthia C. Espinoza (“Striking 12”).
The cast of “Green Day’s American Idiot” will feature a mix of newcomers and returning actors – Jared Machado (“Next to Normal”) will play Johnny, Eric Dobson (Chance debut) is Tunny, Christopher Diem (“James and The Giant Peach, “Chance Resident Artist) is Will, Erika Mireya Cruz (Chance debut) plays Whatsername, Angie Chavez (“Next to Normal”) is Heather, Dagmar Marshall-Michelson (Chance debut) will play St. Jimmy, Kristin O ‘Connell (“The Secret Garden”) plays Extraordinary Girl, and Jack Aitken, Sophia Barajas and Wyatt Hatfield make their Chance debuts as an ensemble.
The executive producers of “Green Day’s American Idiot” are Rachelle Menaker and Eddie Schuller. Bette & Wylie Aitken are producers for the entire 2022 season and The Family of Mary Kay Fyda-Mar are associate producers for the season.