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American Idiot

Oct 16, 2015 to Oct 25, 2015
Music by Green Day; Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong; Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
Directed by: 
John Cameron
Mabie Theatre


About American Idiot

Link to a Daily Iowan article and video.

Link to a Press Citzen article and photos.

The raucous, award winning, rock and roll spectacular, American Idiot, is coming to the Mabie Stage at the University of Iowa! The punk musical chronicles the journey of three young men as they search for meaning in a hypocritical world. A compelling story, unforgettable music, and thrilling movement fill this anthem for a new generation.

American Idiot contains material that may be offensive or inappropriate for some individuals. Please be advised that graphic language, the depiction of drug use, and sexual content are all a part of this production. This production uses aggressive reoccurring strobe effects and theatrical haze.

American Idiot is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel.: (212) 541-4684. Fax: (212) 397-4684.

The opening number of AMERICAN IDIOT


Listing of Cast for American Idiot. Column one has the Role and column two has the name of the person playing that role.
Role Name
Johnny Aaron Brewer
Tunny Sage Spiker*
Will Skyler Matthias*
St. Jimmy Christopher Matheson*
Whatsername Niki-Charisse Franco*
The Extraordinary Girl Madeline Ascherl*
Heather Maya Bassuk*
Alysha Sydney Alexander*
Brian Brian Canchola*
Sweetie Ariel Davis*
Chase Vince Doud*
Janet Rachele Ekstrand*
Joshua/Favorite Son Yannik Encarnacao*
Leslie McKenna Goodman*
Gerard/Rock & Roll Boyfriend Kit Grassi*
Theo Adam Koob*
Mary Megan Kordick*
Libby Rachel Sather*
Christina Jenna Smithson*
Declan Tyler Stone*
Brad Damitri Taylor*
Ben Chris Walbert*
Diana Anna Wells*
Rebecca Paige Boche*

Niki-Charisse Franco plays Whatsername

Artistic Team

Listing of Artistic Team for American Idiot. Column one has the staff position title and column two has the name of the staff member.
Role Name
Direction John Cameron**
Choreography John Cameron**, Alvon Reed**
Musical Director Frankie Rose*
Scenic Designer R. Eric Stone***
Assistant Scenic Designer Lucas P. Ingram
Lighting/Media Designer Bryon Winn***
Assistant Lighting Designer Alex Casillas
Costume Designer Loyce Arthur***
Assistant Costume Designer Ruben Lebron Villegas
Assistant Costume Designer Hayley Ryan
Sound Designer Bri Atwood
Silks Choreography Michelle Greensmith
Fight Choreography Paul Kalina**
Vocal Coach Anne Marie Nest**
Stage Manager Kelsey Petersen
Assistant Stage Manager Nathan Brauner
Assistant Stage Manager Alison Kochman**

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
**Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
***Member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829.


Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Production Photos

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