American Idiot Audition Announcement

American Idiot Audition Announcement
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Landmark Student Theatre is pleased to announce that it will be holding auditions for their teen show, AMERICAN IDIOT, on Sunday, May 26th and Tuesday, May 28th in the Lena Morton Gallery. LCT will be holding auditions for AMERICAN IDIOT on May 26th at 6pm and May 28th at 7pm in the Lena Morton Gallery located on Level 3 of the Thomaston Opera House. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 pm. Rhiannon Carta will direct and choreograph, with music direction by Meric Martin. The show dates are August 8, 9, 10 at 8:00 pm for a total of 3 performances. Rehearsals will begin on June 3rd and continue to be held three times a week. Rehearsal days are tentatively scheduled for Saturday afternoon and Monday and Thursday evenings. Times and days may fluctuate depending on cast/crew availability.  
Auditioners are asked to arrive promptly and wear comfortable clothing they can dance in. Group choreography will be taught at the beginning of auditions, followed by individual music auditions. Auditioners are asked to prepare a fully memorized rock oriented song in the style of the show. Songs from AMERICAN IDIOT will be allowed. Sheet music is not required if auditioning with a song from the show. Additional vocalizing may also be a part of the audition to determine vocal range and harmonizing skills. An accompanist will be provided; no recorded accompaniment is permitted. Age to audition is between 14-19 years old. A minimal fee is required if accepted into the show. This production contains mature content and language. Parental permission is required if cast. 
 
Plot Summary: LCT’s Student Theatre presents a coming-of-age rock opera based on millennium punk rock band, Green Day’s, Grammy award winning album. 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.  

Character Breakdown:

  • Johnny - The self-proclaimed "Jesus of Suburbia." Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs.
  • Tunny - Johnny's friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny's ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream.
  • Will - Johnny's friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships.
  • St. Jimmy - Johnny's alter ego. Known as the "city badass." An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername.
  • Heather - A girl in Suburbia and Will's girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him.
  • Whatsername - A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction.
  • Extraordinary Girl - A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war.
  • Ensemble - The Men (Carson, Daniel, Brandon, John, Jamal, Dustin, Jared); The Women (Chelsea, Ashley, Aurie)


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