American Idiot Reviews
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Mike from Atlanta, Georgia
A PROPER ROCK MUSICAL
Disclaimer: My wife and I are mid-60's old and generally republican types. We've seen pretty much everything. We both loved it. We went there expecting a rock musical done by a punk-rock band, and that's what we got. I have seen some negative reviews, and I cannot believe there are people who go to a show not having any idea what to expect from a punk-rock musical. Did they not even see the title of the show? The only thing I would ding it for is that the balance between the instruments and voices leaned too much to the instruments so if you weren't familiar with the lyrics, you had no idea what they were singing much of the time. I highly recommend reading the lyrics before going if you don't already know them. At least read the wiki article. I would NOT take children: There's much drug use and some simulated sex, but mainly because they won't have the maturity to understand what's happening to the characters in a meaningful way.
Rob Pickle from Houston, Texas
First,to all the people who complained about profanity,similated drug use,sex,etc...IT WAS BASED ON A PUNK ROCK RECORD!!! I saw the show on Broadway and am very excited that it is coming to Houston. My mother doesn't like loud music,so no,I wouldn't bring her,nor would I bring a child who is unfamiliar with Green Day. If you are letting your children listen to the band,then they are already familiar with the contents of the play. If the content shocked you,then maybe a little more research on your part would have done some good.
Patricia from New Egypt, New Jersey
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
I have seen many Broadway Shows.....this is by far my favorite!! I was super excited to see it was coming to Philly! The first time I saw the show, the tickets were a gift, and I had to drag my hubby to NYC.....this time he is buying the tickets and can't wait to see it again! YES!
Anonymous from Pittsburgh, PA
Saw the show in New York two weeks after it opened. It was a very moving experience for me even though I've been a Broadway theater-goer for years. I am sorry I didn't buy a second ticket for the weekend that I was there. I am looking forward to seeing this show again when it comes to Pittsburgh. I recommend this show to anyone. Was the best theater experience I have ever had.
Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555
I didn't really want to see a play about Green Day, but I'm glad I did. The dancing and singing was amazing. Also the lights/effects were phenomenal. Although, like the previous reviewer said it is not G rated,I highly recommend it.
Anonymous from Los Angeles, California
Spectacular musical, not suggested for kids though. Maybe only mature teenagers.
Barry Hylas from Chicago, Illinois
A ROCK OPERA
This was an amazing show. It is a true Rock Opera. It is helpful to know that the Jesus of Suberbia ( Johnnie) and St Jimmie are one in the same person ( sort of a Fight Club , Edward Norton/ Brad Pitt thing). The songs are powerful and the dancing is awe inspiring. This is a truly modern, hip, musical ... Rock Opera... Like any Opera, open to interpretation in many areas. Can't wait for the proposed movie. Even if you do not know Green Days music ( which is fabulous... BillieJoe Armstrong is a poet) You Will Be Moved ...
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