Music By: Green Day
Lyrics By: Billie Joe Armstrong
Book By: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
Original Broadway Production Produced by:
Tom Hulce & Ira Pittelman
Ruth and Stephen Hendel
Vivek Tiwary and Gary Kaplan
Aged in Wood and Burnt Umber
Scott M. Delman
HOP Theatricals and Jeffrey Finn
Bensinger Filerman and Moellenberg Taylor
Allan S. Gordon/Elan V. McAllister
Berkeley Reparatory Theater in association with Awaken Entertainment and John Pinckard and John Domo and was originally produced by Berkeley Reparatory Theater, Berkeley, CA. Tony Taccone, Artistic Director/Susan Medak, Managing Director. Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by Tom Kitt
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com.
Any video and/or recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, (Lyrics, Book) front-man of the rock band Green Day, came of age in the underground punk scene in Berkeley. Green Day's albums include 1039/Smooth Out Slappy Hours; Kerplunk; 1994's Dookie, which sold 15 million copies and garnered their first Grammy (and inspired a raft of imitators); Insomniac; Nimrod; Warning; 2004's landmark American Idiot, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and earned seven Grammy nominations (winning two, including Best Rock Album); 21st Century Breakdown (Grammy Award, Best Rock Album); and 2012's consecutively released ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! (as well as the behind the scenes DVD, ¡Cuatro!). Last year, Armstrong and Norah Jones released Foreverly, a tribute to the Everly Brothers' 1958 Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. The Tony and Grammy winning musical American Idiot, featuring lyrics by Armstrong, music by Green Day, and a book written by Armstrong and director Michael Mayer, opened on Broadway in 2010. Throughout its run, he made cameo appearances in the role of St. Jimmy. The recent documentary, Broadway Idiot, chronicles his road to the Great White Way. Armstrong also composed the music for These Paper Bullets currently being staged at the Yale Repertory Theatre. His other film and TV credits include This is 40, Nurse Jackie, and the upcoming feature film, Like Sunday, Like Rain. www.greenday.com
Mr. Mayer made his Metropolitan Opera debut with a celebrated new production of Rigoletto. Broadway: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever; American Idiot (Drama Desk Award, Best Director); Everyday Rapture; Spring Awakening (Tony Award, Best Director/Best Musical); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award, Best Musical); Side Man (Tony Award, Best Play); A View From the Bridge (Tony Award, Best Revival); Uncle Vanya; night, Mother; After the Fall; You re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Triumph of Love. Off-Broadway: Spring Awakening, Everyday Rapture, The Illusion, Our House, 10 Million Miles, Antigone in New York, Baby Anger, The Credeaux Canvas, Stupid Kids. Film: A Home at the End of the World, Flicka. Television: Do No Harm; director and consulting producer for the first season of Smash.
Bob is thrilled to be able to bring professional theater back to Asbury Park. The founding Board President and past Artistic Director of ReVision Theater, Bob teamed up with Bill Whitefield and Board President Robert Allison to fill this huge void of theater arts in our area. Bob is a member of the Stage Director's & Choreographer's Society, Actor's Equity Association and the Screen Actor's Guild/AFTRA. He wants to thank all of our corporate sponsors and Mr. Whitefield for sharing his passion for the theater. He also wants to hug his wife, Mary Pat because he misses her and wants to thank all of his "Little Possums" (especially Shanna Dolan) of the cast for teaching him young people slang and the proper use of emoji. Slay!
Bill Whitefield is a singer, songwriter, composer, lyricist, director, arts educator and actor who hails originally from Nashville, TN. He was the Executive Director at Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan, NJ for six years. As Executive Director, he was responsible for overseeing the Production, Education, Development, Marketing & Box Office staff, and making all programming and artistic decisions. As Executive Director, he produced over 30 main stage Broadway style shows such as the New Jersey premiere of Spamalot starring Robert Johanson, Joseph….., Tuesdays with Morrie, The 1940s Radio Hour, The Music Man, Always, Patsy Cline starring Emmy Award Winner Sally Stuthers and Carter Calvert, Kids Say the Darndest Things starring Patrick Cassidy, My Fair Lady starring Glory Crampton and Robert Johanson, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Shrek, The King & I, Annie Get Your Gun and South Pacific.
For two years prior to the start of his tenure as Executive Director, he was the Director of Arts Education at the theatre where he turned the fledgling Theatre School into what is now an award-winning, first class Performing Arts Academy that serves over 400 students each year. During that time he also started the much-needed Asbury Park High School Acting Studio, which was an Algonquin Arts Theatre afterschool program that gave students the chance to appear over the course of three years in several main stage school productions such as You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Voices from the High School and Teen Scene. The program was so successful that the Asbury Park school district elected to hire a full time drama and dance teacher.
After Bill's promotion to Executive Director, he immediately began to rethink the programming of Algonquin Arts Theatre and he began involving more academy students in shows and hiring professional directors such as Robert Johanson, Jayme McDaniel and Gina Lupi to oversee the productions. The once struggling Main Stage series took on a life of its own and has since moved the theatre from a large deficit to a comfortable surplus in just five years.
For three years prior to Algonquin Arts Theatre, he was the Associate Director alongside Producing Artistic Director Bill Castellino at Western Michigan’s Cherry County Playhouse, as well as the first Director of Musical Development and a member of the Founding Board of Directors for The Genesius Guild in New York.
As a composer he collaborated with the late science fiction writer Ray Bradbury on the musical adaptation of Mr. Bradbury's short story, The Day It Rained Forever. Recently, he had the great fortune to work with fiction novelist Mary Higgins Clark on an adaptation of her new children’s book, The Magical Christmas Horse, composing the music and co-writing the lyrics with playwright Cynthia Mitchell Payne, and the show had a successful run at Algonquin Arts Theatre. At Cherry County Playhouse in Muskegon, MI, he co-composed music and lyrics along with playwright/co-lyricist/director Bill Castellino and co-composer/co-lyricist Christopher McGovern for Crash Club, a new hip-hop musical for teens that was choreographed by Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominated choreographer Joshua Bergasse. He was the composer and co-lyricist for Queen Esther, which he co-wrote with playwright Lenora Conway.
As an actor he has been seen in the lead role of Giuseppe in The Gondoliers, the role of Florian in Princess Ida, the role of Bill Bobstay in H.M.S. Pinafore and as a pirate in The Pirates of Penzance starring Hal Linden, all at City Center in New York City. He was featured in The Presidents starring Rich Little and directed by Bill Castellino, first at the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center and then at TheatreFest in Montclair, NJ. The show was later taped for TV at The Paris Theatre, Las Vegas and subsequently aired on PBS. As a commercial actor, he has appeared in several TV commercials for such companies as Letgo, YOPA (England), Benjamin Moore Paints, Office Depot among others.
In various regional theatres, he was seen as Detlef in Paper Mill Playhouse's production of The Student Prince starring Christiane Noll and directed by Robert Johanson, as well as the American in Paper Mill’s production of Rags. He played the role of John in Shenandoah alongside such cast members as James Van der Beek, Michael Park and Marc Kudisch. He has performed at other regional theatres such as Tennessee Repertory Theatre, American Stage Company, Northshore Music Theatre, Monomoy Theatre and Algonquin Arts Theatre where he played Mitch Albom in the gripping drama, Tuesdays with Morrie and Sir Robin in Spamalot.
As a songwriter he wrote the music with lyricist Nick De Biase for two songs for Centaur Records: “Every Time You’re Near” performed by Tony Award winner Alice Ripley on the CD, Utopia and “Never Letting Go” sung by Elsa Raven on the CD, Dance With Angels. He also wrote the music with lyricist Bill Castellino for Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker’s recording of “Fine” which is featured on her album, Leaving Home, produced by Christopher McGovern.
As a singer he toured from 2001 to 2018 around the globe as the Construction Worker with the World famous Village People featuring Ray Simpson, Felipe Rose, Alex Briley, Eric Anzalone, Jim Newman and Bill Whitefield.
He is a proud member of ASCAP, SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity Association and Dramatist Guild. He earned his BA in Theatre at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and currently resides with his husband Christopher Verdi in Asbury Park, NJ where he teaches voice and produces music in his home recording studio.
Remember Jones - national touring artist heralded as “New Jersey’s most ambitious song interpreter” recently guest-starred as Teen Angel in Grease at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, where he also recently sold out a string of dates as director, music director, producer, and star of BAT OUT OF HELL LIVE, the entire Meat Loaf album and more with a 16-piece band including Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Max Weinberg on drums. He has directed and produced productions of HAIR, The Rocky Horror Show, TOMMY, Ring of Fire, and more, and has performed in Evita (Che), title roles in Jekyll & Hyde, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Franknfurter in Rocky Horror, Hedwig & The Angry Inch (Hedwig, as well as director of the NJ premiere), and much more. He has shared stages with Bruce Springsteen, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, Darlene Love, Robert Randolph, Buster Poindexter, Ivan Neville, Southside Johnny, and more, and released his spin on “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?” alongside Deana Martin to celebrate her father Dean’s 100th birthday. His original music (third album to be released July 8th) and unique theatrical revues of the music of Amy Winehouse, Queen, Joe Cocker and Jeff Buckley have played nearly 40 states and countless cities, including an album release tour that continues into 2023. He is the recipient of the 2020 Artistic Achievement Award from Monmouth Arts Council. www.rememberjones.com • @RememberJones
Serena is a versatile artist. (triple threat as they say) A Broadway Performer, choreographer, dance educator and yogi! She has worked extensively all over the world. She was first inspired by her mother, Eva, a performing contortionist in the early 1930's in the German Circus. Serena's professional performing career began at the young age of ten, where she began working with multiple legends, including Ray Bolger (the Scarecrow in Oz), Gregory Hines (the famous tapper), Donald O’Connor (Singing in the Rain) and Jane Krakowski (NBC’s 30 Rock). Just google kids!! In her teens, she received a full scholarship to the New York Academy of Theatrical Arts which began her journey with her classical ballet training. Her Broadway credits include Assistant Choreographer and featured performer in Footloose. Radio City music Hall “Bernadette Peters Live”, Featured Dancer in Broadway Bares directed by Jerry Mitchell. 3 years in the National and European tour of Phantom of the Opera. Assistant Choreographer to and dancer in the Movie Rock of ages starring Tom Cruise. Serena choreographed "Panic at the disco's tour “nothing rhymes with circus” For many years she was on the faculty of Broadway dance center.
She has danced in many national commercials, such as McDonald's, Intel and E-Trade. She appeared on ABC’s “All My Children,” as well as Saturday Night Live as a Weekend Update Dancer, The Late Night Show with David Letterman and The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She was also cited as CNN's Spotlight Performer of the Week. She choreographed for the Super Bowl well remembered Chevy Car Wash, Snickers, Axe Body Spray, Dove Soap (starring Lea Michelle from Glee) and the famous AT&T Grand Central station flash mob commercials, as well as for the platinum selling rock band Panic! At The Disco! "Nothing Rhymes with Circus Tour" After dealing with a few dance injuries Serena became much more dedicated to her yoga practice and spirituality. Learning to chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo and the study of Yogic philosophy. came a decade before Serena gave up her dancer’s “ego” and intertwined the body, mind and spirit through her Yoga practice. In 1998 her beloved mom died 2 weeks before the opening night of Footloose. Life definitely took on even a deeper meaning for wholeness and oneness.. Serena spent an entire summer living at Ananda Ashram in upstate New York (spiritual community) and soon after received her Yoga Teacher Training certification at Laughing Lotus in NYC, where she was a Senior Teacher for several years. Miss Serena is an encyclopedia of knowledge and spirit that will never feel as though her cup is overflowing with too much passion! Did you know that Serena is also an inspiring Chef? And obsessed with Unicorns? Her greatest advice to the world is "Smile and Live YOUR LIFE"
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Andrew Macirowski is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and conductor. A life-long resident of central New Jersey, (though an avid world traveler), he has taught choir, orchestra and band, for many years in both public and private schools at all grade levels. He received his Bachelor of Music Education with a concentration in clarinet and conducting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree at Saint Leo University. As a performer and conductor, he is in high demand throughout New Jersey and the greater metropolitan area, having played the stages of NJPAC, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. An accomplished composer, his compositions range from simple art songs to large scale works and arrangements for band, choir, and orchestra. Frequent collaborations with NJ theaters and school districts see him engaged in over 12 productions each year. Currently, he holds the post of Coordinator for Worship and Music and Principal Organist at the Parish of Saint Mary in Colts Neck, NJ. He resides in Ocean County with his wife and three children, and is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this noteworthy production in one of the best towns down the shore.
Antonio Johnson is an Actor/Entertainer who resides in Asbury Park, New Jersey and is of Jamaican decent. Educational Credits: The colored Museum, at NJIT/Rutgers Newark; 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, at NJIT/Rutgers Newark; Certified Organic at NJIT/Rutgers Newark BPAC Credits: The Reluctant Dragon, The Merchant of Venice.. Community Credits: The Meeting, Dunbar Repertory Company; Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting Dunbar Repertory Company; Out of Order, Monmouth Players; Black Lives, The American Poetry Theatre. Education; AA in Electronics Engineering Technology, Devry University; AA in Theatre, Brookdale Community College; BA in Theatre Arts Technology, New Jersey Institute of Technology. “I First give all Glory and Honor to God. Thanks to my wife and family for all their love and support. Thanks to APTCo for this wonderful opportunity. And a special Thank you to the Cast and Crew for all your hard work. Romans 8:28”
Jason is a visual artist, scenic designer, designer and muralist sharing his work and process. Painting mostly in oil on canvas and aluminum, Jason enjoys sharing what he has learned with anyone who craves art. Jason's theatrical scenic design credits include APTCo's "American Idiot" and ReVision Theater's "Tick Tick BOOM!" He assisted in numerous other ReVision Theater projects including artwork for Hair, Scrooge In Rouge, Hello Dolly and Kingdom. Jason also volunteered at Neptune High School's Drama Department and is currently an art educator at Asbury Parks Sisters Academy where along with his students designed the first annual APTCo Award at their 2022 gala. Jason lives in Asbury Park with his beautiful wife Kathy. whom he wishes to thank for her love and support. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard.
This is Alex's first show with APTCo! Alex is currently an Operations Assistant/Production Coordinator at Lakehouse Music Academy in Asbury Park.
Lyle Greene is delighted to get to work with the APTCo for the first time! He is from Long Island, NY and is currently a rising senior studying for his BFA in Musical Theatre and BA in Technical Theatre at Rider University. Lyle is the recipient of a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Certificate of Merit for excellence in Stage Management from serving as Assistant Stage Manager of Bright Star. Past performance and technical credits include: Monster Songs (Sasquatch) Polaroid Storied (Dionysus) American Idiot (Johnny) Avenue Q (Princeton) Spring Awakening (Director) Cabaret (Assistant Director) Rider New Works (Lighting Designer) Pete-Her Pan (Assistant Lighting Designer), This Fall he will be playing Hot Blades Harry in Urinetown. Special thank you to my Mom, Dad, Brother and Kathryn for always believing in me and supporting me! Rage and Love! @Looneylyle and Lylegreene.com
Carina is an Asbury local working full-time in the combined worlds of TV, film and live music as a production coordinator, photographer, and performer. She’s thrilled to be working with Bill once again, joining APTCo’s stage management team on their debut show, American Idiot! and she wants to extend all her love and gratitude to the stellar creative team and cast (we did it!!) You can watch her most recent performance in the award-winning film Twenty Nine from Venture Cinemas and keep up with her other projects with Telegraph Hill Records, All Love Productions, SuperDuperBigDeal, nationally touring artists and more at @itsmecarinaleigh (IG). Carina is open for work and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings!
Jacquie has been the owner and head costumer of Playtime Costumes in Freehold, NJ since 2004 where her 3-floor warehouse contains 1000's of iconic costumes, props, and accessories for every show imaginable. If she doesn't have it, she can make it! Be sure to check out www.playtimecostumes.com to see all that they can offer!
Lauren Strigari comes from New York City and began her career with the Rockettes at Radio City when she was just seventeen years of age. She is proud to be a part of such organizations such as Broadway Bares Directed & founded by Jerry Mitchell as assistant choreographer. Along with teaching at dance studios throughout NYC & NJ she also is a proud leader of "Broadway in South Africa" as a teacher to young aspiring artists. She has performed with Ariana and Frankie Grande in videos & many Broadway appearances. Having a big lust for life and performing, she began taking her career worldwide. She worked with the percussive show "The Aluminum Show" which toured Russia, Israel, Lebanon, and Canada. “Grease Das Musical” became her main focus in which she was Associate Choreographer and director which took her to Germany, Switzerland and Austria. As an avid fitness instructor and lover of group fitness, Lauren was trained by fitness company SoulCycle and went on to help train & open studios across Germany! She is a firm believer of the mantra, "How you do anything is how you will do everything, so go forward with passion, love, and good intentions!"
As her first production back after a few years away from theatre Megan is thrilled to be part of Green Day's American Idiot. Costuming has always been her passion and she can't wait for the next Asbury Park Theater Company show!
Conductor / Piano - Andrew Macirowski
Guitars - Paul Heaney, Rudy Meier
Bass - Greg Warren
Synthesizer - Frank Saverino
Drums - Jay Mack
Electronic Music Design - Andrew Macirowski Personnel - Paul Heaney, Andrew Macirowski
Photo Courtesy of
David Ross Lawn,
is a one-of-a-kind soul/pop singer, storyteller and bandleader with a throwback vibe and authentic energy. Often backed and supported by a large ensemble of musicians, his original music and creative, theatrical events have played to countless packed and sold-out clubs and theaters throughout the United States.
Remember Jones’ debut album, Ladies and Gentlemen, Remember Jones!, was created after raising close to $19,000 through nearly 300 small donations via IndieGoGo, and created in front of a live studio audience with a 25-piece band. In 2017, his subsequent release, Tranquilizer!, was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN, under the production of Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Langhorne Slim) and was named one of Paste Magazine and Daytrotter’s Top 10 R&B/Soul Artists of 2017. A 3rd album, currently untitled, is in production and planned for a 2021 release.
In addition to touring and supporting two albums worth of original material, Remember Jones presents and fronts multiple productions which have also gained wide popularity. back to BACK TO BLACK, a recreation of the entire Amy Winehouse album with an orchestra of 12, Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen in a 20-piece arrangement, YAS QUEEN!, a theatrical celebration of the music of Queen and Freddie Mercury with a full choir and unique arrangements, and more have helped Remember Jones develop a diverse audience. The company has also performed commissioned events, including Jeff Buckley's Grace album in its entirety as a collaboration with Grammy-nominated guitarist and Grace co-writer Gary Lucas, a 50th Anniversary concert experience of the musical HAIR, and a live revival of Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak with a 25-piece orchestra, and more.
Remember Jones has shared stages with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, Darlene Love, Buster Poindexter, Nigel Hall, Rebirth Brass Band, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, and more, further justifying his versatility. In the vein of putting a spin on the work of other artists, Remember Jones released Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?!, a single in celebration of Dean Martin’s 100th birthday, sharing studio time with Dean’s daughter, Deana Martin.
Whether you see him alongside a piano, a four-piece rock band, or with a large orchestra, Remember Jones evokes the energy of the greatest front men and women, with one of a kind song styling and expert storytelling that keep audiences on their toes and emotions in the moment.
Come to the Remember Jones Birthday Bash at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park and PARTY with RJ and the cast of American Idiot! Click below for tickets!
Jeremy is ecstatic to be making his debut with APTCo in American Idiot: The Musical. He is a proud graduate of Stockton University, where he received a BA in Theatre Performance. He has been nominated for three Irene Ryan Awards and has also received a Kennedy Center National Award for Distinguished Achievement in Performance. He has appeared as Robert in Specs Staging's Off-Broadway production of Black Locust. Other New York/Regional theatre credits include: The Seagull (Columbia University), Death of a Salesman (Columbia University), Hamlet (BBAC), 4000 Miles (BBAC), Moving to Quebec (ACTC), Stones from God, Accidental Death of An Anarchist, The Real Inspector Hound, Hello Herman, The Profession (Stockton University). Film/TV credits: True Fear (XYXEE), One Bad Choice (MTV), Aces & Action (Winmore Productions).
Luke is currently a BFA Musical Theatre major at Montclair State University. Professional credits include Be More Chill (Rich) with the Area Stage Company, This is Our Youth (Dennis) with the Area Stage Company, Evil Lives Here (Young John Wayne Gacy) on Investigation Discovery, Jazz At Lincoln Center, The New York Cabaret Convention, and Santa’s Sing-A-Long (Mr. Christmas Understudy) in Philadelphia/Tour/Off-Broadway. He was the 2020 Perry Award winner for Outstanding Youth Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Jack Kelly in Newsies. He has been dying to be in this show for the longest time and would like to thank his mom, dad, and little brother for their endless love and support.
Connor currently attends The Catholic University of America as a BM Musical Theatre Major, and is extremely excited to perform as Tunny in Asbury Park Theater Company’s production of American Idiot: The Musical. Recent acting credits include Radio 930: A New Musical Workshop hosted by CUA (Bernhard Kanner), Children of Eden with CUA (Adam/Noah), Newsies with Mater Dei Prep (Jack Kelly). He was Montclair State University’s 13th Annual Foxy Award Recipient (Outstanding Performance by an Lead Actor in a Virtual Musical) He would like to thank his family for their constant support, as well as the entire cast and crew of American Idiot for making this production as great as it is! IG: @connor_closs
Avery is thrilled to make her APTCO debut! A Philadelphia based actor, her recent credits include Ariel (Footloose), Winifred Banks (Mary Poppins), and Hermia (A Midsummer Nights Dream) to name a few. Avery is incredibly excited to be a part of this show and work with the phenomenal cast and crew. She would like to thank the entire production team for making this show possible. Much love to her friends and family! @ridermusicaltheatre BFA ‘24
Halle is thrilled to be a part of Asbury Park Theatre Company’s inaugural musical! She hails from Millburn, NJ, and is a rising sophomore musical theatre major at the Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre at the University of Oklahoma. Past roles include Tanya (Mamma Mia!), The Witch (Into the Woods), Miss Adelaide (Guys & Dolls), and Elphaba (Wicked, Jr. Pilot production). A huge thank you to Bill, Serena, Bob and Andrew for this amazing opportunity, the cast of American Idiot for being the most wonderful group of humans, Grams and Gramps for putting everything aside to get me to and from rehearsal, and of course Mom, Dad, Zach, and Aryn for always supporting me in all of my artistic endeavors (and for tolerating my full length shower performances). Rock On! (Insta: hallelipton, TikTok: halleween)
Kim is a Central New Jersey based actor, singer and voiceover artist with a flair for having a raspy, rocky jazz/blues vocals. Born Kim Shoshana Trachtenberg on November 23, 1971, in Brooklyn, New York. Kim started her career in entertainment at the age of 8 performing in and around The upstate New York hotel circuit. In addition to acting in summer theater and community plays, Kim has performed at Showtime at The Apollo Live with Host Steve Harvey (Harlem, NY). Kim also costarred in several films, YouTube web series and voiceover commercials. With comedic and dramatic acting chops Kim keeps her skills fluid and always ready to bring it!
Janie is so excited to be performing in this amazing show alongside an incredibly talented and unique cast! Some of Janie's more recent roles include Anna in Spring Awakening and Sophie in Mamma Mia! Janie currently attends Pace University's BFA acting program. Janie would like to thank Bill, Bob, and Serena for giving her this opportunity and her family for always supporting her!
Grace has been doing theater locally since she was seven, but she is incredibly excited to be doing American Idiot here with APTCO as their first official show. This is her first show of this genre, and she feels very blessed to be working with such a talented cast. She would like to thank Bill, Serena, Bob, and everyone involved with making this possible. Enjoy the show!
Gavin is a senior at Brick Memorial High School and is beyond excited to be working with Asbury Park Theater Company! Some of his favorite credits include Axelrod Performing Arts Center Grease, Brick Memorial High School Mamma Mia (Pepper), Point Pleasant Borough High School Hairspray (seaweed), Brick Memorial High School Beauty and The Beast JR (Lefou), Algonquin’s Godspell (as Himself/we beseech thee), Spring Lake Mamma Mia (Featured Ensemble), Newsies (Finch), Surflight’s Peter Pan (Slightly Soiled) BCCT’s Moana Jr (Maui), Frozen Jr (Kristoff), and NJPAC’s Savion Glover’s A Coltrane Story. Gavin would like to thank Anthony (Remember Jones) for this amazing opportunity! He would also like to give a huge shoutout to this phenomenal cast and crew for these past couple of weeks! Love ya mom and dad thanks for sticking with me through all of this and helping me reach this huge goal of mine. Hope everyone enjoys the show while rocking out to some hit jams!
Zach is incredibly excited to be performing in Asbury Park Theatre Co.’s inaugural show. Recent performances include Sondheim’s Putting it Together, Tamino in The Magic Flue, The National Anthem Singer at the Dec 2019 Democratic Debate and Roger in Rent.
Shannah Dolan is so excited to make her APTCo debut! She is currently pursuing her BFA in Musical Theatre at Long Island University Post. Her past credits include Norma McCorvey in Roe (directed by Hannah Ryan), Martha in The Secret Garden, and Adella in The Little Mermaid. She would like to thank all of the production staff for their hard work and for taking care of the cast. She would also like to thank her incredible cast for all of their talent and enthusiasm that makes this show so phenomenal!
Emily is delighted to be making her debut with Asbury Park Theater Company! Favorite credits include Emmy in “A Doll’s House Part Two” with Wagner College Theatre, Mississippi Bend Players’ “Zombie Prom” as Toffee, and Celia in Shakespeare On the Oval’s “As You Like It”. She recently graduated from Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Performance and she has a double minor in Film/Media Studies and Political Sciences. Her performance is dedicated to her rockin’, music loving family for their endless love and support.
Nate is excited to make his debut with APTCo. This will be his first non-scholastically affiliated production, and he is extremely grateful for the amazing cast and production team for making this experience magical. Nate is going to be attending his first semester at Rutgers University this fall, with a major in Microbiology and double minor in Music and Spanish.
Luke is glad to be back home in NJ for his first post-grad production. He recently graduated with his degree in Acting from Pace University School of Performing Arts in downtown Manhattan. Previous credits include Cult Classics: The Rise and Fall of American Cults (Off-Broadway), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Pace University), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Pace University), Fiddler on the Roof (Joe Russo Theater Company), Romeo and Juliet (Algonquin Arts Theater), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Algonquin Arts Theater), Newsies (Algonquin Arts Theater), The Body Pile (Pace University), and the titular role in Macbeth (Joe Russo Theater Company). Luke wants to thank Bill, Serena, Andrew, Bob, and Frank for a fantastic experience, his parents for housing him for a month, and his girlfriend Rose for doing the show with him.
Frank Saverino is a musical director, accompanist and consultant, a local Asbury performer, and is so thrilled and excited to be part of the first Asbury Park Theater Company production as the assistant musical director and an auxiliary ensemble and orchestra member. Utilizing his skills and experience as a theater advisor for Edison Township Public Schools, a pianist for a music therapy program through the Parkinson’s Foundation at Hackensack Meridian Health/JFK Rehabilitation Institute, an advocate and active volunteer for the LGBTQ+ community in Asbury Park, and a musical theater enthusiast, Frank has enjoyed working with Bill, Andrew, Serena, Bob, Anthony, and all of the cast and staff members of American Idiot. He would also like to thank Tom Kowalewski for helping him consult for photography. “Break Legs” to everyone working the stage and behind the scenes!
After a seven year hiatus from musical theatre Connor is beyond thrilled to be back doing what he loves most in the world, performing. Past credits include, 'Mary Poppins,' 'South Pacific,' 'Annie Get Your Gun,' 'My Fair Lady,' 'Les Miserables,' 'Peter Pan,' 'The Sound of Music,' 'Spamalot!,' 'Oliver!,' 'The Music Man,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Lend Me A Tenor,' 'Joseph... Dreamcoat,' 'Cocktails with Mimi,' and more. Connor has also made a career as a professional Irish Dancer touring as the lead in Two Step Productions' Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular & Carol of the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular. Prior to that Connor competed in Irish Dance placing top 50 at The Irish Dance World Championships in 2013, and was a finalist in Irish Dancing Magazine's 'Man of The Year,' competition in 2012. Connor is also a professional voice actor having recorded explainer videos for Lexmark Printers, ThinkIQ, and DJ drops for various DJs. Connor is thrilled to be on stage with this insanely talented cast and honored to be a part of Asbury Park Theater Company's inception piece!
Fiona is so excited to bring this show to life! Fiona has been a huge Green Day fan ever since kindergarten, where she talked about her favorite song "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" for her student of the month report. I guess the teen angst started early. Recent credits include: Peter and The Starcatcher (Prentiss), Beauty and The Beast, Sister Act, The Laramie Project, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Hairspray, and Godspell. Fiona would like to thank the cast and creative team for this opportunity, and hopes that you all have the time of your life!
Rose, making her New Jersey debut, is a student at The Professional Conservatory of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC. She is originally from Massachusetts, where her past theatrical credits include “Heathers” (Veronica), “Carrie” (Carrie), “Newsies” (Katherine), “Chicago” (Velma), “Pippin” (Fastrada), “Noises Off!” (Dotty/Mrs. Clackett), and “The Rocky Horror Show” (Magenta). Rose would like to thank the creative team for this opportunity, her family for their support, the Pearlbergs for housing her during this production process, and her boyfriend Luke for doing the show with her and for also mentioning her in his bio. Rose and Luke have a cat named Joey.
Joey is so excited to be thrashing and bashing with this incredible cast and creative team! Returning to theatre would not be possible without the support of his family and creative collaborators. Joey is a Berklee College of Music alumni and is currently teaching voice and musical directing at School of Rock in Clark. Joey records and performs music as Wyndup Kid (insta: @wyndupkid) which you can listen to here: https://linktr.ee/wyndupkid
Click on the Jersey Indie logo above and read their American Idiot story By Sonia Schnee with AMAZING photos by David Ross Lawn...Thanks Remember Jones!!!
APTCo’s Telecom ANGEL! Thanks Steve and Carol!
APTCO wants to thank Board Member Christina Smith and Jeanne Montano Giannetta for taking care of the American Idiot cast throughout the rehearsal process. We Love You!
Thanks to Jim Walsh we have a stage on which to perform. If it weren’t for Jim we’d be on the ground. Jim stepped up, picked up our supplies and worked non-stop until it was built. We Love You Too Jim!!!
Robert W. Allison, Board President
Bob Angelini, Managing Director
Hon. Thomas A. Arnone
Jeanne Montano Giannetta
Robert McKeon, Esq.
William Whitefield, Artistic Director
APTCo wants to thank the following people for helping us with American Idiot! Carolyn Curtain of SALVAGE ANGEL by the SEA in Asbury Park for her donation of the props and furnishings for American Idiot! PLEASE go to her shop at 1325 Washington Avenue and see what she has. YOU WILL BE AMAZED!
Carol and Steve from AR Communications , 91 Main Street, Eatontown, NJ for providing our telecom rentals. So wonderful and accommodating! If you need radio communications, there is no other place to go!