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An Asbury Park Theater Company Production
in association with Remember Jones Productions
The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day's American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. 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. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to execute the storyline. American Idiot is a high-concept show with strong social messages.
Director: William Whitefield
Production Supervisor: Anthony D’Amato
Musical Director: Andrew Macirowski
Choreographer: Serena Soffer
Newly formed Asbury Park Theater Company (APTCo), William Whitefield, Producing Artistic Director, Bob Angelini, Managing Director, in association with Remember Jones Productions announce auditions for Green Day’s American Idiot, the show that will kick off this professional theater company’s inaugural season on July 1, 2022, at the Kingsley Theater in the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ.
APTCo seeks actors, singers, and dancers of all types from approximately 17 years old to 40 years old. If you play guitar, violin, viola or cello, that is a plus.
All cast members will either be paid or, for those who are between the ages of 17 and 25, will be a part of APTCo’s new paid Apprentice Program.
Stipends range between $300.00 to $750.00. Students who are not yet 18 will require written permission from a parent or guardian to participate. All casting will be local and housing will not be provided.
Rehearsals will begin on Friday evening June 10, 2022, with leads and Saturday morning, June 11 with everyone. Most rehearsals will take place on Sat mornings at 10 am, Sunday evenings, and weeknights at 6.30 pm. There will be some days off, but the show is being mounted in a very short amount of time. Tech week will begin on Sunday, June 26 at 6 pm. There will be a few pre-rehearsal meetings of the cast. These meetings will be held at a mutually-agreed on time and date.
July 1, 2, 3 (Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm)
July 7 (mandatory brush up rehearsal)
July 8, 9, 10 (Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm)
Please submit a video of a song along with a picture and resume as soon as possible but no later than Thursday, May 5 at 4 pm. Sing one song (minimum: 32 bars, maximum: one verse, chorus, bridge, chorus) in the style of the show that shows off your range and acting abilities. It is ok to sing a selection from the show, but not mandatory. Attach a picture and resume to an email that includes the subject line: "American Idiot Audition Submission, (your first and last name)"
Send the email to email@example.com and in the body of the email list all of the roles you are interested in as well as a link to your video (using a platform of your choice such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc). Please send a link that will take us right to your video (MP4) without having to be granted access or having to sign in to these platforms. These will be large files so double check your email has been sent and didn't bounce back to you.
For those asked to do so, we will be seeing people in person on Sat May 7, 2022, between 10 am and 2 pm at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, 1401 N. Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ. If you are not able to attend this audition in person, a zoom callback will be arranged. You will be notified via email no later than Friday, May 6, 2022.
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. Gender: Male Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: B2
Johnny's friend 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. Gender: Male Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: D3
Johnny's friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of his pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships. Gender: Male Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C#3
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. Gender: Any Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: C3
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. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3
A girl in the city 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. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: D#5 Vocal range bottom: F#3
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. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 35 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3
All Genders to comprise the ensemble and play certain roles such as Carson, Daniel, Brandon, John, Jamal, Dustin, Jared, Chelsea, Ashley, Aurie
You have questions? We have answers. Just email us at auditions@AsburyParkTheaterCompany.org and we will try to help you.