Green Day and fans watch ‘American Idiot’ musical preview

Production opens to the public on Wednesday (Sept 16)

Green Day fans have given their reactions to previews of the band’s new ‘American Idiot’ musical.

Fans who snapped up tickets to the musical’s preview screenings at Roda Theatre in the band’s hometown of Berkeley have given their thoughts on the 85-minute musical on Green Day forums, with many writing that members of the band sat alongside the audience at early previews. forum member Pasalacqua91 said ‘American Idiot’ drew a standing ovation at the end of the performance.

“The cast was phenomenal. They opened with ‘American Idiot’ and the set was fantastic,” they wrote, adding: “The dancing was awesome, and the play sort of reminded me of ‘Rent’ [by Jonathan Larson] but it was even better!”

Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt mingled with fans before and after the performance, and sat with the audience to watch the musical.

Another forum member, J’net, wrote that the production, “more than did justice to Green Day‘s music”.

As well as songs from the ‘American Idiot’ album, fans stated that the musical features other Green Day tracks including ‘Know Your Enemy’, ‘Too Much Too Soon’, ‘When It’s Time’, ‘Last Night On Earth’, ‘Before the Lobotomy’ and ’21 Guns’.

The musical opens to the public on Wednesday (September 16), and runs at Roda Theatre until November 1.

Meanwhile, Green Day recently gave their reaction to Lady Gaga’s recent admission that she was obsessed with their ‘Dookie’ album in her youth.