Cleveland Rocks with Green Day’s "American Idiot" at Beck Center

Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to present the locally produced premiere of Green Day’s "American Idiot," July 10 through August 16, 2015 on the Mackey Main Stage. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: GREENDAY to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by July 9. Beck Center has established a PG-13 rating for this piece.

In the wake of Green Day’s 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Beck Center for the Arts is thrilled to rock out with "American Idiot" this summer. Originally released in 2004 as Green Day’s seventh studio recording, this project went on to win “Best Rock Album” at the 2005 Grammy Awards®. By 2010, the music was brought to life on Broadway where it received two Tony Awards® and the “Best Musical Show Album” Grammy®. The story follows three friends as they search for true meaning in a post 9/11 world. Praised as “a groundbreaking musical knockout” by Rolling Stone, this energy fueled rock opera boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before.

Artistic Director Scott Spence is no stranger to directing within this genre, having helmed numerous hits such as "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" and "Evil Dead The Musical" at Beck Center. “Art forms collide in Green Day’s 'American Idiot,' when the music and lyrics of these Rock Hall inductees fuse with the staging and storytelling of musical theatre,” commented Spence. Starring Dan Folino, this production features a cast of twenty-two talented actors filled with the energy, angst, and power required to keep this story rocking. Folino appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association. “Audiences will see 90 minutes of hard-driving entertainment,” continued Spence. “This vibrant and energetic production guarantees a rock n’ roll summer at Beck Center!”

Tickets are $29 for adults, $26 for seniors (65 and older), and $12 for students with a valid I.D. A $3 service fee per ticket will be applied at time of purchase. Preview Night on Thursday, July 9 is $10 with general admission seating. Group discounts are available for parties of four or more. Purchase tickets online at or call Customer Service at 216.521.2540 x10. Beck Center for the Arts is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, just ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland. Free onsite parking is available.

This production of Green Day’s "American Idiot" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). It is generously sponsored by the John P. Murphy Foundation, and is funded the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council.

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