Green Day’s American Idiot

Jaeb Theater @ the Straz Center  |  $35.50 general  |  $39.50 VIP


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 story line.

April 5-15, 2018

Book & Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
Book by Michael Mayer
Music & Lyrics by Green Day

Direction by Clareann Despain
Music Direction by Tim Flores
Choreography by Kelly King

April 5-15, 2018
Thurs-Sat: 8 pm, Sun: 2 pm
Tickets: $35.50 general / $39.50 VIP
Jaeb Theater @ Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Cast & Crew

Doug Buffaloe as Johnny
Aaron T. Castle as St. Jimmy
Jacob Rosado as Will
Eric Lamont Newman as Tunny
Chelsea Hooker as Whatsername
Julia Mason as Heather
Katherine Scherer as Extraordinary Girl

Natacha Cecilia
Lauren Dykes

Miranda Harrison-Quillin
Devan Kelty
Jessica LaPollo
Jaryn McCann
Mika McGee-Kleinschmidt
Chris Montanez
Madison Potantus
Christian Rodriguez
Blake Royster

Accompanied by
Tim Flores – Conductor/Piano
Gordon Bonnett – Guitar 1
Denrey Christy – Guitar 2/Upright Bass
Janae Earl – Viola
Alex Pasut – Electric Bass
P.J. Lalka – Drums/Percussion

Director – Clareann Despain
Music Director – Tim Flores
Choreographer – Kelly King
Producer – Cathy Hooten
Stage Manager – Amirah Mahmood
Assistant Director – Bill Rolon
Music Consultant – Peter A. Belk

Assistant Stage Manager – Marisa Johnson
Assistant Vocal Coach – Aaron T. Castle
Lighting Designer – Anthony Vito
Costumer – Meli Mossey
Graphic Arts – Peter A. Belk


“The choreography was Broadway-worthy.”

“[The cast’s] energy is NoDose, high octane coffee, RedBull and 5 Hour Energy in a perfectly synced performance.”

“Everyone involved in this production gave more than 100 percent and it shows. This show is truly punk perfection.”

Deborah Bostock-Kelley,

Dates & Location

Shimberg Playhouse @ the Straz Center

Box Office: (813) 229-7827

April 5  |  8:00 pm

April 6  |  8:00 pm

April 7  |  8:00 pm

April 8  |  2:00 pm

April 12  |  8:00 pm

April 13  |  8:00 pm

April 14  |  8:00 pm

April 15  |  2:00 pm


mad Theatre of Tampa, Inc.
P.O. Box 8417
Tampa, FL 33674

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place Tampa, FL 33602

The Straz Ticket Office Is Available

Mon. - Sat. Noon - 8 p.m.
Sun. Noon - 6 p.m.
800.955.1045 (Toll Free)
813.229.STAR (7827)

Photo Credit: Designs by Vito: @dbvito

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