Theatre Alliance will round out its outdoor summer performance series with an epic performance of Green Day’s American idiot!

This new musical follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans, led by friends Johnny, Tunny and Will, as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, borne along by Green Day's electrifying score. 

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 familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

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.

"Your heart will pound, your pupils will dilate, you will sweat and breathe hard. For the 90 minutes that American Idiot has you in its white-knuckle grasp, it will electrify and overwhelm your senses." - Review by David Cote from Time Out New York.

***Rated R for depictions of drug use, sexual content, and lots of adult language *** 

Photo: the hard rockin’ cast of American Idiot at Theatre Alliance (photo by Jamie Lawson)


Johnny—Parker Bond

Tunny-Jeffrey Payton

Will—Andrew Brodeur

St. Jimmy—Mary Upchurch 

Heather—Anna Hartle

Whatsername—Bella Hart-Peck

Extraordinary Girl—Amber Engel

Alysha-Whitney Lynch

Libbey—Sydney Ginn

Leslie—Katy Carroll

Theo- Jalik Roberson

Declan—Tyler Zickmund

Chase—Kayla Guffey

Brian—Nathan Paukstelis

Ben—Emerson Carroll

Andrew—Sophia Pisapia

Miguel—Catey Engel

Gerard—Nick Kelley

Joshua—Braxton Allen


Directed by Jamie Lawson

Musically directed by Amber Engel

Choreographed by Heather Levinson


Season Sponsors:

Lewis & Keller Attorneys

YES! Weekly

Special Thanks to The Arts Council of Winston Salem!



All performances will be outside at Theatre Alliance’s NEW venue: 650 West Sixth Street, with free parking. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Parking Lot Seating: Maximum 120 attendees ($25 per guest—must bring own chair, blanket, tent, umbrellas, etc)

MASKS NOT REQUIRED IF FULLY VACCINATED per NC Governor's latest guidelines. Masks are always welcome, and we are recommending masks for those who are not fully vaccinated, risk-averse, or with high auto-immunity issues. We are still maintaining social distancing in our outdoor seating.

Reservations via


Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, 650 W 6th St

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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