North Carolina Theatre And Broadway Series South Present Green Day's American Idiot
Submitted by: MMI Public Relations
Raleigh, NC (OPENPRESS) January 25, 2012 -- Kristin Buie, communications manager of North Carolina Theatre (http://www.nctheatre.com), has announced that the organization, in conjunction with Broadway Series South, will present performances of Green Day's American Idiot from Tuesday, Jan. 31 through Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, located at 2 E. South St. Performances will start at 7:30 p.m., with additional matinee performances on Saturday, Feb. 4 and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. This national touring production, based on musical group Green Day's ground-breaking rock opera of the same name, tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia, and features the smash hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Holiday" and "21 Guns."
Prior to the opening night production, six Triangle-area food trucks will participate in a food truck rodeo from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Lichtin Plaza directly in front of the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Local food trucks include: Baguett About It, ChickNQue, Klausie's, KoKYu, LoYo on the Go and Only Burger.
For more information about the musical or to purchase tickets, call the NC Theatre Conservatory at (919) 855-0015 or visit http://www.nctheatre.com/shows/green-days-american-idiot.
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"Green Day's American Idiot is completely different than any production we have done before at the NC Theatre," said Buie. "This vibrant combination of rock music with a stage performance is sure to keep audiences talking long after the curtain falls."
- Green Day's American Idiot was nominated for a 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical and was the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show album.
ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA THEATRE:
North Carolina Theatre is Raleigh's premiere nonprofit regional theatre. NC Theatre was created to strengthen the cultural vitality of the region and cultivate musical theatre appreciation by producing outstanding professional Broadway musicals and developing the next generation of artists through youth training, performance and outreach programs. By preserving the unique American art form of musical theatre, NC Theatre is able to provide broad access to the arts and to entertain and engage diverse audiences. For more information about the theatre, upcoming performance and tickets, please visit http://www.nctheatre.com.