American Idiot is Hair for the next generation. There's a lovable band of misfits, a tragic enlistment storyline,
drug use, an inditement of capitalist America, and a celebration of individuality.
We also dug the side thread about the accidental pregnancy and the social commentary on how much having an infant changes your rock n roll lifestyle.
There's even some fun, wire work!
Of course there are theatre fanatics out there who will only see the A list celeb Broadway shows, but we've seen some seriously sweet touring shows that just blew through town for a week or two. The sets and costumes are still top notch and despite the fact that there aren't huge draw, famous names in the cast, there's certainly talent and charm. The touring shows have heart, youthful energy, and the glitz and drama Broadway musicals are renowned for.
It's always a treat to see a show at the ornate Cadillac Palace. My kids like to play rorschach test with the marble walls and find hidden creatures. Their fav is "the elephant" at the top of the stairs to the basement in the front, left side of the lobby.
Tickets start at just $18 and half price day of show tickets, or discounts through Hot Tixs or Goldstar are often available.
So go already.
Theatre : Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago Illinois
Dates : April 16, 2013 - April 21, 2013