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American Idiot Review

American Idiot Review

I'm not really a Broadway guy.  Musicals typically make me cringe.  I liked the Lion King, but other than that I've always left the theatre pretty underwhelmed.

Tonight I saw American Idiot from the 2nd row at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.  It was pretty damn good. Of course, it helps if you like Green Day's music, which I do, but even if you don't I think you'd enjoy this show.  It looks and sounds great.


American Idiot runs through January 15, 2012.  Back in December 2005, I dissected Jesus of Suburbia.  It's a rather interesting entry in retrospect.

Update: There's a performer in this musical who loses his leg in war.  I was ten feet from the guy and I couldn't tell how he was hiding his leg.  There's one scene where he has a stump for a leg Lieutenant Dan style and another where he has a fake leg... I'm still scratching my head as to how they did it.  If you know, please let me know in the comments.

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