GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT - NOVEMBER 5TH - 21ST

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 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, Michael is called back home to attend 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.

 

American Idiot is a high concept show with strong social messages.  It contains strong language and adult situations and is intended for mature audiences only.
 

ART SILENT AUCTION – On the walls of the theatre, artwork that depicts themes of hope, love and light after the darkness, a theme of the performance itself will be displayed throughout the run of the show. This art has been generously donated by local artists and West Potomac’s Art 4, AP Studio and Photography 3 and 4 students in support of the theatre’s efforts to create ART THAT MATTERS, and will be auctioned off to raise money to benefit the organization TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS, an organization that works to show those finding themselves in desperate situations that “Hope is real. Help is real. Your story matters.” Your purchase of artwork will directly benefit their work.

Cast, Crew and Orchestra

Johnny.................................................................................................Julian Worth

Will.......................................................................................................Tony Lemus

Tunny..................................................................................................David Jarzen

Jonny, Will, Tunny Understudy + Marc.......................................Noah Mutterperl

Whatsername.............................................................................Frankie Mananzan

Whatsername Understudy + Jessi........................................................Lorna Ryan

Heather............................................................................................Emily Carbone

The Extraordinary Girl........................................................................Emma Kelly

Alysha....................................................................................Adrianna DeLorenzo

St. Jimmy.......................................................................................John McFarlane

Theo...............................................................................................Liam Armstrong

Joshua...............................................................................................Aubrey Blount

Brian..................................................................................................Declan Boyle

Andrew.............................................................................................Sam Davidson

Gerard................................................................................................Austin Houck

Chase................................................................................................Max Marshall

Ben................................................................................................Jonathan Barger

Miguela..........................................................................................Jordan McCray

Scarlett..........................................................................................Juliana Sprague

Amber..................................................................................................Tessa Mader

Roxanne........................................................................................Natalie Edwards

Val...................................................................................................Paige Edwards

Chelsea and Dance Captain.................................................................Lizzy Rader

 

Stage Manager......................................................................................Emily Lyon

Assistant Stage Manager..................................................................Elaina Phalen

Costume Designer..........................................................................Jordan McCray

Make-up..........................................................................................Kaylie Kopicki 

Lighting Designer...............................................................................Megan Thrift

Asst. Designer/Board Operator..................................................Jessica Steadman

Sound.................................................Grace Denton, Delaney Claussen, Lily Vita

Set Designer..........................................................................................Ella Moore

Asst. Set Designer..............................................Natalie Jurkowski, Elaina Phalen

Special Effects Technician...............................................................Grace Perkins

Props..............................................................................................Helen Kitrosser

Assistant Props...................................................................................Lauren Airey

Marketing......................................................................................Liam Armstrong

Tech Team...................................Jane Sullivan, Becca  Roberts,  McKenna Wirth                                                                             Kayla Claussen, Logan Claussen

 

Guitar...................................................................................................Josh Turner

Guitar..............................................................................................George Wright

Bass.......................................................................................................Matt Evans

Violin................................................................................................Elaina Phalen

Viola........................................................................................................Liz Brodie

Cello....................................................................................................Alden Myers

Drums.............................................................................................Philip Drembus

 

 

WHO'S WHO IN THE CAST, CREW & ORCHESTRA

Lauren Airey (Assistant Props) is a senior at West Potomac and ecstatic to be in American Idiot and bringing such a strong message to the community. She loves the music of this show and working on it with all her friends. Other shows with Beyond the Page Theatre Company include Peter Pan and Wendy, Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Addams Family. She hopes you enjoy the show as much as she and her friends did working on it!

 

Liam Armstrong (Theo) is a sophomore and this is his second production with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. He was the understudy for Lucas in The Addams Family and also does publicity for shows. He’s excited for this great opportunity and can’t wait to be involved in upcoming shows at West Potomac.

 

 

 

Jonathan Barger (Ben) is a sophomore and this is his fourth production with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. He was in Little Shop of Horrors, The Addams Family, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He loves singing this powerful and exciting kind of music and could not be happier to be performing it for an audience.

 

 

Aubrey Blount (Joshua) is a sophomore and in his fifth production at West Potomac. Last year he played Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors and Lucas in The Addams Family. He is incredibly excited to be a part of this groundbreaking show and for the future of Beyond the Page Theatre Company.

 

 

 

Declan Boyle (Brian) is a sophomore at West Potomac High and this is his second musical with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. He is excited to be a part of the first U.S. high school production of American Idiot. This show has some great music and teaches people to make good decisions in life.

 

 

 

Liz Brodie (Viola) is a junior at West Potomac and this is her first appearance in the pit. While American Idiot is her second production with Beyond the Page Theatre Company, it’s her first musical and she is very excited to be a part of it. Her previous show was 8 the Play. She’s played viola for eight years and would like to thank everyone who made this orchestral success possible. Of course a huge thank you to Clark and the cast.

 

 

Emily Carbone (Heather) is a West Potomac senior. American Idiot is her eighth Beyond the Page Theatre Company production and she is extremely excited to kick off her final year with such a meaningful performance. Past West Potomac credits include Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), Avenue Q (Lucy), 8 the Play (Ted Olsen), The Addams Family (Morticia), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona). She would like to thank Beyond the Page Theatre Company for all of the opportunities she has received throughout her time at West Potomac and for inspiring her to pursue a career in musical theatre.

 

Delaney Claussen (Sound) is a senior at West Potomac. This is her tenth production with Beyond the Page Theatre Company and she is extremely excited to be a part of something with such a strong message. American Idiot is a powerful show that she hopes will influence the community around her. She has created amazing memories in previous years including representing our school at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and cannot wait to take part in the next fantastic shows the company has to offer.

 

Kayla Claussen (Tech Team) Kayla is a sophomore and this is her second show with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. She worked lighting for Little Shop of Horrors and is excited to help with American Idiot. She looks forward to working on more shows in the future.

 

 

 

Logan Claussen (Tech Team) is a freshman taking part in his first show with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. He is excited to help out with this production and looks forward to helping with more shows throughout the year.

 

 

 

Sam Davidson (Andrew) is a sophomore and this is his fifth production with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. He has been onstage in Little Shop of Horrors, The Addams Family, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and was part of the tech crew for Next To Normal. He is super excited for American Idiot as he loves this type of music and the concept of the show. He could not be happier to be in this production and hopes the audience will love the show.

 

Adrianna DeLorenzo (Alysha) is a sophomore at West Potomac and this is her first performance with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. She’s very excited to be a part of this incredible show.  Adrianna has been in five Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre productions including her most recent role as Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress. She would like to thank her family for their support and for all the work the cast and crew have done. She hopes you enjoy the show!

 

Gracie Denton (Sound) is a senior at West Potomac and is proud to say that she's done tech theatre all four years under the direction of Clark. Gracie is so thankful for the experience to travel to England and Scotland and perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. She has enjoyed these past four years working alongside some of the most talented, driven, and kind people whom she is proud to call her friends. She really hopes you enjoy the show!! 

 

Philip Drembus (Drums) is a senior and has performed with the theatre department since his sophomore year, when he played in the orchestra for Spamalot. He is a percussionist with the West Potomac Band and percussion ensemble and has worked with the choir, orchestra and jazz band. Philip has performed in both the All-District and All-State bands and would like to thank all of his teachers for preparing him. He would like to thank Mr. Clark for this opportunity; as well as friends and family for their love and support.  

 

Natalie Edwards (Roxanne) is a freshman at West Potomac and this is her first show with Beyond the Page Theater Company. She has been a part of many professional and community theater productions and dances outside of school. She is very excited and thankful to be given the opportunity to be a part of this production to help raise awareness for such important issues as the ones brought up in American Idiot.

 

 

Paige Edwards: (Val) is a junior at West Potomac and this is her seventh production with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. She has also been in many community theatre shows. In addition to theatre, she dances, helps teach dance classes, and is in the guitar ensemble at West Potomac. She is glad to have this opportunity to be in a production that raises awareness of many issues facing teens in the community.

 

 

Matt Evans (Bass Guitar) is a sophomore and is very excited to play bass guitar for his favorite show, American Idiot. He has been onstage as an actor in other Beyond the Page Theatre Company productions but this is his first time playing bass for a show. As a bass player, he has been inspired by Green Day’s music. He is excited to share their music with you and hopes you enjoy the show.   

 

 

Austin Houck (Gerard) is a freshman and American Idiot is his first Beyond the Page Theatre Company production. He has appeared in two plays outside West Potomac and is very excited to be in his first musical. He is excited about the show and feels if he can do a musical then he can do anything. He is thankful for all the amazing people he met and worked with on this production and hopes you enjoy the show.

 

 

David Jarzen (Tunny) is a senior and excited to be in the first high school production of American Idiot. He has appeared in many Beyond the Page Theatre Company productions such as Young Frankenstein, Spamalot, Next to Normal, and The Addams Family. He won the 2013 National Cappies for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role as Igor in Young Frankenstein. He extends many thanks to Clark and Cathy.

 

 

Natalie Jurkowski (Assistant Set Designer) is a senior and this is her fourth and final season at West Potomac. American Idiot will be her eighth show with Beyond the Page Theatre Company and she is so excited for you to see it. Enjoy the show!

 

 

 

Emma Kelly (The Extraordinary Girl)

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Kitrosser (Props) is a junior and very happy to be part of the first high school production of American Idiot. She found her place in the Beyond the Page Theatre Company by working backstage in Spamalot, The Addams Family, and Next to Normal. She also appeared onstage in Peter Pan and Wendy and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She is very thankful for the opportunities Beyond the Page Theatre Company has given her including going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival summer 2015.

 


Kaylie Kopicki (Makeup) is a sophomore and this is her third show with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. She did lighting for Little Shop of Horrors and then switched to costumes for The Addams Family. She is excited to work on such an influential production.

 

 

 

Tony Lemus (Will) is a sophomore at West Potomac and very excited to perform in his second show and first musical with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. His most recent performance was 8 the Play and he is thrilled to return to the stage in American idiot. He hopes to return to the West Potomac stage for the rest of his high school years. He would like to thank his family and everyone who works with him and supports him in this awesome show. He is glad you came to the show and hopes you enjoy it!

 

Emily Lyon (Stage Manager) is a sophomore at West Potomac and this is her sixth show with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. She is excited be a part of a show that has such a strong message. She is so grateful for all the hard work that the cast and crew put into this show. She hopes you enjoy the show!

 

 

 

Tessa Madar (Amber) is a sophomore at West Potomac and is thrilled to be a part of her third production with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. She is excited to be a part of an amazing show with such a powerful message. She is truly thankful to the cast and crew for all of their support and hard work in helping this production come together. She thanks you for coming and hopes you enjoy the show!

 

 

Frankie Mananzan (Whatsername) Frankie is a junior at West Potomac. This is her tenth show with Beyond the Page Theatre Company and she has loved being a part of every single one of them. She would like to thank her family and friends for their continuous love, support, and laughter -- and for always keeping her happy. She would also like to thank YOU for coming to see her and her cast-mates in American Idiot.

 

 

Max Marshall (Chase) is a freshman and excited to be performing in his third show at West Potomac. In fifth grade he appeared as a Who in Seussical the Musical and returned in seventh grade as a Knight of Ni in the Cappie award-winning production Spamalot.  At Carl Sandburg Middle School he was a two-year theatre arts student, part of the Theatre Sports team, and played Prince Goodhearted in Snow White.  He thanks Clark, Cathy, and Madi for all their support.

 

Jordan McCray (Miguela, Costume Designer) is a senior at West Potomac. This is her first fall musical with Beyond the Page Theatre Company and she is honored to be a part of something so meaningful. She has appeared in every spring musical since her freshman year including Young Frankenstein, Spamalot, and The Addams Family. She is also excited to be the head costume designer for the 2015- 2016 school year. She thanks the cast and crew for their continued support.

 

John McFarlane (St. Jimmy) is a sophomore at West Potomac. American Idiot is his third musical. Most recently he played Pugsley in Beyond the Page Theatre Company’s production of The Addams Family. He would like to thank Clark and Cathy for helping him be the best he can be. He would also like to thank the other members of the cast and crew for their constant support and love, no matter what.

 

 

Ella Moore (Lead Set Designer) Ella is currently a junior at West Potomac. This is her eighth production as a set designer and third year as a student in the technical theatre class. She was thrilled to be a part of two Cappie award-winning set design teams from the past two seasons. She is extremely grateful for this amazing opportunity to be part of such a special show. She would like to thank Clark, her family, friends, and peers for their continuous support. She hopes that you enjoy the show!

 

Alden Myers (Cellist) is a junior at West Potomac. This is her first time taking part in a production as well as playing in the pit. She has been playing the cello for about 5 years and looks forward to performing a new kind of soundtrack from orchestra class.

 

 

 

Noah Mutterperl (Marc & Jonny/Will/Tunny Understudy)

 

 

 

 

 

Grace Perkins (Special Effects Technician)

 

 

 

 

 

Elaina Phalen (Assistant Stage Manager, Assistant Set Designer, and Violinist) is a sophomore and excited to be in her fourth show with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. Previously she has been a dancing ancestor, assistant set design, and head stage crew. She is especially excited to be in the pit for the first time with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. She hopes you enjoy the show!

 

 

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Rader (Chelsea/Dance Captain) is a senior at West Potomac and is delighted to return to West Po’s stage after having a blast in The Addams Family, Little Shop of Horrors, Spamalot, Avenue Q, and The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee. Other theatre credits include performances at LTA, Signature, MSA, Theatre Lab, and MPAT. She also dances and performs with iMpulse, a pre-professional jazz dance troupe sponsored by Metropolitan School of the Arts. She extends many thanks to Clark, Cathy, Mark, and the awesome cast and crew of this incredible show. 

 

Becca Roberts (Tech Team) is a junior at West Potomac and is excited to be a part of American Idiot. This is her third show doing tech. She also performed onstage in Peter Pan and Wendy, Spamalot, and The Addams Family. Becca is excited to be a part of this wonderful and meaningful journey that will make a great impact on our community.

 

 

Lorna Ryan (Whatshername understudy/Jessi) is a sophomore and this is her fifth production with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. She recently performed as Shwartzy in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She is happy for the opportunity to be in American Idiot and can’t wait for future shows.

 

 

 

Juliana Sprague (Scarlett) is a junior and American Idiot is her first musical at West Potomac. Last winter she was in 8 the Play. She is thrilled to be performing in such a fantastic show alongside a fun and talented cast. She is thrilled to be part of a production that can truly impact the community. She gives the biggest thanks to her mother for her inspiration both onstage and off and the same to her father for supporting all her decisions despite questionable content.

 

Jessica Steadman (Assistant Lighting Design) is a sophomore and is doing lighting for the third time in a Beyond the Page Theatre Company show.  Previously she worked on Little Shop of Horrors and The Addams Family.  She is excited to begin her third show and learn more about lighting.

 

 

 

Jane Sullivan (Tech Team) is a sophomore at West Potomac. This is her second show with Beyond the Page theatre Company and she is very excited to be a part of American Idiot. She was previously on the stage crew and worked on props for The Addams Family. She looks forward to being part of the stage crew for the second time. She would like to thank everyone in the cast and crew for their love and support.

 

 

Josh Turner (Guitar) is a sophomore at West Potomac and is extraordinarily excited to be playing in a pit orchestra for the first time. This is his second Beyond the Page Theatre Company musical. Most recently he was in The Addams Family where he played an ancestor. He would like to thank his fellow American Idiots and Clark for giving him this amazing opportunity. He hopes you all enjoy rocking out with the cast and crew of American Idiot!

 

Lily Vita (Sound)

 

 

 

 

 

McKenna Wirth (Tech Team) is a sophomore at West Potomac and is thrilled to be in her fifth show with Beyond the Page Theatre Company. She was Marigold Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, an ancestor in The Addams Family, and house manager for both Next to Normal and Little Shop of Horrors. She hopes you enjoy the show!

 

 

Julian Worth (Johnny) is starting his sophomore year and feels incredibly lucky to do so with the amazingly talented crew, pit, and cast of American Idiot. This is his fifth Beyond the Page Theatre Company production after appearing in Little Shop of Horrors, The Addams Family, and the Edinburgh-Fringe-smash-hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He played in the orchestra for Next to Normal and is a member of the Great Whales improv group. He is incredibly grateful to his parents and to anyone else who helped make American Idiot an amazing show.

 

George Wright (Guitar)

 

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