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American Idiot opened in 2009 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and in 2010 moved to Broadway, where it went on to win two Tony awards and a Grammy during its 122-show run. Adapted from a concept album by successful recording artists Green Day, American Idiot follows the lives of three young men searching for meaning in their lives as they keep running into troubles at every turn.
Written by Green Day vocalist Billie Jo Armstrong, who performed in portions of the show’s original run, and Spring Awakening director Michael Mayer, the American Idiot score includes all songs from Green Day's 2004 Grammy-winning album of the same name, which explored the harsh realities of a post-9/11 American existence.
The show is directed by Richard Repkoe, who will bring young Johnny, Will, and Tunny to life in this moving production described last “gorgeously wrought” by The New York Times. American Idiot takes a definitive look at post-9/11 America that mirrors The Beatles' Abbey Road and brings to life a timeless message of the effects of war on the youth of our country.
EPAC and Fine Living Lancaster to Host Black Carpet Event to Launch American Idiot Wednesday, July 20 th at 6:00 p.m. Guests are invited to dress in their punk rock best, walk the black carpet, and enjoy themed food, drinks, and activities that evening. Visit our events page for details.
David Mamet's award winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross, follows four real estate agents in Chicago as they come under intense pressure to be top performers at any cost. After successful runs in London and Chicago, Glengarry Glen Ross moved to Broadway in 1984 and to the silver screen in the 1992 film of the same name starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, and Kevin Spacey. The combined stage and film versions of Glengarry Glen Ross won the Pulitzer Prize, a Tony award, and several Academy Award nominations.
On Wednesday, July 20, Fine Living Lancaster will sponsor a "Black Carpet" event at EPAC to celebrate the regional premiere of American Idiot. Guests are invited to dress in their punk rock best, walk the black carpet, and enjoy themed food, drinks, and activities that evening.
The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with food by The Hill and drink by Wacker Brewing Company.
For more information visit our events page.
EPAC's Center Stage Summer Theater Camp returns for its twelfth year, giving campers entering grades 1-7 in the fall a chance to experience the theatrical process with a newly designed hands-on approach. Read all about it!
The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is proud to host the WGAL Lancaster Town Meeting on Monday, July 25, from 7 to 8pm.
This meeting is being held with support from WROZ/WLPA AM & FM and the Lancaster County Chamber.
This event is open to the public and will be a great evening of communication and discussion among community members. Visitors will also have the chance to win some great door prizes!
Guests should arrive at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre by 7pm. The theater is located at 320 Cocalico Street, Ephrata, PA 17522.
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