American Idiot

July 21-August 5, 2017

“It’s explicit, disturbing, intense; it’s infused with the righteous anger of youth that (unfortunately or fortunately) life and experience tamp down to glowing coals by middle age. If you’re ready to be ignited, this is your match — a show unlike any other you’ll see onstage in CNY this year.” – Linda Lowen,

“Central New York Playhouse’s production of Green Day’s punk opera American Idiot, running through Aug. 5, breaks the mold….Breaking the mold means American Idiot is unlike any community theater production seen before.” -James MacKillop, Syracuse NewTimes

“The Central New York Playhouse has once again chosen to take on a musical that most audience members would not expect to see at a community theatre…I applaud Director Liam Fitzpatrick for taking it on. The risks, the choices, and the hardworking people are what make the little “theatre in the mall” so special.” – Natasha Ashley,

“It was thrilling musical entertainment. The cast’s energy in performances of solo and full company numbers was amazing. Watching their facial expressions was electrifying.” – Patrick Carman 

“a certain dilemma faced Fitzpatrick and choreographer Sami Conter Hoerner. They had to celebrate anarchy while remaining true to basic tenets of theatrical presentation. They succeeded on both counts. The upbeat dance numbers suggest chaos, yet they’re performed in impressive unison by the otherwise ungainly cast of rag-tag-attired young idealists.” – Russ Tarby, Eagle Bulletin

A CNY Amateur Premier!  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 its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.  Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. 

This show deals with mature themes (drugs, sex, nudity) and is not appropriate for our younger audiences. Show also contains strobe effects.


Johnny – Mike Gibson
Whatsername – Hannah Weiler
St. Jimmy – Josh Taylor
Tunny – Nicholas MacLane
Extraordinary Girl – Morgan Williamson
Will – Tyler Ianuzi
Heather – Natasia White
Favorite Son – Hunter Powell
Rock and Roll Boyfriend – Christopher Lupia
Theo– Derek Powell

Ensemble: Matthew Baum; Declan Cavanaugh; Saraya Laughlin; Piper Markowski; Emilie Pitts; Jordan Twiss; Eric Ziegler

Production Team

Director: Liam Fitzpatrick
Musical Director: Abel Searor
Choreographer: Sami Hoerner
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Allers
Assistant Stage Manager: Sara Harrington
Producers: Korrie Taylor and Kathy Egloff
Set Designers: Christopher Lupia and Liam Fitzpatrick
Sound Designer: Rob Searle
Lighting Designer: Liam Fitzpatrick
Costume Deigner: Stephanie Long
Hair/Wig Design: Liam Fitzpatrick and Kathy Gilbert
Run Crew: Sara Harrington, Emily Harrington
Projection Designer: Isaac Betters
Scenic Artist: Morgan O’Donnell Curry
Military and combat consultants: Matt Gordon and Rob Searle
Properties master: Josh Taylor
Personal Trainer to the cast: Mike Hadjistavrou


Keyboard: Abel Searor
Drums: Kevin Dean
Guitar: Harry Lumb; Dennis Goettell
Bass: Rob Searle
Violin: Erica Moser