Rock out in the Hysteria Zone! Includes exclusive pre-show access to a private bar, priority access to your Hysteria Zone seats in the front two rows and a take home souvenir program and lanyard!1

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All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia

WARNING - contains strobe lighting, strong language, sexual references and simulated drug use, not suitable for under 15s

Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot makes its Australian premiere, exclusive to Brisbane from 23 February 2017!

Winner of two Tony Awards® and the 2010 Grammy® Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. The show features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer.

This thrilling new musical has had Green Day fans in rapture and introduced a generation of theatregoers to their powerful and moving musical style. So come and discover what all the noise is about!

This high-octane show will feature an all-Australian cast headlined by Chris Cheney (The Living End) and Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon)2 and includes every song from Green Day's album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

1Upon arrival, Hysteria Zone! ticket holders should check in at the Playhouse box office to receive your program and lanyard to access the VIP cash bar located in the Playhouse Balcony Foyer (open from 1 hour pre-show).

2Chris Cheney will perform the role of St Jimmy from 23 to 26 February. Phil Jamieson will perform in the role of St Jimmy from 28 February.
“American Idiot ... will electrify and overwhelm your senses.” Time Out New York
 “You won't know what hit you. American Idiot knows no limits – it's a global knockout.” Rolling Stones
Cast Creatives
Chris Cheney Director Craig Ilott (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Smoke and Mirrors)
Phil Jamieson Choreographer Lucas Newland
Ashleigh Barlow Music Director Glenn Moorhouse
Ben Bennett  Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Madison Green Video Designers optikal bloc
Alex Jeans Set Designer Josh McIntosh
Nicholas Kyriacou Costume Designer Melaine Knight
Cameron MacDonald  
Lorinda Merrypor  
Phoebe Panaretos  
Kurt Phelan  
Christopher Scalzo  
Rowena Vilar

Facebook: @AmericanIdiotAU

Instagram: @AmericanIdiotlive


Australian rock legends Chris Cheney (The Living End) and Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) headline a supremely talented cast of Australian artists drawn from over 600 national auditions.

Meet the entire cast of this explosive, award-winning Broadway musical in its Australian premiere.

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Pricing Guide

Premium Hysteria Zone ADMISSION $149
A-Reserve Adult $99 Student^ $49
B-Reserve Adult $89 Student^ $49
A-Reserve i Admission $89
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Admission i Admission $49 1 teacher free per 12 students

^Student discount for secondary and tertiary students only available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances.

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Warning: Contains strobe lighting, strong language and drug references, not suitable for under 15s


"American Idiot is the most important and urgent piece of art you need to consume in 2017." By Theatre Buzz

"American Idiot is the most exciting new rock-opera to appear on a Brisbane stage in over a decade." By Stage Whispers

"With an explosive cast of top-notch rock vocalists, eye-catching choreography, and a sublimely loud backing band, Ilott’s production clings to the show’s two biggest moods – rage and love – to craft a 90-minute thrill ride." By The Guardian