The older folks who bailed while the show was going strong would disagree, but American Idiot is an accomplished, moving piece of 21st century theater.
More in the style of shows like Rent, Spring Awakening, The Who’s Tommy or Chess, the show that will be raging and rocking at Broward Center for the Performing Arts through April 6 is even more opera-like in its use of lyrics to convey its loose story and, more pointedly, its characters’ surging emotions. American Idiot is about as far from South Pacific or Oklahoma! as Broadway theater gets; hence, those scattered walkouts.
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