American Idiot Comes to North Vancouver

American Idiot, Green Day’s award-winning, Broadway rock musical comes to Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver presented by local production company URP. 

Winner of two Tony Awards and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11, Trumpian suburbia, discovering love, loss, sex, drugs, and rock and roll along the way. The production will run for just seven performances over six days, Nov. 5-10 at the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver.  

Although conceived in response to the Bush administration in the years after 9/11, URP has updated the setting to reflect today’s political situation.

“While American Idiot is the coming of age story of three suburban friends, the backdrop of youthful angst and fighting against what their country has become is what makes the show so relevant right now.”

American Idiot takes its name from the 2004 Green Day album of the same name. The electrified rock musical has sent Green Day fans and critics into rapture since it was first performed in 2009, and has introduced a generation of theatregoers to the Bay Area punk trio’s propulsive, catchy musical style, and probably introduced a few punk rock fans to Broadway musicals!).

For this production, URP has gathered a talented cast of 18 professional and emerging performers from across Metro Vancouver. Richard Berg directs American Idiot, which also features lighting design by Robert Sondergaard, known for designs of Grey Cup halftime shows, and the current North American Tour of We Will Rock You…this production has been designed to bring the rock musical to a whole new level.

Under the musical direction of guitarist Rob Hamilton, a six-piece band delivers a hybrid between theatre and rock concert. The show features every song from the American Idiot album as well as several from Green Day’s follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

Green Day’s American Idiot plays November 5 – 10, 2019 at the Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. Find showtimes, details and tickets online at urp.ca

Rdio New Release Tuesday – August 14, 2012

Another Tuesday has come around and a selection of new music has been released for our aural pleasure.
This week we have, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, singles from Mariah, Taylor and Green Day along with new material from Bloc Party and the return of Loverboy.

 

 

 

 

 


Various Artists – Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Yellowcard – Southern Air
Corb Lund – Cabin Fever
Daniel Powter – Turn On The Lights
Dead Can Dance – Anastasis
Loverboy – Rock n Roll Revival
Bloc Party – Octopus (EP)
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Getting Back Together (single)
Green Day – Kill The DJ (single)
Mariah Carey – Triumphant (Get ’em) (single)

 

 

Rdio, (pronounced ar-dee-o) is a new way to play, share and discover music, from the creators of Skype. Rdio allows users to build a digital music collection that’s available wherever you are on the web and sync to your mobile device to listen to your playlists and collections offline. Find new music through friends, bands, or people with similar taste and play any of over 15 million songs as much as you want.

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Rdio New Release Tuesday – July 17, 2012

It’s Tuesday, so let’s take a look at what’s newly released on Rdio.
This week features a number of high profile new singles, some artists returning to the spotlight and a couple of soundtracks.
New Singles receding highly anticipated late summer album releases from Green Day, The Killers and No Doubt will get the bulk of the buzz this week.
While The Dark Knight Rises and Step It Up Revolution compete later on at the box office, the battle for an audience begins now.

 

 

 

 


Green Day – Oh Love (single)
Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight Rises Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Various Artists – Music from the Motion Picture Step It Up Revolution
Nas – Life Is Good (explicit)
The xx – Angels (single)
Jimmy Cliff – Rebirth
Missy Higgins – The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle
Susanna Hoffs – Someday
The Cataracs – Gordo Taqueria
No Doubt – Settle Down (single) preview only available
The Killers – Runaways (single)

 

Rdio, (pronounced ar-dee-o) is a new way to play, share and discover music, from the creators of Skype. Rdio allows users to build a digital music collection that’s available wherever you are on the web and sync to your mobile device to listen to your playlists and collections offline. Find new music through friends, bands, or people with similar taste and play any of over 15 million songs as much as you want.

Check out Rdio for yourself sign-up for a 7 Day Free Trial.