April 2018



Burlington City Park Open

March 31, 2018
Start Date:

April 1, 2018
End Date:

Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: 1-7pm
Time:

$1 per ride or a book of 10 tickets for $8, Individual & Family Season Passes are also available!
Admission:

336-222-5030
Phone:

Bring your family out to City Park and start a tradition!  Rides include the train, planes, boats, and cars. Please note the Carousel is currently closed for renovations.      
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60th Annual Visual Arts Competition for Young People

March 22, 2018
Start Date:

April 4, 2018
End Date:

Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

336-226-4495
Phone:

Open to all public, charter, church-sponsored, private and home school students from grades 7-12.
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Uncle Eli’s 87th Annual Quilting Party

April 5, 2018
Start Date:

April 5, 2018
End Date:

8:30am; Potluck Lunch at 1pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

919-259-8510.
Phone:

We will be displaying quilts old and new, plain and fancy -- all special in their own way -- from area quilters. Remember to bring something for the Sharing Table. You're invited to bring a quilting themed book or magazine to exchange for a new one. It's bring one, take one.
How can YOU participate in Uncle Eli's Quilting Party? Just show up. You're invited to bring quilts to display, a project to work on, and a covered dish to share for the always delicious potluck lunch at 1. Or just come to see the show.    
     
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First Thursday in April “Celebrate Arts”

April 5, 2018
Start Date:

April 5, 2018
End Date:

5-8pm
Time:

Destination Downtown's First Thursday event "Celebrate the Arts." Stop by Dick & Jane's, Solgarden, MindGames and Eclection for food, drink, music, art, face painting, sidewalk chalk fun and more! You might even bump into Dino the Dinosaur! Participating businesses will be marked with balloons and as more businesses sign up, we will make sure to add them to our event page. Grab your friends and come downtown for a fun night!
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Jason Tunnels and the Londons

April 6, 2018
Start Date:

April 6, 2018
End Date:

7pm
Time:

$20
Admission:

336-222-8497
Phone:


16th Annual Showcase of Elon Music Festival

April 6, 2018
Start Date:

April 6, 2018
End Date:

Doors open at 6pm; show begins at 7pm
Time:

$10
Admission:

336-584-4060
Phone:

Will feature the great talent of Elon University, including Rip_ChordVital Signs (Elon a cappella)Shirley Tempos, Cora Abdoo and Lucy White. By order of the NC-ALE, alcohol purchased elsewhere cannot be consumed at Grove. This is a family friendly event.
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Grand Night

April 6, 2018
Start Date:

April 7, 2018
End Date:

6:30pm and 8:30pm, both nights
Time:

$13 or Elon ID, reservations recommended
Admission:

(336) 278-5650
Phone:

Directed by Dan Callaway An hour of show-stopping numbers from students in the Department of Performing Arts.
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Town of Elon 125th Anniversary Celebration

April 7, 2018
Start Date:

April 7, 2018
End Date:

11am-5pm
Time:

(336) 584-3601
Phone:

The Town of Elon is commemorating 125 years with a day-long street festival event filled with music, food, unique vendors and live entertainment. Join us for this free and family friendly celebration honoring Elon’s legacy
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Garden Railroad Trains Run

April 7, 2018
Start Date:

April 7, 2018
End Date:

9 am to noon
Time:

free
Admission:

336 449 0313
Phone:

Over 2200 feet of track and 14 loops located in Downtown Gibsonville.  
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HOLI Festival

April 7, 2018
Start Date:

April 7, 2018
End Date:

11am-3pm
Time:

Charged
Admission:

336-584-4060
Phone:

Annual Holi Festival at Gullford County's Grove Winery & Vineyardssponsored by the India Association of the Triad. Colors, kites, DJ, dance & food!
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Burlington City Park Open

April 7, 2018
Start Date:

April 8, 2018
End Date:

Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: 1-7pm
Time:

$1 per ride or a book of 10 tickets for $8, Individual & Family Season Passes are also available!
Admission:

336-222-5030
Phone:

Bring your family out to City Park and start a tradition!  Rides include the train, planes, boats, and cars. Please note the Carousel is currently closed for renovations.      
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NC Food Rodeo at Grove Winery

April 8, 2018
Start Date:

April 8, 2018
End Date:

noon - 4 pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

336-584-4060
Phone:

The best food trucks in North Carolina, family and dog friendly. Dining areas available.
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Friday Night Racing at Ace Motor Speedway

April 13, 2018
Start Date:

April 13, 2018
End Date:

6-11pm
Time:

(336) 266-5653
Phone:

LMSC - 100 Laps / LLM - 60 Laps / Mini Stocks - 30 Laps / Xtreme - 20 Laps / TBA  
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Wine & Song featuring The Beatles Tribute Band Wanderwall

April 14, 2018
Start Date:

April 14, 2018
End Date:

6-11pm
Time:

$10
Admission:

336-584-4060
Phone:

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Get Hiking

April 14, 2018
Start Date:

April 14, 2018
End Date:

10am
Time:

Free
Admission:

336-222-5030
Phone:

3 mile hike
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Mebane Train Display

April 14, 2018
Start Date:

April 14, 2018
End Date:

10am-2pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

A group of local train guys displaying the Tommy Long Train Collection owned by the city of Mebane.
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Department of Performing Arts presents William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”

April 12, 2018
Start Date:

April 15, 2018
End Date:

Thursday-Saturday: 7:30pm; Sunday: 2pm
Time:

$13 or Elon ID
Admission:

(336) 278-5610
Phone:

Department of Performing Arts presents William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” Directed by Fredrick J. Rubeck One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, “Twelfth Night” features unrequited love, mistaken identity and gender-bending disguise.
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Burlington City Park Open

April 14, 2018
Start Date:

April 15, 2018
End Date:

Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: 1-7pm
Time:

$1 per ride or a book of 10 tickets for $8, Individual & Family Season Passes are also available!
Admission:

336-222-5030
Phone:

Bring your family out to City Park and start a tradition!  Rides include the train, planes, boats, and cars. Please note the Carousel is currently closed for renovations.      
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Elon Orchestra Spring Concert

April 17, 2018
Start Date:

April 17, 2018
End Date:

7:30pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

336-278-6750
Phone:

The ensemble closes Music Director Thomas Erdmann’s 14th season with Bartok’s “Rumanian Folk Dances” and Frede Grofe’s “Mississippi Suite,” and continues the Mozart symphony cycle with “Symphony No. 7B in B-flat Major.” Featured soloist is soprano and Elon alumna Susan Hahn singing two songs by Purcell.
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Haw River Ballroom presents M. Ward

April 19, 2018
Start Date:

April 19, 2018
End Date:

Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm
Time:

$25-27
Admission:

(336) 525-2314
Phone:


Haw River Concert in the Park

April 19, 2018
Start Date:

April 19, 2018
End Date:

6-8pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

336-578-5600
Phone:

Featuring music from Back Porch Orchestra.
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Friends of the Elon Community Church Farmer’s Market

April 19, 2018
Start Date:

April 19, 2018
End Date:

3-6pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

The mission of Elon Community Church Farmers Market is to encourage the community to gather around local fresh food, to support area farmers, bakers, crafters and the local economy, and to become better stewards of the earth.
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Friday Night Live at Company Shops

April 20, 2018
Start Date:

April 20, 2018
End Date:

5-8pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

Enjoy live music by Dylan Branson, beer on tap, and made-to-order burgers! Bring the family and your friends for a nice evening at the Co+Op!
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Burke Manor Inn Cooking Class

April 21, 2018
Start Date:

April 21, 2018
End Date:

1:30pm
Time:

$48pp++
Admission:

336-449-6266
Phone:

Zesty! Delicious! Fresh! Those are just a few words that describe the food you will taste during this exciting cooking class demonstration. French native Chef Lil will demonstrate three delicious recipes, you will sample them accompanied by a specialty wine selection. The perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon with friends! Call or email to RSVP today!
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Shirley Tempos Spring Concert

April 21, 2018
Start Date:

April 21, 2018
End Date:

7:30pm
Time:

$10 per ticket
Admission:

2022554479
Phone:

It's that time of year again! Come out and see Shirley Tempos (all-female a cappella) Spring Concert next . We're bringing back all of your favorites, plus new songs including Sam Smith's "Nothing Left For You" and Fitz & the Tantrums' "Fool"! T
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11th Annual Record Store Day

April 21, 2018
Start Date:

April 21, 2018
End Date:

(336) 585-3089
Phone:

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture of independently owned record stores both in the US and internationally. Anyone interested in music, records and looking to have a fun day in Downtown Burlington is invited to attend.  Come celebrate with us with live music, giveaways, raffles, and, of course, special Record Store Day releases.
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Food Truck Fest

April 21, 2018
Start Date:

April 22, 2018
End Date:

11am-7pm
Time:

919-304-1520
Phone:

Celebrate the season's best FASHION, FOOD and FUN at Tanger’s Spring Gourmet Food Truck Festival. All weekend, tantalizing treats will be available - enjoy a variety of gourmet trucks offering Greek, Thai, Mexican, Korean, even desserts and more! On top of the great food, enjoy live entertainment AND giveaways. So mark your calendars and pay us a visit for a fun-filled spring weekend!
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“A Raisin in the Sun” produced by The Gallery Players

April 20, 2018
Start Date:

April 22, 2018
End Date:

Friday & Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 2pm
Time:

$17 adults; $14 seniors & students
Admission:

(336)222-TIXS
Phone:


Burlington City Park Open

April 21, 2018
Start Date:

April 22, 2018
End Date:

Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: 1-7pm
Time:

$1 per ride or a book of 10 tickets for $8, Individual & Family Season Passes are also available!
Admission:

336-222-5030
Phone:

Bring your family out to City Park and start a tradition!  Rides include the train, planes, boats, and cars. Please note the Carousel is currently closed for renovations.      
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Haw River Historical Association Monthly Meeting

April 24, 2018
Start Date:

April 24, 2018
End Date:

7:30pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

Robert Plott, a North Carolina Road Scholar, will tell about the history and choice of the official state dog and his family's role in it.
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Burke Manor Inn Paul Bocuse Inspired Wine Dinner

April 25, 2018
Start Date:

April 25, 2018
End Date:

7pm
Time:

$85pp++
Admission:

336-449-6266
Phone:

An event inspired by the iconic and beloved (late)Chef Paul Bocuse, a prominent figure of the nouvelle cuisine. Join Chef Lil and Burke Manor Inn, in celebrating the accomplishments of this world renowned innovator and legend. Please RSVP quickly, as space is limited.
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Get Hiking

April 26, 2018
Start Date:

April 26, 2018
End Date:

5:45pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

336-222-5030
Phone:

3 mile hike
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Friends of the Elon Community Church Farmer’s Market

April 26, 2018
Start Date:

April 26, 2018
End Date:

3-6pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

The mission of Elon Community Church Farmers Market is to encourage the community to gather around local fresh food, to support area farmers, bakers, crafters and the local economy, and to become better stewards of the earth.
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Mebane Dogwood Festival Golf Tournament

April 27, 2018
Start Date:

April 27, 2018
End Date:

11am-5pm; Lunch served at 11am and a shotgun start at Noon
Time:

(919) 304-3737
Phone:


30th Annual Mebane Dogwood Festival

April 27, 2018
Start Date:

April 28, 2018
End Date:

Friday: 6:30–10pm; Saturday: 10am–10pm;
Time:

Free
Admission:

(919) 304-3737
Phone:

Join us during the longest running street festival in Alamance County. This is our 30th year and we are excited to welcome our guests as they enjoy all of the great food, fun and entertainment for all ages. This family fun event begins Friday, April 27th with our Golf Tournament earlier in the day, followed by our 5K race at 6:30 which includes our Dogwood Dash for the kiddos. At 7pm, the Mason Lovette Band returns to our Main Stage. Carnival rides and food vendors available for the entire family. On Saturday, April 28th, that's when we are in full swing. With food, arts and craft vendors, carnival rides, multiple stages offering a variety of entertainment and let's not forget our Annual Car Show. Saturday's events begin at 10am and will run until 5pm. Check out our special event pages for the Golf Tournament, 5K and Car Show! Additional entertainment and festival information coming soon!
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Wine & Song featuring Retro

April 28, 2018
Start Date:

April 28, 2018
End Date:

6-11pm
Time:

$10
Admission:

336-584-4060
Phone:

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Elon University Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

April 28, 2018
Start Date:

April 28, 2018
End Date:

7:30pm
Time:

$13 or Elon ID
Admission:

336-278-6750
Phone:

Under the direction of Rusty Smith, the jazz ensemble performs a wide range of jazz styles from traditional to contemporary, swing to Latin, and all points in between.
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Burlington’s Maker Faire

April 28, 2018
Start Date:

April 28, 2018
End Date:

10am-5pm
Time:

Family-friendly, the event will be packed with programming, networking and browsing opportunities for anyone interested in the creation of something, whether using high tech tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, machining or low-tech/no-tech making like knitting, glass-blowing and sculpting. Organizers call it “a yearly celebration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), DIY/DIT (Do It Yourself/Do It Together) and the “Greatest Show and Tell in the North Carolina.”” Event organizer Bennett Harris said, “At its heart Maker Faire Burlington is about future possibilities in Alamance County. The maker movement is about entrepreneurs starting new creative and technical businesses, STEM Education, supporting our educators and students, and community building to attract new manufacturing and retain more of our youth.” Organizers are still looking for volunteers to sign up and accepting applications for makers and exhibits via the Participate tab at the event’s website, listed above.  
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21st Annual Herb Festival

April 27, 2018
Start Date:

April 28, 2018
End Date:

Friday: 8:30am-7pm; Saturday 8:30am-3pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

336-227-6900
Phone:

Triad-area gardeners with the highest quality organic herbs, perennials, annuls, heirloom tomato and vegetables plants and specially-selected vendors. Many of our customers return every year to purchase plants they can't find anywhere else in the area.  All proceeds support the programs and services of the Women's Resource Center in Alamance County. The festival offers unique varieties and old favorites of superior-quality organic herb plants, heirloom tomato and vegetable plants, perennials and annuals all supplied for local NC farms and greenhouses. Herbs - standard herbs for the home gardener, kitchen herb gardnerer, herbs that provide color, aromatic senses, etc.  Basil   Chives          Cilantro         Dill      Lavender       Mint          Rosemary     Sage  Thyme  Annuals - Begonias, Coleus, Dahlias, Geraniums,  Lantana,  Salvia, Verbena - and many more.  Perennials - Astilbe, Bee Balm, Columbine, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Ferns, Hosta, Iris, Phlox, Salvia, Sedum, Veronica - and many more. Specialty Perennials - Bearded Iris, Clematis, Honeysuckle, etc. Shrubs - Butterfly Bush, Camellias, Hydrangeas, Lilacs, and others as available  Tomatoes - Heirloom Tomatoes - Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, German Johnson, and more.Vegetables - Cucumber, Eggplant, Peppers, Squash, and many more Local Farmers, Charitable Farmers  Benevolence Farm (Graham);  A&A Nursery (Browns Summit); J&B Herb Farm (Certified Organic Grower) (Roxboro); Cam Too/Moon Meadow (Browns Summit); Smith Farms (Gibsonville) Vendors - area vendors feature bird houses, fairy gardens, homemade soup, jewelry, tools, etc. Alamance Master Gardeners are on hand to provide expertise in gardening, plant selection, etc.

 
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Fraser’s Ridge Scottish Music Jam

April 28, 2018
Start Date:

April 28, 2018
End Date:

1-4pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

(336) 227-4785
Phone:

Join us at Alamance Battleground State Historic Site for an afternoon of music by local musicians, inspired by the book and television series "Outlander". Hear selections ranging from traditional Scottish tunes to the songs of the North Carolina mountains. Bring your own lawn chair or spread a blanket our on the grass to enjoy a leisurely afternoon of music in a historic setting.
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Wine & Song with Retro

April 28, 2018
Start Date:

April 28, 2018
End Date:

Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm
Time:

$10
Admission:

336-584-4060
Phone:

Wine & Song concert series continues with Retro. Wine, local craft beers and food are available.
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“A Raisin in the Sun” produced by The Gallery Players

April 27, 2018
Start Date:

April 29, 2018
End Date:

Friday & Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 2pm
Time:

$17 adults; $14 seniors & students
Admission:

(336)222-TIXS
Phone:


Burlington City Park Open

April 28, 2018
Start Date:

April 29, 2018
End Date:

Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: 1-7pm
Time:

$1 per ride or a book of 10 tickets for $8, Individual & Family Season Passes are also available!
Admission:

336-222-5030
Phone:

Bring your family out to City Park and start a tradition!  Rides include the train, planes, boats, and cars. Please note the Carousel is currently closed for renovations.      
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Music in the Courtyard at Iron Gate Winery

April 29, 2018
Start Date:

April 29, 2018
End Date:

2-4 pm
Time:

Free
Admission:

919-304-9463
Phone:

Join us for a relaxing spring afternoon in the courtyard.  “Currie Clayton” will entertain you with their lively songs and quick wit.  Bring your favorite snacks to enjoy with a glass or two of Iron Gate wines.  
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Piedmont Farm Tour

April 28, 2018
Start Date:

April 29, 2018
End Date:

2 - 6 p.m. both days
Time:

$25-35 per car for ALL farms, ALL weekend!
Admission:

(919) 542-2402
Phone:

Experience the Triangle’s local and organic farm and food scene over a weekend!

Every spring, local and sustainable farmers open their barn doors and farm gates to visitors during the Piedmont Farm Tour. Come tour 45 scenic and sustainable farms in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Orange, Person, and Wake Counties. See baby barn animals, taste goat and cow cheese at award-winning dairies, tour gorgeous organic produce farms, enjoy a hayride, create your own flower bouquet, learn about local craft beer production, and take home tasty treats like gourmet mushrooms, pasture-raised meats, freshly laid eggs, chemical-free fruits, nutrient dense micro-greens, and sustainably grown veggies. Don't forget to bring a cooler to bring home some of the delicious products for sale at many farms! This event is for kids, foodies, locavores, gardeners, new or aspiring farmers, locals, and visitors will enjoy a memorable weekend spent meeting local farmers and touring their beautiful farms on the Piedmont Farm Tour.   About the Tour The tour began in 1995 and is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation, drawing up to 6000 farm visits. It is co-sponsored by Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and Weaver Street Market. The tour occurs on the fourth weekend in April. A detailed brochure and interactive map to the farms will be available about a month in advance. Passes are currently on sale. For more information, please visit:
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Conference Carolinas

April 26, 2018
Start Date:

April 29, 2018
End Date:

Adult General Admission tickets will cost $8, Faculty/Staff/Student/Senior/Child with ID will cost $5, and a Weekend Pass will cost $15.
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Do you miss watching baseball at Burlington Athletic Stadium? Well we have good news for you! We will be hosting the Conference Carolinas tournament here at Burlington Athletic Stadium from April 26-29!  
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“Charlotte’s Webb” presented by Alamance Fine Arts Academy

April 27, 2018
Start Date:

April 29, 2018
End Date:

Friday & Saturday: 7pm; Sunday: 3pm
Time:

Children $5, Adults $10
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Elon University Department of Performing Arts presents “American Idiot”

April 26, 2018
Start Date:

April 30, 2018
End Date:

Thursday-Friday: 7:30pm; Saturday: 2pm and 7:30pm; Sunday: 2pm; Monday: 7:30pm
Time:

$13 or Elon ID, reservations highly recommended. Not suitable for children under 13.
Admission:

336-278-5650
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Music by Green Day, Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, Directed by Lynne Kurdziel-Formato, Musical Direction by Valerie Maze, Scenic Design by Charles Johnson, Vocal Coaching by Brian Kremer “American Idiot” is a sung-through stage adaptation of Green Day’s concept album punk rock opera. Set shortly after the events of 9/11, the show follows three disaffected young men seeking meaning in a confusing time within stifling societal restrictions.
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