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Production Information

URP’s production of American Idiot will be a small cast, ensemble-based Rock Musical.

Creative Team

Director - Richard Berg

Musical Director - Rob Hamilton

Lighting Designer - Robert Sondergaard

Set Designers - Robert Sondergaard & Richard Berg

Stage Manager - Collette Berg

Rehearsal and Performance Information

Rehearsals will be held at Capilano University beginning September 3rd.

Rehearsals will be held on Sundays from 10:00am to 6:30pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.

Technical rehearsals at Centennial Theatre will take place November 1 to 5.

Performances at Centennial Theatre will take place November 5 to 10.



Audition Information

URP is currently looking for non-union performers.

Performers cast in principle roles will receive an honorarium of $1000.00

**Performers receiving school credit for their participation will not be eligible for the honorarium.

Select CAEA members may be considered, but should not book a general audition. If you are a CAEA member, please send a headshot and resume to

Audition Dates:

  • January 20 & 21, 2019


  • Capilano University, North Vancouver, Room DW 118, Dogwood Building


  • 2 rock/pop songs - at least one song should NOT be from a musical

  • Bring piano sheet music (in the correct key)

  • If you play guitar, please prepare to play and sing Green Day’s “Good Riddance”

  • Please bring a headshot (if able) and resume

  • No outside footwear is permitted in the audition room. Please bring clean, dry, non-marking shoes to change into.

  • There will be no formal dance call until call backs

Call Backs:

Call backs will be held the week following auditions.


  • Johnny

    The self-proclaimed "Jesus of Suburbia." Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs.

  • Tunny

    Johnny's friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny's ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream.

  • Will

    Johnny's friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships.

  • St. Jimmy

    Johnny's alter ego. Known as the "city badass." An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername.

  • Heather

    A girl in Suburbia and Will's girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him.

  • Whatsername

    A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction.

  • Extraordinary Girl

    A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war.

  • 8 Ensemble (including featured supporting characters)