Nov 062018

Green Day’s American Idiot

– the Victorian Non-Professional Premiere

Audition Dates:              Vocal Auditions

                                        Monday 19th November 8.00pm – 10:30pm

                                        Wednesday 21st November 7.30pm – 10:30pm

Dance Audition (compulsory for all)

                                        Sunday 25th November @ 4pm


Callbacks (if required):         Sunday 25th November from 6pm (exact time will be advised)

Character descriptions and requirements

Character Breakdown (All ages are approximate and based on look, not actual age.)


JOHNNY: Male, 20-30, 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 his alter ego, St. Jimmy, and drugs. (Guitar experience preferred) – Baritone Range

WILL: Male, 20-30, 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 (Being able to play guitar (or learn) would be advantageous)  – Tenor Range

TUNNY: Male, 20-30, Johnny’s friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army and is sent to war. Tunny suffers serious injuries. During his rehabilitation, he falls in love with his nurse, Extraordinary Girl, and she returns home with him. (Being able to play guitar (or learn) would be advantageous)  – Tenor Range

JIMMY:Male or Female, 20-45, Johnny’s rebellious, drug-dealing alter ego. A figment of Johnny’s imagination that eventually convinces Johnny to choose Jimmy and drugs over Whatsername –Tenor Range

WHATSERNAME: Female, 20-30, 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 relationship rather than pursue his addiction. – Mezzo Soprano Range

HEATHER: Female, 20-30, Will’s girlfriend in Suburbia. 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. – Mezzo Soprano Range

EXTRAORDINARY GIRL: Female, 20-30, 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. (Some dance skill required) – Mezzo Soprano Range

ENSEMBLE: Men and Women, 20-40, will play various roles throughout the show. These roles may also double as swings for the principal roles.


Green Day’s American Idiot follows a young anti-hero, Johnny, the self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia”, and his two buddies, Will and Tunny, as they attempt to break out of their mind-numbing, aimless suburban existence. When the three men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. Each of them struggles to find the balance between rage and love — a conflict that defines their generation.

Suburb & state: Doncaster, Victoria

Contact info

Company Name Phoenix Theatre Company Inc