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Presented OUTSIDE of The Black Box

"In Concert" Format


AUGUST 19-22, 2021

Book and Lyrics by:  Billie Joe Armstrong
Book by: Michael Mayer
Music and Lyrics by: Green Day


The Grammy Award and two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, based on the multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.



This show will be presented IN CONCERT format. What do we mean by "in concert," you say? What we mean is that we will still be doing the entire show, but it will be without all the major stage lighting, video projections, set pieces and choreography we had originally dreamed of for this show. Don't worry though, it will still include a powerhouse cast & band with the all the Green Day music you know and love! Due to us still having to follow certain industry and venue guidelines, including during the rehearsal and prep for this show, this was the only way to bring the show to life without cancelling it. So we are going for it and it's going to be GREAT! We will still be performing the material, as written, with our full LIVE band and actors performing and singing LIVE, it will just be with limited staging and without all the fancy technical elements. Kind of like if you were seeing a show at Knuckleheads in KC. Please note that no members of Green Day are in this production, this is the LIVE MUSICAL of the show they created for Broadway that will star all Kansas City based professional actors, singers and musicians, and it's one amazing group that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS! 




What to Bring:

Any PPE that makes you feel safe!

A chair for yourself (tell other members of your party too!)

Cash / Credit / debit card for the bar!


The Scoop:

Gates will open at 7:00pm. The performance begins at 8:00pm and runs approx. 90 minutes and is performed without an intermission.

***RAIN OR SHINE*** Should there be inclement weather we will move the concert indoors at The Black Box!


The Black Box Staff will be implementing safety protocols as suggested and required by local, state and national guidelines, union standards and other best practices from arts organizations.However, we can NOT guarantee a 100% pathogen free environment. PARTY AT YOUR OWN RISK!


By purchasing this ticket, you, and your entire table/group, agree to not hold THE BLACK BOX or PADGETT PRODUCTIONS liable for any and all damages and injuries; this establishment, any and all companies, individuals, organizations, or entities otherwise involved in the production of the event; legally, financially or otherwise.


Other info:

The Tree Hugger Truck, resident food truck and vegan eatery, will be open for business Thursday - Saturday 4 - 8pm and you can purchase food and drinks directly from them and bring them to your seat.


A clean, indoor restroom will be provided, with distancing enforced.





There is no age restriction to attend the show, but be warned, it is intended for MATURE AUDIENCES.