Musicals have always brought impossible dreams to life onstage, from cats that can talk to humans who can sing in public without feeling weird. Escape from reality with this GrouponLive deal to see Green Day’s American Idiot at the Merriam Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $20, you get one ticket for family-circle seating in rows A–E (a $40 value).
- For $30, you get one ticket for rear-center or side-balcony seating (a $55 value).
- For $39, you get one ticket for rear- or side-orchestra seating (a $75 value).
Then choose from the following performances:
- Tuesday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, February 17, at 6:30 p.m.
The blockbuster punk-rock opera—based on Green Day’s hit 2004 album, American Idiot—tells the tale of a tormented generation of youngsters struggling to come to terms with the new realities of its post-9/11 times. Described by Charles Isherwood of the New York Times as “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical [he’d] seen this year,” the musical features Billie Joe Armstrong’s penned hits “21 Guns,” “Holiday,” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends.” A riveting and youthful cast led by Alex Nee takes to the industrial, TV-studded stage and plays up the passions and rage of its generation while an onstage band provides the iconic tunes.
Merriam Theater at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts proudly stands as the apex of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. Aiming to entertain a broad audience, the space’s soaring vaulted-glass ceilings ring with the sounds of the Broadway shows, jazz concerts, world music, and classical performances contained in its many concert halls and theatres, including the adjoining Merriam Theater. Opened in 1918, the Merriam has hosted legendary thespians such as John Barrymore, Katharine Hepburn, and Sir Laurence Olivier throughout the decades and continues its legacy today by hosting touring shows of all types.