What To Prepare:

Musicals: 32 measures of song that best shows off your vocal skills (An accompanist will be provided) and comfortable clothing for dance auditions.

Non-Musicals: Two (2) minute (max.) monologue is highly encouraged. The Director may request a cold reading from the script.

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Green Day’s American Idiot
Director: Brian Finnerty & Thayer Greenberg
Choreographer: Brian Finnerty
Music Director & Band Leader: Michelle Kasanofsky

Thursday, May 16 from 5-8pm
Saturday May 18 from 5pm – 8pm

Callbacks: Sunday May 19 @2pm

*If you are unable to audition in person, please send a self tape to

The Sarasota Players Studio
1400 Blvd. of the Arts, Suite 200
Sarasota, FL 34236

Please prepare 
32-48 bars of a rock song

Rehearsal Begin:  6/3/24 Monday-Thursdays, Sundays as needed (after music rehearsals end)
Show Run: August 7-16, 2024

SYNOPSIS: The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day’s American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning 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.

Johnny, Tunny, and Will struggle to find meaning in a depressing and divided world. When the three disgruntled friends 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, drug addiction, and a hazardous new friendship. 

An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the political and powerful story line.

We actively encourage performers from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, and body types to audition for any role. We celebrate the unique perspectives and talents that each individual brings to the stage. 

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.

Gender: Male identifying or gender neutral 
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B2

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.

Gender: Male identifying or gender neutral
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: D3

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.

Gender: Male identifying 
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C#3

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.

Gender: Any 
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: C3

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.

Gender: Female identifying 
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

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.

Gender: Female identifying 
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D#5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

A girl 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. Strong dance needed. 

Gender: Female identifying 
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

The Favorite Son
Gender: Any 
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Will’s friend. Soloist in Too Much Too Soon. 
Gender: male identifying or nonbinary 
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G3

Heather’s friend. Soloist in Too Much Too Soon. 
Gender: female identifying or non binary
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Gender: All 
Age 20-40 
Dance: standard 
Movement: heavy