Monday, December 28, 2015




WHEN: Friday, January 8,  8pm; Saturday, January 9, 3pm; Saturday, January 9, 8pm; Sunday, January 10, 3pm
WESTMINSTER ARTS THEATRE, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ.

The New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts Encore Theatre presents AMERICAN IDIOT! Green Day's powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion. 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 follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled 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 a...ttend familial responsibilities, and Johnny's attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. A high concept, energy-fueled rock opera with strong messages and an amazing cast.

IMG_4642The musical will feature the amazing directing “dream team” from NYC's 20th anniversary production of RENT, Alex Perez and Charles Santoro!

The show is directed and choreographed by Alex Perez, Alex is a Member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers).

The musical direction is by Charles Santoro (Musical Director/Piano Conductor). Currently, Mr. Santoro teaches, composes, arranges, and orchestrates for an assortment of shows and events in the NJ and NYC area.

The American Idiot cast includes Michael Nigro from Cranford, Tyler Moscaritola from Nutley, Thomas Short from Jersey City, Susan Ramirez from Belleville, Nisa Betancourt from Bayonne, Kelly Baron from Milford, Andy Winters from Bayonne, Robert Stevens from Saddle Brook, Jr., Rob Wilson from West Orange, Chris Taramelli from Landing, Xander Fiedler, Jesse Bush from Randolph, Annalise Mendez from Old Bridge, Rachel Spillane from Kearny, Angela Romano from Fairfield, Katerina Farese from Woodland Park, Dani Morris from Wycoff, and Audrey Russelman from Wanaque.

Founded in 2004, the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts ( in Bloomfield, NJ has provided comprehensive professional acting training for adults, teens and children. More than 3,000 students, some of whom have gone on to pursue professional acting careers, have taken classes at the school since it opened its doors eleven years ago.