Friday, July 10, 2015

"American Idiot" Showcases Vocal Chops of BW Students, Grad

 Left to right: Jonathan Walker White '11, Dan Folino and Riley Ewing '17 in Beck's production of "American Idiot,"
Photo Courtesy: Patrick R. Murphy/PRM Digital Productions
Current BW music theatre students and a graduate are rocking Beck Center for the Arts summer production of "American Idiot," a rock opera based on a 2004 Green Day 2004 album. In a theatre preview for The Plain Dealer, Andrea Simakis credits Jonathan Walker White '11 in the role of "Tunny" and Riley Ewing '17 as "Will" with having "the pipes to pull off both raging, anthemic rock and the vocal demands of a musical."

In addition to the BW talent mentioned in the preview, Annalise Griswold '18 and Olivia Kaufman '18 are also in the production; Griswold appears in the role of "Heather" and Kaufman plays "Whatshername."

The show opens at Beck Center in Lakewood 8 p.m. Friday, July 10 with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 16.

A host of BW talent is performing and producing coast to coast this summer. Watch this space for more info. Break legs #YJ4L!