Plays & Performances not to miss

Music: Green Day’s American Idiot Musical Comes to Australia

Green Day’s American Idiot musical is finally coming to Australia, complete with a soon-to-be-announced all-Aussie cast and directed by Australian award-winning director Craig Ilott.

The season’s premiere will take place at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, South Brisbane on February 23.

Written by the band’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, American Idiot tells the story of three friends and their self-discovery journey in a post-9/11 world. The rock musical will also feature songs from the albums American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown.

Tickets will be on sale from 9am this Friday, October 28.

Green Day will also come to Australia for their Revolution Radio tour from April-May.

Theatre: Aladdin Now Showing In Sydney

Disney Theatrical Productions has brought its Broadway musical comedy ‘Aladdin’ to Sydney, Australia.

Following the success of the animated film in 1992, the musical promises intricate choreography, production numbers, and visual effects.

Starring Michael James Scott as the Genie, Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine, and former children’s musical group member Ainsley Melham as Aladdin, the show opened in August and runs until November 20 at Capitol Theatre, Haymarket.