I’ll admit I was actually considering going to Green Day’s American Idiot musical, which is playing down the street at the Berkeley Rep for just one more month. After catching the trailer, however, I’m not quite sure what to think. The music and singing do sound pretty solid, but the whole cast belting out the title track caused instant lulz.
Kind of reminds me of seeing a production of Hamlet at a college once, which featured a Radiohead soundtrack and the Prince of Denmark shouting, “Put your hands in the air! Wave ‘em like you just don’t care!” Again, good for laughs, but when “Exit Music (For a Film)” plays on your way out, it feels a bit confusing.