CASA GRANDE — Teens from the BlackBox Foundation summer program will perform Green Day’s “American Idiot the Musical” next weekend.

The show is a rock-based musical based on Green Day’s 2004 concept album of the same title.

The story follows three young men as they strive to find meaning in life and yearn to escape the suburban lifestyle and parental rules. Along the way, they struggle with various life situations such as drugs, teen pregnancy and other issues.

Several teens from Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence and Maricopa are cast in the show, including:

  • Carlos Venegas
  • Marcos Espinoza
  • Jade Martinez
  • Chaienne Zoller
  • Kadie Van Zile
  • Bonnie Voyce
  • Keenan Smith
  • Chris Hartshorn
  • Ivie Keene
  • Alexander McQueen

Cast in the ensemble are Anna Lucier, Lexi Winegrad, Alexis Dubbs, Chloe McQueen, Samantha Ostrowski, Lillie Peterson, Marisa Pike, Logan Herbert, Haden Herbert, Angel Enriquez, Madison Ewald and Payton Toscano.

The musical is based on a book written by Billie Joe Armstrong.

Shows will be performed at 7 p.m. June 14-15 at the Pence Center at Central Arizona College.

As the musical deals with mature themes, it may not be suitable for all audiences. Tickets are $10 and are available online at www.blackboxaz.org.

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