Director Don Horn's choice to stage American Idiot—a production that should be a seizure-inducing, explosive light show of a rock opera—in the quaint Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza was a huge risk. Triangle paid the price for it at points during the show. The acoustics of the room, which used to be used as a church, were not built for power chords. Faulty mic problems throughout the show ended up with actors singing at different volume levels and loud static interrupting guitar solos.
The opening was a lesson in commitment, as performers powered through the technical struggles. Regardless, Triangle Production's American Idiot has great potential, if they can get their mics under control.
GO: American Idiot, The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 NE Sandy Blvd, 503-239-5919, 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday June 9-July 2. $15-$35. A portion of proceeds benefit The Center, Orlando's LGBTQ advocacy group.