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All-“American” Play at Broward Center Brings Back Memories and Creates New Ones

By March 25, 2014 No Comments
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A great song can transport you back to where you were and who you were when you first loved it.

It will be a surreal, rock ‘n roll moment to sit in the Broward Center of the Performing Arts (a Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District cultural partner) this week, look around and see how many people are remembering where they were, when rock band Green Day’s melodies fill the room.

I anticipate that the March 25–April 6 run of “American Idiot,” a two-time Tony Award®-winning hit musical, at the Broward Center will be fantastic for just that reason. In 1998, when the songs were on the airwaves, I was at University of Miami, a college student, figuring out that PR was my calling. Sixteen years seems like a long time until you start looking back. Then you realize how fast it all flies (and how much you’re starting to sound like your parents now. Eek!).

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The Broward Center is making the most of this stroll down memory lane with a special event promotion. Those who purchase a ticket to “American Idiot” can present their ticket stub at America’s Backyard or Stache – two of Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s most popular hot spots – after the show. There, they will have their cover charge waived, and receive a free drink (choice of wine, beer or cocktail) – an added value of at least $20. Package participants must be 21 years of age or older to redeem the offer.

When I go see “American Idiot,” I plan to dress up, rock out, and enjoy the evening with friends – just like it’s 1998 – because, sometimes, creating new memories is way more fun than recalling old ones. Let’s face it: Our hairstyles, clothes and cars have gotten much better!

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