Logan Higgins from Litchfield New Hampshire appears in the featured ensemble in Green Day’s American Idiot. He describes his character as a sort of glam/androgynist punk kid that escaped the ignorant minds of Suburbia with Johnny, Tunny, and the rest of the cast to find his own crowd of people that think and act the same as him. “My character is an extension of me; he is just everything that I wish I could tap into when I’m not on stage.” What was the most challenging part of bringing his role to life? “The anger. The angst. It has been such a challenge for me to bring out that anger to make this character truly believable. It’s also been hard trying to keep some of my natural traits out of this show.”
Why did Logan audition for this show? “I auditioned for this show for so many reasons. One of the biggest reasons is Green Day, the album American Idiot in particular, was the first piece of music I bought and started to love on my own. I remember walking the isles of Newbury Comics at the age of 10 with 20$ in my pocket when the hand grenade heart caught my eye. It spoke to me and I bought that album for 11.99$ and listened to it on the way home to my dad’s house on my personal CD player. That album started shaping my personal musical stylings into the Hodge podge of genres it is today.”
Logan has performed with Actorsingers for two years. “It started off when a good friend of mine convinced me to audition for their teen show Urinetown back in 2013. I hadn’t done any theatre for a whole year and I was so nervous that I went flat on the last note of my song. Since then, I have appeared in both of the 2014-15 main stage Actorsingers productions including Young Frankenstein and Crazy for You. “
Logan’s earliest theatre memory was being solider #2 in The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree in 5th grade. “I had no lines, but I got to chase someone and there was a line about a fish being in my pocket. The song “Shipshape ‘n’ Bristol Fashion” has haunted my dreams ever since.”
Why does Logan perform? “I have met some of my best friends through theatre, but I love the chance to be someone different. Growing up, I loved to play pretend because I always thought that I was really boring and I could play these characters to liven my life up for a temporary amount of time. I still feel that way to an extent, but being on stage provides me the same adrenaline as going on a rollercoaster. I’m poor, so going to an amusement park isn’t always the best option! Hahaha”
Logan recently resigned as the manager and cake decorator at Cold Stone Creamery on Amherst Street in Nashua, NH so he can focus on school in the fall. He will be a full-time student at Middlesex Community College working on a theatre concentration. On the rare occasion Logan is not singing, choreographing some random dance, or preparing his acceptance speeches/ celebrity interviews, he likes to play old school video games, watching the game show network, cooking/baking/grilling, and learning about makeup.
Show Dates Aug 28, 29, 30 and Sept 3, 4, 5 Tickets available here
Photography by: Stephanie Pappas Photography