Doors Open: 7:30 PM
RAUENOW ADULT: $27.65
STANDARD ADULT: $39.50
TICKET SALE DATES
RAUENOW ADULT / STANDARD ADULT / VETERANS Public Onsale: October 10, 2023 12:00 PM to September 20, 2024 7:00 PM
presented by Williams Street Rep
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2024 | 8:00 PM
Music by Richard Oberacker
Book and Lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker
Directed by Dan Ellis
It’s 1945. As America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer, and songwriter, struggles to rebuild the life he left behind.
When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next swing band sensation, Donny joins forces with a motley group of fellow veterans, and together they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. But soon, complicated relationships, the demands of the competition, and the challenging after-effects of war may break these musicians. Victory will require every ounce of talent, stamina, and raw nerve that these musicians can muster.
BANDSTAND is “both a peppy celebration of can-do spirit and a more somber exploration of what
American servicemen experienced when they marched home from World War II.
It’s a great argument for why theater can sometimes tell a story more boldly and more viscerally”
The New York Times.
“The show defies you not to be moved”
Time Out New York.
“A dazzling stand-up-and-cheer new musical!”
The Star Ledger
Recommended age: 13 and up
Content Warning: PTSD
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