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Bandstand

March 19 - March 22, 2020


Approximately two hours and 15 minutes
Recommended for ages 13+

Event Description

“An openhearted new musical that gets the crowd jumping.”
- New York Times
 
“Eye-popping, roof-raising, and astonishing!”
- Deadline
 
The soldiers came home to a new America and made music that inspired the nation.
 
From three-time Tony® winner and “Hamilton” choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes a poignant and inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing.
 
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 great musical superstars, Donny sees a lifeline for himself and some fellow veterans that gives them the purpose they so desperately need. Together, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice and finally feel like they have a place to call home.
 
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)

This show is a part of our 2019-2020 Broadway Series
 
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