Season 14: Mainstage Plays & Musicals

July 12 - August 20, 2023


Music by Richard Oberacker
Book and Lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker


It’s 1945. American soldiers return home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, and Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, returns with the hope of rebuilding his life. 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. However, 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 an open-hearted musical that will have you clapping your hands and clenching your fists, tapping your toes and blinking back tears.” – New York Times

“A dazzling stand-up-and-cheer new musical!” – The Star Ledger


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Performance Schedule

Previews (July 12 & 13)

Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Regular Performances (July 14 - August 20)
Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
Tuesday at 2:00pm
Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday at 7:30pm

Talk Back with the cast after the Sunday matinee performances.


Recommended age: 13 and up
Content/Trigger Warnings: PTSD




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