Season 14: Mainstage Plays & Musicals

July 12 - August 20, 2023


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

Directed by Sean Harris
Choreographed by Darlene Zoller
Music Direction by Melanie Guerin



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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