COMING SOON TO THE BROADWAY IN SANTA BARBARA SERIES
STAFF SPOTLIGHT SHOW!
The Granada Theatre
November 19 - 20, 2019
From Andy Blankenbuehler, winner of the 2017 Tony Award® for Best Choreography and the 2016 Tony Award® for HAMILTON, comes BANDSTAND—the new musical that explodes with the most high-octane, heart-stopping and best dancing on stage today.
1945: As America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, returns to rebuild his life with only the shirt on his back and a dream in his heart.
When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, inspiration strikes! Donny joins forces with a motley group of fellow veterans, each an astonishing musician. 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.
Tuesday, November 19, 2020: 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20, 2020: 7:30 p.m.
- ACT I: 1 hour 15 minutes
- INTERMISSION: 15 minutes
- ACT II: 1 hour
- RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 30 minutes
The performance will begin promptly at the advertised curtain time. Latecomers will be held outside of the theater until the tour approved entrance time.
Critics Are Saying...
SHOWSTOPPING and impassioned, the show DEFIES YOU NOT TO BE MOVED. – TIME OUT
AN OPEN-HEARTED NEW MUSICAL THAT GETS THE CROWD JUMPING! – THE NEW YORK TIMES
SPECTACULAR! Bandstand is glamorous and romantic entertainment—a beautifully danced Broadway show with a brassy, big band sound that rarely stops. – CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Staff Testimonial - Sally
Loved BANDSTAND! An inspiring romantic story, big band concert and swing dance show all rolled up into this marvelous musical.
Staff Testimonial - Reida
Bandstand was my favorite show of the 2018 Broadway conference! With stellar choreography featuring 40’s style swing dancing and amazing staging, costuming, and music, the story is compelling and offers a message relevant to today's world where every day veterans face challenges in re-joining civilian life. Loved this show!
Staff Testimonial - Heidi
BANDSTAND depicts such a powerful side of veterans returning home amidst the backdrop of incredible music. This show really nails it in depicting how music can lift the spirits of those trying to find meaning and purpose again upon returning from war. I would highly recommend it!