Bandstand

Music by:

Richard Oberacker

Lyrics by:

Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor

Book by:

Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor

Directed by:

Richard Fitch

Dates:

2 - 6 November 2021, 7.30pm

Matinees:

4, 5 and 6 November, 2.30pm

Venue:

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre

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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 America’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.

This production is double-cast:

Jazz Company: Gregor Milne, Olivia Saunders, Sarah Davis

2 Nov 7.30pm | 4 Nov 7.30pm  |  5 Nov 7.30pm | 6 Nov 2.30pm

Swing Company: Hassun Sharif, Billie Bowman, Phoebe Redman

3 Nov 7.30pm  |  4 Nov 2.30pm  |  5 Nov 2.30pm | 6 Nov 7.30pm

 

Creative Team

Directed by:

Richard Fitch

Musical Director:

Dan Jackson

Choreographer:

Stuart Winter

Set and Projection Designer:

P J McEvoy

Costume Designer:

Cory Shipp

Lighting Designer:

Nic Farman

Sound Designer:

Adam Fisher

Assistant Director:

Harry Downes