Bandstand: Musical Info & Synopsis


Bandstand is set in the aftermath of WWII and follows the story of Donny Novitski, a talented musician and war veteran. He assembles a group of fellow vets to form a band, and together they decide to enter a national music competition. As they navigate personal traumas and strive for success, the musical explores themes of camaraderie, resilience, and the healing nature of music.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1940s / USA (Ohio, NYC)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Richard Oberacker

Lyrics/Book: Robert Taylor

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2017)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2010s, Bands, DramaticJazz, Original, War

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