Bandstand Show Poster

Bandstand Cast & Creative

Featuring an explosive original score, Bandstand is a truly American celebration of the men and women whose personal bravery defined a nation.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Sep. 17, 2017.

Show Overview

About Bandstand

They came home to a new America. They made the music that inspired the nation.

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.


Donny Novitski
Mrs. Adams
Johnny Simpson
Brandon James Ellis
Davy Zlatic
Nate Hopkins
Jimmy Campbell
Geoff Packard
Wayne Wright
Joey Pero
Nick Radel


Richard Oberacker
Book and Lyrics
Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor
Director and Choreographer
Andy Blankenbuehler
Set Designer
David Korins
Costume Designer
Paloma Young
Lighting Designer
Jeff Croiter
Sound Designer
Nevin Steinberg
Greg Anthony Rassen and Bill Elliott
Music Director
Fred Lassen
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