Tony-Winning Musical Bandstand in Santa Barbara
The American Theatre Guild is proud to announce that the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, BANDSTAND, will play The Granada Theatre November 19-20, 2019. Originally directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award® winner and HAMILTON choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, featuring book & lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, with music by Oberacker, this poignant and inspiring new American musical explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing.
Tickets are on sale now and are available at The Granada Theatre box office, 1214 State St, by visiting BroadwaySantaBarbara.com and GranadaSB.org or by calling 805.899.2222. Groups of 10+ call 1.866.314.7687. Ticket prices start at $46.00.
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 the nation’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.
BANDSTAND is “both a peppy celebration of can-do spirit and a more somber exploration of what American servicemen experienced when they marched home from World War II. It’s a great argument for why theater can sometimes tell a story more boldly and more viscerally” (The New York Times). “The show defies you not to be moved” (Time Out New York).
The award-winning Bandstand design team includes Tony Award® nominee David Korins and associate Justin West (Scenic Design), Tony Award® winner Paloma Young (Costume Design), Tony Award® winner Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), Tony Award® winner Nevin Steinberg (Original Broadway Sound Design), David Thomas (Tour Sound Design), J. Jared Janas and Dave Bova (Makeup, Hair and Wig Design), Tony Award® nominee Greg Anthony Rassen (Co-Orchestrator and Music Arranger), Tony Award® winner and 2017 Tony Award® nominee Bill Elliott (Co-Orchestrator), Fred Lassen (Music Supervisor), Gina Rattan (Tour Director), with choreography restaged and additional choreography by Marc Heitzman. Tour Casting by Kate Lumpkin, CSA.
BANDSTAND is produced by Work Light Productions and was originally produced on Broadway by Tom Smedes, Gabrielle Palitz, Terry Schnuck, Roger Horchow, Peter Stern, Michael Palitz, Jane Dubin, Tom Kirdahy, David Lyons, Sarah Perot, James L. Nederlander, James & Catherine Berges, Darren DeVerna & Jere Harris, Jeff & Ellen Adler, Nancy & Randy Best, Deep End Productions, Patty Baker, Terry D. Loftis/Scott D. Huffman, Independent Presenters Network/Charles & Lisa Siegel, Rosie Gunther McCooe/J. Scott & Sylvia G. Bechtel, Roy Putrino/Heather Shields, Diane & John Kalishman/Alison & John Ferring and The Shubert Organization in association with Paper Mill Playhouse.
Performance Schedule for BANDSTAND at The Granada Theatre:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 –7:30 p.m.
Please Note: BroadwaySantaBarbara.com, GranadaSB.org, and The Granada Theatre box office are the only official sources for tickets to all shows in the 2019-20 Broadway In Santa Barbara Series. If you purchase tickets through another source, you may pay inflated prices and your tickets will not be guaranteed.
The 2019–20 Broadway In Santa Barbara Series is welcomed by the Santa Barbara Hotel Group.
The American Theatre Guild, a 501(c)(3) organization and the largest not-for-profit touring Broadway Presenter in the nation, supports Broadway seasons in twelve markets including Birmingham, AL; Colorado Springs, CO; Eugene, OR; Kansas City, MO; Lubbock, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Riverside, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; South Bend, IN; Thousand Oaks, CA; Toledo, OH; and Wichita, KS. The American Theatre Guild is dedicated to providing the experience of live theater in order to foster passion, inspire creativity and empower youth within each community.