815.356.9212

26 N Williams Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Williams Street Rep

Bandstand

Ages 13 and up
Friday, September 27
Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8pm
$0 to $39.50

Bandstand
presented by Williams Street Rep

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2024 | 8:00 PM

TICKETS*
Tickets: $39.50
RaueNOW: $27.65

Music by Richard Oberacker

Book and Lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker

Directed by Dan Ellis

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 swing band sensation, Donny joins forces with a motley group of fellow veterans, and together they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. But soon, complicated relationships, the demands of the competition, and the challenging after-effects of war may break these musicians. Victory will require every ounce of talent, stamina, and raw nerve that these musicians can muster.

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.

“A dazzling stand-up-and-cheer new musical!”

The Star Ledger

Recommended age: 13 and up

Content Warning: PTSD

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*Prices vary according to zone. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

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Facility Fee – A $6 per order charge that helps operate and invest back in our historic venue.

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FULL PERFORMANCE LISTING

  • Friday, September 13
    Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8pm
  • Saturday, September 14
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Saturday, September 14
    Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7pm
  • Sunday, September 15
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Thursday, September 19
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Friday, September 20
    Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8pm
  • Saturday, September 21
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Saturday, September 21
    Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7pm
  • Sunday, September 22
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Thursday, September 26
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Friday, September 27
    Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8pm
  • Saturday, September 28
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Saturday, September 28
    Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7pm
  • Sunday, September 29
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Thursday, October 03
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Friday, October 04
    Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8pm
  • Saturday, October 05
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Saturday, October 05
    Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7pm
  • Sunday, October 06
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Thursday, October 10
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Friday, October 11
    Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8pm
  • Saturday, October 12
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Saturday, October 12
    Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7pm
  • Sunday, October 13
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Thursday, October 17
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Friday, October 18
    Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8pm
  • Saturday, October 19
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
  • Saturday, October 19
    Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7pm
  • Sunday, October 20
    Doors: 1:30pm Show: 2pm
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