BANDSTAND - National Theatre - Washington, D.C. | Kids Out and About DMV

BANDSTAND - National Theatre - Washington, D.C.

From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes a poignant and inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing.

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).

Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Run time: Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes, with one intermission

Location:

1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20004
United States

Phone:

202-628-6161
Contact name: 
National Theatre
Dates: 
03/03/2020
03/04/2020
03/05/2020
Time: 
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