This Musical Takes You Straight Back to the 1940s – Check Out Bandstand on Friday Evening

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—Bandstand! Check it out at Charleston Gaillard Center this Friday, January 31st!

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 give 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, 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 by its valiant band of brothers. Showstopping and impassioned, this resonant original musical delivers terrific dance numbers that burst with snazzy individuality and vitality, but its heart is in its shadows and in its efforts to shed light on them.” – Time Out New York

Be there this Friday when Charleston Gaillard Center presents Bandstand on January 31st at 7:30 p.m. This production is recommended for ages 13 and older due to subject matter and some adult language. Tickets are $30.00 to $95.00 plus applicable fees and can be purchased online at

We know you love your home at Parks at Nexton Apartments in Summerville, South Carolina, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.

Event Time/Date:
Friday, January 31, 2020—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401

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