Why See Gettin' the Band Back Together?
Rock of Middle Ages
Horns up and bellys sucked in, because Gettin' the Band Back Together proves it's never to late to rekindle your rock & roll spirit. This brand new Broadway musical comedy, written by Jack Davenport (Altar Boyz) and comedy troupe group Grundleshotz, plays out like School of Rock but with middle-aged, white collar workers instead of precocious kids. Its story follows former banker Mitch returning to his hometown and resurrecting his old high school band for a seriously high-stakes music competition.
On a Highway to Broadway
Gettin' the Band Back Together originally debuted at the George Street Playhouse in 2013. John Rando (Urinetown) directs, while the snappy, riffy score come from Mark Allen. A charming, entertaining ride, this musical is rock star wish fulfilment at its absolute best!
What is Gettin' the Band Back Together About?
Like many of us, Mitch once dreamed of being a rock star, but then life took over. Now he's in his forties and back living with his mom in Jersey after his Wall Street job hits the bricks. At a loose end, Mitch decides to round-up the members of his old high school band The Juggernaut. With a local Battle of the Bands looming, the band may be a way for Mitch to rediscover his mojo, and to maybe impress his old high school crush.
However, the competition becomes a whole lot more serious when local landowner Tygen, who is threatening to foreclose Mitch's mom's house, throws his hat in the ring. The only way for Mitch stop him is to defeat up on the stage!
Previews from: 19 July 2018
Opening night: 13 August 2018
Cast and Creative
Marilu Henner as Mitch's Mom
Mitchell Jarvis as Mitch
Kelli Barrett as Dani
Jay Klaitz as Bart
Manu Narayan as Robbie
Paul Whitty as Sully
Sawyer Nunes as Ricky
Noa Solorio as Billie
Brandon Williams as Tygen
Tamika Lawrence as Roxy
Becca Kotte as Tawney
Garth Kravits as Ritchie
J. Elaine Marcos
Directed by John Rando
Book by Ken Davenport & Grundleshotz
Music & Lyrics by Mark Allen
Additional Material by Sarah Saltzberg
Set Design by Derek McLane
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