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WINNER! 2017 Tony® Awards, Best Choreography 
WINNER! 2017 Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Orchestrations
WINNER! 2017 Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Choreography 

NOMINEE! 2017 Tony® Awards, Best Orchestrations 
NOMINEE! 2017 Drama Desk Awards, 
Outstanding Music & Outstanding Book of a Musical 

It’s 1945. American soldiers return home to ticker tape parades and overjoyed families; Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, returns with the hope of rebuilding his life with just the shirt on his back and a dream in his heart. 

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. However, complicated relationships, the demands of the competition, and the challenging after-effects of war may break these musicians. But, when Donny meets a beautiful, young singer named Julia, he finds the perfect harmony in words and music that could take this band of brothers all the way to the live radio broadcast finale in New York City. Victory will require every ounce of talent, stamina, and raw nerve that these musicians possess. 

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Richard Oberacker

Richard Oberacker is currently conducting Cirque du Soleil’s Kà in Las Vegas. Mr. Oberacker’s conducting credits include Cirque’s Dralion and national tours of Disney’s The Lion King, Show Boat, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Music of the Night and Cats. As a composer, co-lyricist, and co-librettist, his original musicals inclu ...

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Robert Taylor

Robert’s musicals include Ace (NAMT, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Old Globe Theatre, Signature Theatre), Journey to the West (NYMF), The Parenting Project (Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Ensemble Theatre) and The Sandman (NAMT, Fredericia Theater of Denmark). He has taught foreign languages and or ...

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