Bandstand coming to Des Moines Civic Center

From three-time Tony® winner and “Hamilton” choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes “Bandstand,” an inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing that will be performed at the Des Moines Civic Center Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now. See www.desmoinesperformingarts.org for more information.

It’s 1945, and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, 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.

Stay late after the Friday, December 13 evening performance for a Q&A with members of the company. Audience members are invited to move to the front rows of the Civic Center immediately after the conclusion of the performance. (Subject to change without notice.)