Gettin’ the Band Back Together

Mitch Papadopolous always dreamed about being the next Bon Jovi, but he chose security over stardom and left those daydreams behind for a day job. For a while he thought he had everything-the high paying job, the high-rise apartment-until his 40th birthday when he got handed a pink slip and had to move back in with his Mom in Sayreville, New Jersey. And when his high school arch nemesis (with a 20-year-old grudge and a tangerine spray tan) threatens to foreclose on their house, this big-shot banker must save his small-town home the only way he can… by winning The Battle of the Bands. So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang (the math teacher who isn’t good at math, the Irish cop who dreams about being on Broadway, the dermatologist who can’t get a date, and a 16-year-old Jewish rapper who makes Vanilla Ice look cool), and sets out to win the battle… and maybe even win back the high school sweetheart he left behind… proving it’s never too late to give your dreams one last shot.

Roles
5F, 7M
Musicians
7
Duration
135 Min

Music

Creators

Ken Davenport

Ken Davenport

Book/Producer Ken Davenport is an award-winning Broadway Producer and Writer. Producing credits include: Once On This Island (Tony Award), Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Groundhog Day (Tony nomination), The Play That Goes Wrong, Spring Awakening (Tony...

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Grundleshotz

Grundleshotz

Book Grundleshotz is a group of performers and writers comprising Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Berman, Michael Hirstreet, Jenna Coker Jones, Craig Jorczak, Nathan Kaufman, Jay Klaitz, Emily McNamara, Jennifer Miller, Bhavesh Patel, Sarah...

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Mark Allen

Mark Allen

Music & Lyrics Broadway… finally! Past shows include: Tinyard Hill with Tommy Newman, Band Geeks! with Newman, Gaby Alter, and Gordon Greenberg, The Joker’s Game with Louis St. Louis and Jim Racheff. Mark has also has created music for...

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Sarah Saltzberg

Sarah Saltzberg

Additional Material Sarah Saltzberg was part of the original creative cast for Gettin’ the Band Back Together, and is thrilled that the show has made it to Broadway! Career highlights include: a creator and original cast member of the Tony Award...

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Videos

Instrumentation

7 Musicians

Keyboard (2)
Guitar (3)
Bass
Drums/Percussion

Casting

Mitch
Male - 34-45
Recently fired from his job on Wall Street on his birthday. He reluctantly descends upon his hometown in New Jersey and moves back in with his mother. He seeks redemption in the form of a Battle of the Bands vs. his nemesis, Tygen. The only kicker is that he has to reunite his high school band, Juggernaut.

Bart
Male - 34-45
A math teacher by day and bass player for Juggernaut by night. He has an immature sense of humor and the hots for Mitch's Mom.

Robbie
Male - 34-45
Dr. Rummesh "Robbie" Patel is stuck working in his father's dermatology practice, which has kept him from his dreams of being a pediatrician. Unlucky in love, Robbie has tried every dating site you can and can't think of. In Mitch's band, he plays keyboard.

Ricky
Male - 18-24
Ricky "Bling" Goldstein is a Jewish rapper. He knows the hip lingo of the kids today, and says things like "YOLO" and "hashtag." He has crazy guitar skills and a huge crush on Billie. He plays lead guitar in Juggernaut.

Sully
Male - 34-45
Officer Michael "Sully" Sullivan is a cop, but he's going to be taking his detective's exam. After all, fourth time's the charm. He plays the drums in Mitch's band. Secretly, he wants to be an actor.

Mitch's Mom
Female - 34-45
Gives piano lessons, but she's no Mrs. Paroo. Proudly jogs around the town in her leotard. A bit of a matchmaker.

Dani
Female - 32-42
Mitch's high school sweetheart. Works hard to keep her and her teenage daughter afloat.

Tygen
Male - 34-45
While he's not playing guitar with his high school band, "Mouthfeel," Tygen makes a living foreclosing homes. He owns seventeen businesses in downtown Sayreville and drives a Pontiac Solstice. Everyone, and I mean everyone, bows to Tygen Billows.

Ritchie
Male - 40-50
A member of rival band "Mouthfeel." His immature sense of humor is one of his defining traits. He's also still in the band that he was in in high school, so make of that what you will.

Roxy
Female - 20-40
Officer Roxanne Velasco. When she was in college, she had the biggest crush on the drummer from Matchbox Twenty. She even agreed to be in a "Girls Gone Wild" video for a backstage pass.

Tawney
Female - 27-35
Owns a chain of vegan frozen yogurt without the yogurt stores.

Billie
Female - 18-24
Dani's teenage daughter. She's probably goth, but not saying so. Closeted classical music lover.

Promotional Resources

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Credits

Book by
Ken Davenport & The Grundleshotz

Music & Lyrics by
Mark Allen

Additional Material by
Sarah Saltzberg