26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Music by Richard Oberacker
Book and Lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker

Directed by Daniel Ellis

September 13 – October 20, 2024

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 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. But soon, complicated relationships, the demands of the competition, and the challenging after-effects of war may break these musicians. Victory will require every ounce of talent, stamina, and raw nerve that these musicians can muster.

Recommended age: 13 and up
Content Warning: PTSD

Sept 13, 27 | Oct 4, 11, 18 @ 8p
Sept 14, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29 | Oct 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20 @ 2p
Sept 14, 21, 28 | Oct 5, 12, 19, @ 7p



Regular price: $39.50**
RaueNow Member: $27.65 (30% Off)

Discount Offers
Available through box office only. Not available online.**
Students (under 18):  $8
College: $15 (must present valid College ID)
Industry: $10 (must present AEA Card or Headshot/resume
Veterans FREE with enrollment in our Veteran Program*

*While supplies last. Limit of 10 per show. 25% Discount after 10 limit reached. Must be enrolled in Veteran Program.**Fees apply.

Williams Street Repertory

Raue Center For The Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts.

26 N Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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