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.

5F, 7M + Ensemble
2 hours 15 minutes



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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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 TV,...

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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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"Enter with love and leave with laughter! It is so funny!"


"A feel-good, genuinely funny musical."

The New York Times


6 Musicians

Keyboard I
Guitar 1
Guitar 2
Guitar 3 / Keyboard II


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Male & Female

Cast Vocal Ranges

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

19 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

1 Piano/Conductor Score

A keyboard score that is a key part of the show’s actual orchestration. This score contains both vocal parts and a cue staff, which guides the conductor through the full orchestration by informing them when instruments enter the song, as well as providing specific part lines when necessary.

1 Piano/Vocal Score

This piano score includes all vocal parts. It can be used during the rehearsal process and during performance.


Keyboard I, Guitar 1, Guitar 2, Guitar 3/Keyboard II, Bass, Drums/Percussion

Promotional Resources

Gettin’ the Band Back Together Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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Gettin’ the Band Back Together Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork


Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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Gettin’ the Band Back Together Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit


Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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Production Resources

Video Archival License

If you want to record your production for archival purposes you may do so by purchasing a video license.


Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script/Vocal, Piano/Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Full Conductor Score

An ideal solution for those who choose to conduct their show from the podium, as opposed to the piano. Each detailed instrument staff is always right in front of you--giving you the most comprehensive layout for full control of your orchestra.

$125/Print, $100/Digital, $175/both

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

PC or PV $50
Orchestration Parts $25/per book

Broadway Plus

A workshop experience in which a Broadway artist speaks and works with students in an educational setting through our partnership with Broadway Plus.

Prices Vary by Product

TurnKey Transpositions

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)


Book by
Ken Davenport & The Grundleshotz

Music & Lyrics by
Mark Allen

Additional Material by
Sarah Saltzberg