Local Business Brings Tony-Winning Broadway Show to The Stanley

            UTICA, N.Y. (Feb. 12, 2020) – New York State Tool presents Bandstand at The Stanley Theatre. The Tony winning musical will hit the stage on March 10th at 7:00 P.M. The performance was originally directed and choreographed by three-time Tony winner and Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler.

Matthew Wilsey, owner of New York State Tool, is a proud supporter of both the arts and the military and he believes that Utica is lucky to have the opportunity to host such an event.


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 great musical superstars, Donny sees a lifeline for himself and some fellow veterans that gives them the purpose they so desperately need. Together, 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.

Feast and Festivities by Patrick O’Connor will be serving a variety of food before and during the show and Creative Concessions will be selling beverages, from beer, wine and canned cocktails to soft drinks and water. Tickets can be purchased at WWW.TheStanley.Org, at (315)724-4000 or at The Stanley Theatre Box Office Monday through Friday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

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About The Stanley Theatre

For nearly a century, The Stanley Theatre has brought the community together with live concerts, Broadway shows, musicals, ballets, movies, graduations and recitals. Today, The Stanley Theatre operates as a not-for-profit organization run by the Central New York Community Arts Council. Originally built as a movie theatre, The Stanley opened its doors in 1928 with 2,963 seats, a grand entry staircase that resembles the main staircase of the Titanic, a gold leaf interior and terra cotta and tiled mosaic exterior. Stanley Theatre was designed by renowned architect Thomas Lamb, whose remaining creations include The Stanley Theatre, Proctor’s Theatre and The Landmark Theatre.