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Gettin’ the Band Back Together (George Street Playhouse)

Across 9 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny, Clever, Must see

About the show

George Street Playhouse presents the pre-Broadway production of the new musical comedy, the story of a laid off 40-year-old who finds that the only hope for his future lies in revisiting his rock and roll past. More…

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.

Member Reviews (9)


Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny, Clever, Must see
Avg Score

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Romantic

See it if Nostalgia, humor, and good times enough that I didn’t care about the paper-thin, predictable plot.

Don't see it if You want a musical with substance and meaningful impact.

Delightful, Entertaining, Resonant, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if The show and the George Street Production resonated with the New Jersey crowd that grew-up either being or knowing these characters

Don't see it if you don't understand the Garage Band phenomenon.

Also My friends and I saw this production twice, but I was always concerned... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if I enjoyed the show. Many of the scenes and some of the songs were absolutely hilarious, especially the scene at the Orthodox Jewish wedding

Don't see it if and the singer at the diner was doing his "big" number and having a meltdown. The cast was very very enthusiastic.

Also At some point the whole show became very cartoonish. Marylu Henner loo... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you love NJ, or hate NJ. It's funny for everyone. The NJ show closed with great reviews, and the Broadway show is hilarious.

Don't see it if you want a really serious, upsetting musical. This one makes you laugh.

Entertaining, Hilarious, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if you like “classic” rock and have a modern sense of humor.

Don't see it if you are easily offended or are looking for a serious night out.

Clever, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You like funny, shows with great humor about NY/NJ, great Jewish jokes and humor. Very light and clever cast and storyline.

Don't see it if You looking for a musical with dancing and strong singing.

Clever, Funny, Edgy, Refreshing, Must see

See it if you like funny shows.

Don't see it if you don't like to smile.

Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see

See it if If you love plays that get the audience involved, star Marilu Henner, and is hilarious then come see this show

Don't see it if You dislike comedy and musicals

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if Very engaging with lots of corny humor. Easy to like.

Don't see it if You want a deep meaningful message type of show.

October 11th, 2013
"A playful, good-natured, mildly irreverent and genuinely funny musical whose creators know how to mix the feel-good experience with touches of meanness...The show has flaws, like the audition and a few other instances in which Davenport’s book is a bit too taken with its own cuteness. Some of Al...
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October 6th, 2013
"Not a work of brilliant artistry, but then again, neither is Jersey. True to the land, Rando directs a production that is crude, loud, and blunt, yet, full of heart, making you fall in love with every last one of its bumps and blemishes...An original plot is admittedly not among the show's fines...
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October 7th, 2013
"Masterfully produced...Clever and comical...The cast is comprised of Broadway veterans who perfectly capture the uniqueness of their roles. George Street Playhouse audiences will be charmed and amused by male and female characters that they can truly relate to...Garden State audiences will enjoy...
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October 17th, 2013
"Revels in the hoariest stereotypes about the Garden State and contains a celebration of despicable behavior the likes of which had me cringing in my seat and itching to head for the exit. Most of the audience roared with laughter and enthusiastically applauded...There is no attempt to make anyth...
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