Janet Dacal & Sasson Gabay. Photo by Evan Zimmerman,

–Review by Jen Cunningham.

The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, was headed to Petah Tikvah, to play a concert at the Arab Culture Center. When arriving at their destination in the middle of the Israeli desert, also known as the middle of nowhere, they were in for a big surprise.  

They were met by a group of dumbfounded locals that couldn’t believe there was a band dropped in Bet Hatikvah. Greeted my Dena, the owner of a Café in Bet Hatikvah, the band was informed that they were dropped off in BE- Bet Hatikvah, not PE- Petah Tikvah.  

Joe Joseph & Sara Kapner. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

An accident of dialect, led to a group of strangers, now intertwined with a gracious group of locals. A beautifully simple, mosaic of every relationship you’ve ever been in. New love waiting by the phone, love simply lost, love unrequited, and young people learning what it means to love; all these pieces held together by community, coincidence, and most of all MUSIC.  

The Band’s Visit is a spirited trip to an ordinary place. A trip that turns strangers into neighbors and neighbors into friends; friends that help you process love, loss and everything in between. The Band’s Visit show us how music unites the human condition.  

Kendal Hartse, Pomme Koch, James Rana & David Studwell. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

From Papi Hears the Ocean, a hysterically funny explanation of Papi’s difficulty with women, to Answer Me, a beautiful ballad that ties every love story together. It illuminates how everyone’s love story is fragile, and similar in so many ways.  

It is the perfect date night musical. An adult night at the theater.  

https://youtu.be/Q9Ce26HHUJc Click here to preview this amazing story.   

Tickets for THE BAND’S VISIT at the Fabulous Fox are on sale now at MetroTix.com, by calling 314-534-1111 or in person at the Fabulous Fox Box Office. Ticket prices start at $24. Prices are subject to change; please refer to Fabulous Fox.com for current pricing. THE BAND’S VISIT is part of the U.S. Bank Broadway Series. Performances of THE BAND’S VISIT at the Fabulous Fox run February 25 –March 8. Show times are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. There will also be an evening performance on Sunday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Thursday, March 5 at 1 p.m. 

I give this show 4.5 stars(out of 5). The soundtrack is a SOLID 10 out of 10. The sound track is available on Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify.  

The book is also available on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Bands-Visit-Itamar-Moses/dp/1559365862. 

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