Coming in the Spring 2010--

Band Geeks 2.0: The Secret Diaries
LOL Theatre Schaumburg, IL

Take a peek at the Secret Diaries of Band Director, Mr. Bradford!  Peruse the personal passions of faithful band chaperone, Mrs. Love!

Read the scribblings of Drum Major, Joey Cranford!


All that and more...coming to LOL Theatre this spring.

Sunday March 28 @ 3pm

About the Original:

BANDGEEKS! A HALFTIME MUSICAL
Are you, like, a geek?  Or a nerd?  A queerball drama fag?  Well, whether you were a dweeb, burnout, dork, prep, slut, cheerleader, jock, choir hussy or art freak, this show is for every underdog who ever dreamt big.

It’s 1989 … and in the industrial town of Elyria, Ohio, football is king and the high school marching band is an after-thought.  But this is the year … the band is going to march at the half-time show of the Cleveland Browns Monday Night Football Game and be featured on NATIONAL TV!  The school band director, Doug Bradford, is trying his damn hardest to motivate his marching band kids, especially the new drum major, Joey Cranford.  But, with funding for the arts drying up, Bud Edwards (the domineering school superintendent) is doing his best to cancel band forever!

Will the Elyria Pioneer Marching Band ever be appreciated?  Will the band get the money it needs?  Will the drum major catch his staff?  Will anyone in the band get some action?  What really happened at band camp?

This 80's flavored musical features original music, original marching and big, big bangs.  It's a little bit naughty and a little bit sweet … the show for anyone who ever felt misunderstood in high school

See the show Time Out Chicago described as “convulsively funny” and which the Chicago Tribune noted “it’s no wonder this show has become a late-night hit” … and remember … Band Geeks got a lot more action then you did!"

Chicago Tribune
It's "Hoosiers" with horns…a silly, slick and largely delightful take on the music geek world

New City..."Flat-out hilarious...that's some funny shit"

Time Out Chicago
convulsively funny

Talkin' Broadway
Just imagine what might happen if South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker had discovered an unsold movie musical screenplay from the 1980s, and you’ll have the picture

Windy City Times
this hard-working, deftly-focused ensemble delivers an exuberantly uplifting spectacle not unlike the music it celebrates. See for yourself whether “Eye Of The Tiger” performed with a full fuckin’ brass section doesn’t have YOU cheering your favorites on to victory!-