The Band’s Visit

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 to Sunday, January 05, 2020

The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical The Band’s Visit is the winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history.  It is also a Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album.
In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.

With a Tony- and Grammy-winning score that seduces your soul and sweeps you off your feet, and featuring thrillingly talented onstage musicians, The Band’s Visit rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together.  
Age Recommendation: Recommended for ages 10+.
Run Time: 100 minutes (no intermission)

“IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE ANY MUSICAL EVER. It doesn’t sound like anything else you’ve heard. PERFECT is the wrong word for such an unusual musical, but it will just have to do.”
-New York Magazine
“An exquisitely peaceful musical. The Band’s Visit is one of those rare shows that has captured a bit of magic.”
-The Washington Post
“ONE OF THE MOST RAVISHING MUSICALS YOU WILL EVER BE SEDUCED BY. David Yazbek’s simmering score, which inflects Broadway balladry and character songs with a haunting Middle Eastern accent, feels as essential as oxygen.”
– The New York Times
“My favorite musical of the Year.”
– Wall Street Journal
“My favorite musical of the Decade.”
– Buzzfeed
“One of my favorite musicals of ALL TIME!”
-Rolling Stone

Special Events

Henry Schaffer TheatreTalks – January 2
Henry Schaffer TheatreTalks offer guests exclusive behind-the-scenes discussions with cast, crew and industry professionals! TheatreTalks are FREE and open to all ticket holders. The talk will follow the Thursday matinee performance starting at approximately 4 pm in the GE Theatre. Dates and times subject to change.

Date Night Package – January 2
Use code DATENIGHT at checkout!
1 Date Night Dinner + 1 Ticket to The Band’s Visit
Your purchase includes a pre-show date night dinner at Tara Kitchen and a ticket to the 8pm performance of The Band’s Visit.
Each 3 course meal includes choice of any appetizer, entree and dessert from the Tara Kitchen Dinner Menu.
After purchase is complete, a representative (Heather West x152) will contact patron to confirm reservation time and further details.

*Restrictions and conditions apply. Lia Spotlight Seating not eligible for this promotion

Tara Kitchen is located at 431 Liberty Street, Schenectady (a five minute walk to Proctors)

Teacher Appreciation Night  – Friday, January 3  at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for Teacher Appreciation Night on Friday, January 3rd 
Use Code TEACHER1920 to receive 10% off*
Enjoy a pre-show party in the Guild Room at 6:30 p.m. with light fare and a cash bar.

*some restrictions apply


At Proctors, we aim to make theatre accessible for all. For The Band’s Visit, we are proud to offer four options for hearing-impaired individuals.

The GalaPro app delivers automated multilingual subtitles, closed captioning, dubbing, audio descriptions, and amplification to the user’s mobile device.
The Band’s Visit will be available in English for free. It will also be available in Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish subtitles as an in-app purchase.
For instructions on how to download and use the GalaPro app, click here

Interpreted Performance
Sunday, Jan. 5 • 2 p.m.
This performance will feature a sign language interpreter. For more information or to request access to this section, please call our Box Office at 518.346.6204

Hearing Loop
Proctors now offers a hearing loop system in our theatre. Simply turn your hearing device onto the t-coil setting to amplify the sound.

Sound Receivers
FM wireless sound receivers are available at the Box Office before the show. These headsets are standard walkman headsets; patrons are welcomed to bring their own in lieu of borrowing one. They can be reserved by contacting the Box Office at 518.346.6204.

Personal Responsibility Statement: Proctors prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.

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