The Band’s Visit is a Broadway musical, tells the story of a chance encounter between Dina (Katrina Lenk), an Israeli cafe owner, and Tewfiq (Tony Shalhoub), an Egyptian bandleader who is stuck in Dina’s small town with members of his orchestra. As such, the powerful scores of this show are a true driving point that is held up by Middle Eastern orchestral instruments, like the oud, darbouka, and others.
Aside from the music, what makes the Band’s Visit a truly compelling show to see is its ability to play with points of unspoken, but evident, emotion and half-English dialogue. The Band’s Visit runs for 1 hour and 35 minutes. There is no intermission.