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American Bandstand Rolls into Worcester

In 1959, one man hired some buses, loaded up the brightest stars and a generation’s greatest songs and took the show on the road.

Now, the Original Stars of American Bandstand are back on the bus and rolling into Worcester at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the Original Stars from American Bandstand, featuring Shirley Alston Reeves (the original lead singer of the Shirelles), The Chiffons, Brian Hyland, Chris Montez and Merrilee Rush. Dick Clark called this show a “truly magical rock ’n roll night to remember.” 

American Bandstand aired until 1989 and was hosted by Clark until its final season. Over the years, American Bandstand featured everyone from Jerry Lee Lewis to Run-D.M.C. Teens tuned in across the nation to hear the latest tunes and watch teens just like themselves dance and chat with Clark.

See and hear the original voices of Top 10 hits and Top 40 hits, including “Take Good Care of My Baby,” “The Night Has a 1000 Eyes,” “Rubber Ball,” “One Fine Day,” “He’s So Fine,” “Like a Tiger,” “Turn Me Loose,” “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “Gypsy Woman,” “Sealed With a Kiss,” “Let’s Dance,” “The More I See You,” “Call Me,” “Hello Stranger,” “Baby I’m Yours,” “Make Me Your Baby” and many more.

The artists and music that defined a generation: The Original Stars from American Bandstand start at $49. Discounts are available to members of The Hanover Theatre and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by calling 877-571-SHOW (7469) or at The Hanover Theatre box office at 2 Southbridge St. in Worcester.

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