A Harmony Boys Christmas

musicals and operas · go theatrics · Ages 18+ · United States of America

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DAWN HALLORAN certified reviewer · June 09, 2017
It's 1962 and all of America is white and middle class. You remember, the way we saw it through TV and radio? Think Andy Williams and Perry Como. But as the Harmony Boys so hilariously showcase, behind the fake trees and hired Santas was the misogyny, racism and homophobia that is currently Making America Great Again. The boys miss no opportunity to skewer the ridiculously close-to-the-surface messages in legit Christmas tunes like Christmas Cracker and Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney (featuring the delightfully vapid Harmonettes) while showcasing the broader hypocrisy of American Christian values by hosting their mock charity fundraiser, Harmony Boys Force Feed The World ("give us your 2 cents", which several typically uninformed caller... full review

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ALLIE FEDER · June 15, 2017
Harmony Boys is HILARIOUS - I laughed the entire time. This cast and crew gets so much right with this show - the writing is witty, relevant, and quick-paced, the singing is great, the band seriously rocks, the choreography is hysterically funny, and the jokes had all of us in the audience audibly gasping in disbelief - "did they really just go there??" HIGHLY recommend seeing this show while it's at the Fringe!!... full review

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BEN GIROUX certified reviewer · June 20, 2017
The Harmony Boys allowed me to find God. It was a transformative, powerful expeience that forever left an impact on my life. I will always remember this night... as the night my life changed for the better. When I think about the things I enjoy in the universe... food, breathing, a good scotch, sex... this show beats them all by a mile. Also, it's like an hour long. So what do you have to lose?... full review

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PETER FLANIGAN · June 22, 2017
This is one of the best shows of the Fringe. The Harmony Boys completely captures the spirit of the crooner 50s with fantastic modern day subtext. Considering I started laughing at the program, the show gets off on the right foot and stay there throughout. The cast is top notch and inhabit their roles perfectly (extra shoutout to the casting director who found the Harmony children). The show moves along at a great pace backed by a tight band and the word that came most to mind was "polished". This is a fantastic piece of theatre that moves along due to fantastic direction and choreography, adept acting and has a professionalism which is rare at the Fringe. The book, lyrics and score are fantastic and well crafted. Whatever small roug... full review

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HILARY KELMAN · June 22, 2017
tagged as: social commentary · comedy · musical
Had such a great time at the Harmony Boys Christmas Special! First, the gents have truly solid vocals and...harmonies. :) Fun/suggestive choreography and quite biting social commentary. The show really moves along which is not always a guarantee at Fringe. Great support by a swinging band and love the cameos by the Harmony children and their mother. So glad I didn't miss this holiday treat. :)... full review

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RICHARD LUCAS · June 22, 2017
tagged as: GO! · hilarious · holiday special
The Harmony Boys will crack you up! Beyond a great musical/comedy piece, these guys can actually sing their twisted, yet wonderfully composed, holiday numbers beautifully. Plus they had a four piece band on stage that was so smooth I’d forgotten they were even there halfway through the show. Great writing and hilarious characters carry this show so briskly and smoothly, it just flies by. The humor will make you laugh and feel terribly uncomfortable at the same time, as it puts a window up to a middle-American past that may not be as long put away yet as we might hope. That’s what makes this show, a musical special set in 1962, so funny and relevant today. The music is so good, well performed and choreographed that you can actually lose yours... full review

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LAURA WILEY certified reviewer · June 09, 2017
tagged as: uproarious · campy · harmony · christmas · fun!! · HILARIOUS! · musical
I was laughing from start to finish! This is a brilliantly written musical, with enough comedic talents to make you want more and more! I wish I could see the show a hundred times, it was seriously so fantastic. If you have limited time at Fringe, please make sure you do not miss this hilarious, AMAZING show!!!! I honestly could go on and on about how much I absolutely loved it. GO SEE IT NOW!!!... full review

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FAYDEAN KIELTY certified reviewer · June 20, 2017
tagged as: muscial · witty · dark humor
The Harmony boys was hilarious! This show truly does bring the real meaning of Christmas in the 1960s to the stage, which in itself was filled with sexism, racism, homophobia, and murder! All the things you could love about Christmas. The four men bring the characters to life entirely and I would gladly see this show again in a heartbeat.... full review

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JAMES CANFIELD certified reviewer · June 19, 2017
Absolutely BITING satire. A really thought provoking, honest, in your face piece, dressed up as a holiday special. Extremely talented cast with beautiful voices and a really harsh examination of our current world climate. ... full review

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SCOTT HINSLEY certified reviewer · June 19, 2017
tagged as: great singing · Witty lyrics
The Harmony Boys Christmas show is exactly the type of Comedy show we need to see more of. Good comedy strikes a nerve and the Harmony Boys provided a perfect blend of political and satirical comedy. I didn't expect the ensemble cast to be so large and they were amazing. It was so good that the hour long show flew by. Great comedy - great singing - it was just an amazingly witty show.... full review

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