A Harmony Boys Christmas

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

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Review by JEFF LAUB

June 22, 2017 certified reviewer

What I liked

Stellar acting and singing across the board (and I was very impressed by the child performers). Despite the intentionally anachronistic material, the tone really felt like 1962.

What I didn't like

A lot of the offensive material seemed to be offensive for the sake of being offensive, without much insight or a twist (particularly the very early joke about an amusement park shooting, which really did not land).

My overall impression

A good show that you really wish was great. There’s SO much talent on-stage: the singing is phenomenal, they nail the period style of these holiday specials, and the acting is great. Where the show stumbles is with the writing; I just didn’t feel like the show was as witty or clever as it seemed to think it was. I laughed and still enjoyed myself, but it feels like there is a lot of unrealized potential in this cast and concept.

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