A Harmony Boys Christmas

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

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Review by MAX WAGNER

June 23, 2017 certified reviewer
tagged as: hilarious · satire · parody · musical

What I liked

The sense of humor is right up my alley. Really strong satire, great jokes, excellent singing. Love the moment when the band’s manager uses a carrot to hilarious effect.

What I didn't like

Honestly, can’t think of anything

My overall impression

The Harmony Boys is a skewering satire of modern life, politics, race relations, gender equality, etc. all told through a 1962 Christmas special hosted by the titular quartet. Boasting strong singing, and even stronger jokes, I was laughing from start to finish. The show leaves virtually no group off its (often) naughty joke list, but it’s done so cleverly, innocently, and genuinely, through the prism of an early ’60’s worldview, that it’d be hard to take offense. Tight writing, excellently chosen songs, a strong band, a clever concept, subtle but brilliant choreography, and tons of laugh out loud moments make this an overall fantastic show.

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