PERFECT HARMONY EXTENDS!!!
A HIT FROM THE 2006 NY FRINGE FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN
IS NOW A SUMMER OF 2008 HIT ON THEATRE ROW
PERFORMANCES WILL EXTEND THRU AUGUST 9th
AT THE CLURMAN THEATRE
New York City (July 25, 2008)-The Essentials' production of PERFECT HARMONY, a hit of the 2006 New York International Fringe Festival and now a hit on Theatre Row, will extend for two additional weeks starting on Monday, July 28 through Saturday, August 9, due to ecstatic reviews and terrific sales. PERFECT HARMONY is conceived and directed by Andrew Grosso, and is written by Grosso and The Essentials. Performances began on July 6 at the Clurman Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), and will continue there.
PERFECT HARMONY is a comedy about the struggle for truth, love and high school a cappella championship glory. Perennial powerhouse, The Acafellas, and their female classmates, The Ladies in Red, bare their dreams, hopes, and struggle to blend, as they battle to win Acapalooza and discover the true meaning of harmony. The ten member cast is: Dana Acheson, Clayton Apgar, Sean Dugan, Benjamin Huber, Scott Janes, Vayu O'Donnell, Amy Rutberg, Kathy Searle, Margie Stokley, and Nisi Sturgis. The set design is by Eliza Brown, the costume design by Becky Lasky, the lighting design by Brian Jones, and the music director is Ray Bailey. The Essentials is a New York City based theater company that collaboratively creates innovative new theater. PERFECT HARMONY is presented in association with La Vie Productions.
The New Yorker says Perfect Harmony has "an abundance of heart. This likable music-filled comedy is written and performed with an acute understanding of the anxieties and quirks of young achievers. The singing and acting are strong, the song choices hilarious." Talkin' Broadway calls the show "Unbearably funny;" Curtain Up says "Perfect Harmony is young, exuberant, over-the-top, and at times, unexpectedly moving;" TheatreScene.net writes "It's so perfectly, gorgeously wicked and has an amazing cast. We'll be seeing Perfect Harmony for a long time to come!" and NYTheatre.com's reviewer called Perfect Harmony: "Perfectly sweet, gleefully funny entertainment. The cast is outstanding. Perfect Harmony is pure joy from its start to its musical climax. It would be easy to envision this production having a Broadway address in the very near future."
The remaining complete schedule for "PERFECT HARMONY" (July 28 through August 9) will be: Mondays through Saturdays, Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $36.25 for the two extension weeks. The box office number for reservations is 212-279-4200 or www.ticketcentral.com.