Perfect Harmony, the comedy with music about competing high school a cappella groups, returns Off-Broadway Oct. 8 at 45 Bleecker.
Originally seen at the 2006 New York International Fringe Festival and a subsequent Off-Broadway run on Theatre Row in 2008, Perfect Harmony arrives Off-Broadway in its latest incarnation after a run a the Stoneham Theatre in Massachusetts. Andrew Grosso and The Essentials co-wrote the play, which will open Oct. 17 and is booking through Dec. 31. Grosso also serves as director.
The cast features Kelly McCreary (Passing Strange), Kate Morgan Chadwick (Grease), Faryl Amadeus, Dana Acheson (Dying City), Marie-France Arcilla (Shout!), Clayton Apgar (Next Fall), David Barlow, Jarid Faubel, Kobi Libii and Robbie Collier Sublett (Gone Missing).
The production has original music and arrangements by Alec Duffy, scenic design by Nick Francone, costume design by Becky Lasky and lighting design by Brian Jones.
Perfect Harmony is described as "a comedy about the greatest a cappella group in high school singing history, seventeen-time national champions, The Acafellas. It is also about their classmates and female counterpart, perennial runners up, The Ladies in Red. Perfect Harmony exposes the cut-throat competition of glee clubs and the even more cut-throat competition of high school. Through song and story, these students grapple with the weighty issues of truth, love, what constitutes appropriate choreography for the National Championships, and ultimately the true nature of harmony."
The Essentials comprise David Barlow, Jeffrey Binder, Autumn Dornfeld, Santino Fontana, Scott Janes, Vayu OâDonnell, Maria Elena Ramirez, Jeanine Serralles, Marina Squerciati, Margie Stokley, Noah Weisberg and Blake Whyte.
Michael Musto, Louis S. Salamone and Joshua P. Weiss produce.