Here is why we at Broadway Inbound think it's a perfect show for groups:
Harmony offers an emotional and educational experience that will resonate with a wide variety of audiences. The show combines historical elements with the glitz and glamor of a musical performance, making it a must-see Broadway show. You will be offered a glimpse of the 1920-1930s, a true story of Comedian Harmonists’ rise to the top of the industry and their eventual disbandment due to the rise of nazism in Germany.
The story's central themes of camaraderie and the struggle against injustice resonates powerfully with collective audiences. It showcases six friends who rise from humble beginnings to stardom by relying on their talent and unwavering bond. This narrative not only entertains but also stirs emotions and inspires individuals about the power of unity. The shared experience of witnessing the triumphs and trials of these characters can strengthen group dynamics, fostering a deeper emotional bond that persists beyond the theatre.
Coupled with the mesmerizing original score by Barry Manilow, Harmony offers a compelling experience that leaves a lasting impression on viewers. His soulful and uplifting music, combined with Bruce Sussman's evocative lyrics, provides a musical experience that is both exhilarating and memorable. The songs perfectly encapsulate the spirit of the era and the emotional journey of the characters, allowing audiences to connect with the story on a deeper level.
Harmony doubles as a great learning opportunity for student groups. It provides a chance to dive into the world’s shared history through the story of The Comedian Harmonists— their rapid ascension to fame as well as their heartbreaking ending, their influence on the culture around the world, and the socio-political environment of the era they struggled to survive in. This historical backdrop gives this musical a unique significance for younger audiences who are just learning about humanity's collective past.