Harmony 920

Harmony Reviews

Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

296 ratings
4.5 average rating
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19 reviews
20 stars
attended Mar 14 2014

This was one of the greatest true stories and they somehow managed to screw it up. Mediocre is a generous description. This is the re-worked version. They should scrap it and start over only keeping the stage numbers which were good.

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17 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 14 2014

A disclaimer: the audience loved this play; my friend and I were definitely in the minority. Harmony tells a remarkable story and one that's well worth telling. It just deserves BETTER telling - better writing and better music. The writing was so...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
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13 reviews
11 stars
attended Mar 13 2014

Seats were good as were the actors, the staging, the costumes and the lighting,etc. but the story was just okay. It was an interesting story but some things that were brought up in character dialogue were never explained. And unfortunately none of...continued

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121 reviews
32 stars
attended Mar 23 2014

It is a must to see. Great story based on reality. Wonderful music and perfect cast. Go.....

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90 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 07 2014

The orchestra was a little loud making hearing the "harmonies" difficult. Actually, I wasn't very impressed with their harmonies either. It was just ok.

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19 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 13 2014

Lush music, one or two numbers, especially the Liszt parody, hint at why The Harmonists were such hit in pre-WW2 Germany and Europe, great voices...The book is all over the place, the first act songs go on and on and on , the history is simply...continued

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Bonnie
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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 09 2014

Comedian Harmonists should definitely have its story told, but I'm not sure if this musical does their story justice. Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman placed a lot of effort into this musical; I'm surprised they never hit their stride. The book...continued

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 09 2014

A bit long! Singing was wonderful but the songs all kind of sounded the same. Nothing that really wow'd me about the story or the music. This is my 3rd event from Goldstar and every time the tickets were easily picked up at will call without a...continued

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351 reviews
104 stars
attended Mar 28 2014

I see a TON of musicals and plays and this was just average for me. While they were talented, this just didn't wow me. The one song that stood out was the duet with the women. That was stellar. The lead male could hold some notes well but I...continued

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327 reviews
504 stars
attended Mar 15 2014

Great seats, great theater, great music, great acting, depressing but important play.

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246 reviews
98 stars
attended Mar 26 2014

I found overall it to be a bit labored and tedious. There were maybe two numbers I thought were outstanding, the rest were kind of lackluster and the story itself needs some re-work for believability.

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61 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 07 2014

This show is wonderful. The plot is compelling, the music perfectly blended, and the lyrics stunning. I wanted to own the soundtrack right away! Based on a true story this isn't preachy or overwrought. The acting is superb and the sets very nice....continued

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jane Red Velvet
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54 reviews
52 stars
attended Mar 11 2014

seats were great, 1st row mezzanine. First act a little long because had to introduce all 6 main characters but the Harmony song a little too long. rest moved very quickly and 2nd act was terrific

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52 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 05 2014

The show was something I didn't expect. The TV ads lead you to believe it was a lighthearted musical. Not so! The show was quite dark and, as our friend said.....too political. The performers, however, were fantastic! Such wonderful voices and...continued

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49 reviews
63 stars
attended Mar 30 2014

Great performances and a fascinating story. I really enjoyed myself. My only cautionary feeling was that the horrors of nazism have been portrayed more movingly in previous shows that I've seen. Cabaret immediately comes to mind.

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44 reviews
16 stars
attended Mar 16 2014

Poignant, Deeply Moving and Memorable!
You may not walk out humming any of the songs, but you certainly will be moved by "Every Single Day," laugh at "Hungarian Rhapsody #20" and cheer "Come To The Fatherland." Credit Barry Manilow and Bruce...continued

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Culver Roz Red Velvet
89 events
33 reviews
72 stars
attended Mar 09 2014

One of the best shows I've seen. The moving story, lyrics, singing, choreography, were all excellent. I did not know about this group in Germany, apparently the Beatles of their day before the Nazis took over. I'm thinking of seeing it again.

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25 reviews
19 stars
attended Apr 03 2014

Several friends said the first half was very slow but the second half was outstanding. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire musical even though the second half was more interesting and spell-binding. It is an amazing story based on...continued

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25 reviews
16 stars
attended Mar 11 2014

This show was really something I don't really want to see. having seen Manilow's Copacabana in the West End, I didn't think his talents were suited for a book show. WOW was I wrong! And was soooo glad I went to see HARMONY! This tight, fast paced,...continued

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