Andrew Grosso and The Essentials, a collection of writers, co-wrote the play, which began previews at the Acorn Oct. 21. The play was one of several that had to relocate to a new venue when the Theaters at 45 Bleecker suddenly shuttered Oct. 13. Perfect Harmony originally began previews there Oct. 8.
Co-author Grosso directs a cast that 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 arrangements and musical direction by Ray Bailey and Adam Wachter, scenic design by Nick Francone, costume design by Becky Lasky and lighting design by Brian Jones.
According to producers, "Before there was 'Glee,' there was something we like to call Perfect Harmony where competition trumped everything. Where victory knew no limits. Where even the most innocent act could be seen as something treacherous, and no good deed went unpunished. This quirky, wickedly funny and mildly twisted comedy will bring you back to a time when navigating the brutal halls of high school was the most important thing in the world. Whether you were a jock, homecoming queen, prep, nerd or misfit, Perfect Harmony will give you something to sing about!
The Essentials include David Barlow, Jeffrey Binder, Drew Cortese, Meg DeFoe, Autumn Dornfeld, Alec Duffy, Cameron Folmar, Santino Fontana, Jordan Gelber, Scott Janes, Nicole Lowrance, Vayu O’Donnell, Thomas Piper, Maria Elena Ramirez, Jeanine Serralles, Marina Squerciati, Margie Stokley, Noah Weisberg, Margo White, Blake Whyte and Marshall York. For tickets phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge.