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Harmony Theater began in 1994 as a performing arts collaborative for adults with disabilities, a population in need of community interaction activities.  A steering committee of professionals and volunteers came together with a common goal to create a performing arts program, proven to encourage positive self-image and social interaction, and exercise creativity, imagination, and expression. This committee was made up of individuals with extensive experience in their fields of special education and human services. The list of esteemed organizations includes Gwynedd-Mercy College, Indian Creek Foundation, Montgomery County College, Developmental Enterprises Corporation, St. Joseph's University, the YMCA of Ambler, local school districts, industry service providers, and county government offices.

A year of diligent work from the committee, student volunteers, community volunteers, family members, and of course the 30 actors culminated in the first Harmony Theater production, Highlights from the Wizard of Oz, on May 6, 1995 on the campus of Gwynedd-Mercy College (now University). 

In 2012, Harmony Theater, Inc. became an independent non-profit organization and held rehearsals and performances at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Lower Gwynedd, PA. Since then, Harmony has thrived and even continued to perform virtually during the pandemic. We just celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2024, and are looking forward to more magical years!

  • Harmony actors devote over 100 hours to rehearsing and performing per year

  • Our concerts and musicals get the full Harmony treatment, complete with sets, lights, sound, and costumes

  • Our professional stage includes an ADA compliant accessible ramp for actors

  • Harmony Theater has a 95% retention rate for actors, directors, volunteers, and board members- we love to see our people return year after year!

  • Harmony Theater was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic but was able to keep our program alive with our virtual season, Together Apart

  • Harmony earned the 2020 Top Rated honor from Great NonProfits and the 2021 Silver Seal of Transparency from Guidestar

  • In 2023, Harmony Theater launched Harmony Hearts, an inclusive community theater program for people of all ages and abilities

  • In 2024, our stage was officially dedicated and named The Al Hibbert Memorial Stage, in memory of one of our incredible Harmony volunteers

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