VoicePlay on Stage at Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center
The contemporary a cappella sensation VoicePlay will be on stage at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15.
The group will arrive in Tuscarawas County three days in advance and will visit New Philadelphia East and West Elementary schools and both Tuscarawas Valley Primary and Intermediate schools for in-school assemblies for the students. On Oct. 14, VoicePlay will lead a workshop at Indian Valley High School with its choirs and New Philadelphia High School choirs. Both groups also will participate in the Saturday evening show at the Performing Arts Center.
“This outreach component is very important to what the Performing Arts Center does for the community,” says David Mitchell, general manager of the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center. “Being able to get artists into schools and in front of students helps enrich our communities and helps foster a better appreciation for the arts. I am especially excited about the workshop for the high school students. They’re going to get a valuable experience they might otherwise never receive and have the opportunity to perform onstage with VoicePlay.”
Based in Orlando, Florida, VoicePlay performs its own incredible brand of entertainment across the country and around the world. What began quite literally as a street corner barbershop act has now evolved into an internationally acclaimed touring sensation.
VoicePlay is unlike any theatrical experience available today, recreating the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice.
The cast of VoicePlay has taken the timeless sound of vocal music and turned it completely on its head. Vocal music is reimagined as a full-stage show — amazing and humorous — with vertigo-inducing harmonies that pepper VoicePlay’s music-without-music sound as it ping-pongs between eras and styles, channeling the breadth of the musical landscape and lacing it with inventive and often hilarious on-stage theatrics.
Fit for all ages, VoicePlay’s concerts have to be heard to be believed.
Performance tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office, online at www.kent.edu/tusc/pac or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free parking is available for all shows.
The educational outreach associated with this performance is being arranged with special assistance from the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation.
The Performing Arts Center’s 2016-2017 Season is sponsored by Michael Taylor Insurance and Financial Incorporated, an Allstate Agency.
Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.