Four of the Nation’s Greatest A Cappella Acts Coming to New Philadelphia
A Cappella Live! is bringing the nation’s greatest a cappella acts to the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas on March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
The past few years have been a Renaissance for a cappella – with a perfect storm of movies, television, YouTube, and radio–breathing new life and excitement into the world’s first musical form. And as great as it is to see and hear a cappella performances on screens large and small, the best way to experience vocal harmony is in person.
Never before have four acts of this caliber been brought together on the same stage on the same night:
The charming boyband sound and moves of The Filharmonic
The rich harmonies of Gospel/R&B legends Committed
Chart-topping lead vocals and live-looping beatbox by Blake Lewis
Internationally-inspired songstresses Women of the World
Audiences will have an opportunity to hear each group perform their greatest and best-known hits as well as large-scale production numbers featuring all four groups, plus some additional special surprises.
A Cappella Live! is a show that is guaranteed to appeal to all ages, spanning a wide range of music with something new happening at every turn.
COMMITTED - Grammy-nominated, Season 2 champions of NBCs hit musical competition The Sing-Off. For over a decade Dennis Baptiste, Geston Pierre, Maurice Staple, Robert Pressley, and Theron Thomas have been traveling the world sharing their harmonies, teaching workshops, and using their influence to make an impact in various communities.
THE FILHARMONIC - Semi-finalists from The Sing-Off Season 4 featured in Universal Pictures’ Pitch Perfect 2. Vocalists Vj Rosales, Joe Caigoy, Trace Gaynor, Vocal Bass Jules Cruz, and Beat Boxer Niko Del Rey became a viral sensation after their appearance on The Late Late Show and appeared on more than 150 stages nationwide in 2016 and were the #1 college booked entertainment group of the year.
BLAKE LEWIS - Runner-up on the sixth season of ABC’s American Idol, Blake Lewis is a singer, songwriter and beat boxer. His album Audio Day Dream has sold over 350,000 copies.
WOMEN OF THE WORLD - The 2017 International A Cappella Open champions, Women of the World is a quartet of musicians who perform in more than 31 languages. Ayumi Ueda, Annette Philip, Débo Ray, and Giorgia Renosto have performed in venues from Blue Note Jazz Club to Carnegie Hall.
DEKE SHARON, vocal producer of NBC's The Sing-Off and musical director and arranger for the Pitch Perfect trilogy, is creative artistic director of the show.
Tickets for A Cappella Live start at $38 and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center box office, 330-308-6400 or online at www.kent.edu/tusc/pac. The box office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Performing Arts Center’s 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Michael Taylor Insurance and Financial Incorporated, an Allstate Agency.
Free parking is available for all shows. Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.