Show choir continues to grow, evolve, and thrive as one of the most unique and positive activities for the world's youth. With current hit TV shows such as GLEE and THE SING-OFF, along with the excitement created by the two PERFECT PITCH motion pictures, Show Choir performances have taken hold as an American music genre. Vocal Ovation, combines all of the current types of performance in one show. Featuring the best show choirs currently in the State of New Jersey, Vocal Ovation captures the magic of Broadway with the Papermill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir. Pop music, Motown, and swing fill the air with the Harmony Show Choir. The show is rounded out by the all a cappella Rock-n-roll Chorus, just off their national tour. Vocal Ovation promises to be an exciting evening of music and fun for all ages.
Friday, May 20th, Brookdale Performance, Lincroft, NJ www.freshtix.com/events/vocal-ovation
Saturday, May 21st, Ocean County Performance, Toms River, NJ www.ocean.universitytickets.com
Sunday, May 22nd, Hamilton Stage, Rahway, NJ www.ucpac.org.
Top New Jersey Show Choirs Launch Statewide Tour on May 20
Mainstage Center for the Arts’ Harmony Show Choir, Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir, and the RockNRoll Chorus present a three stop tour, Vocal Ovation, A Show Choir Extravaganza, the weekend of May 20.
“I’m proud that Harmony Show Choir is partnering with these talented groups for the second annual Vocal Ovation tour. Last year’s performances were very successful with the ensembles playing to sold-out crowds,” said Ed Fiscella, Mainstage Center for the Arts (MCA) Producing Artistic Director.
Vocal Ovation, A Show Choir Extravaganza begins their tour on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center in Lincroft, New Jersey. Tickets for the 8:00 p.m. performance can be purchased by visiting www.freshtix.com/events/vocal-ovation.
Following the Brookdale College performance the three groups will perform at the Grunin Center at Ocean County College in Toms River, New Jersey on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Tickets for the 8:00 p.m. performance are available at 732-255-0500 or visiting www.ocean.universitytickets.com.
The tour will conclude with two performances on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey.Tickets for the 3:00pm matinee and the 7:30pm evening performance can be purchased by calling 732- 499- 8226 or visiting www.ucpac.org. In addition, MCA is selling a package to the Hamilton concert for $55 per ticket, which includes two concerts and bus transportation.
“There was fantastic energy when Papermill Playhouse Broadway Showchoir, RockNROll Chorus and Harmony Show Choir got together last year. Both audiences and performers had a wonderful time. I’m thrilled that we have this opportunity once again to showcase the students’ talents throughout the state,” said Fiscella.
The Harmony Show Choir is an auditioned only group of 52 high school age performers from the Southern New Jersey area. They are professionally staged and choreographed in a high energy, family oriented musical revue. Harmony brings entertainment and great music to the tri-state area at festivals, community events, private events, parades, and more. Harmony is directed by Jack Hill and choreographed by Heather Grasso. For more information visit: https://mainstage.org/show-choirs.
The award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir consists of nearly 60 young performing artists ages 16-22. Over the past three years the show choir has delighted more than 250,000 people across the region with their rousing renditions of Broadway, pop & classics. For more information about the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir visit www.papermill.org The RockNRoll Chorus launched its first tour and full length album in 2007. Since that time the chorus has been blessed with amazingly talented singers and performers over more than 15 casts! The RockNRoll Chorus – no instruments, just voices. www.rocknrollchorus.com.
Mainstage Center for the Arts is the parent program for Summer Stage. It is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization committed to providing a creative, vibrant, and nurturing environment for youth and adults. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.