St. Petersburg, Fla. (Dec. 8, 2014) – The Sing-Off, NBC’s No. 1-rated a cappella music competition, returns to the road in early 2015 for its second national The Sing-Off Live! Tour. The tour comes to The Mahaffey Theater Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m., part of our exciting 50th Anniversary season!
The Sing-Off Live Tour! will feature The Sing-Off fan favorite groups VoicePlay (Season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (Season 2) plus one more group from this year’s 2-hour The Sing-Off television special, which airs Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. On tour the groups will perform their a cappella versions of this year’s chart topping hits as well as favorite arrangements from the TV show.
The tour will offer the ultimate a cappella experience, giving fans of the show a unique opportunity to see their favorite groups perform live, and fans of a cappella music an incredible evening of some of the country’s top talent. In addition to headlining talent, each concert will feature local a cappella groups to open the show, allowing fans of the genre the chance to discover top local talent as well.
The 2015 tour will feature musical direction by Deke Sharon, known among the a cappella community as “The Godfather of Contemporary A Capella.” In addition to working as arranger, consultant, and producer on The Sing-Off, Sharon served as musical director and arranger for the hit film Pitch Perfect and the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2. The tour will include individual sets from each act, brand new group numbers, ultimate sing-offs and a few surprises.
“A cappella is at its very best when experienced in person, which is why I’m thrilled to be working with The Sing-Off Live! Tour once again, bringing some of the world’s greatest groups to theaters around the country,” said musical director Deke Sharon. “People will not believe their ears when they hear our Sing-Off stars, and we love introducing audiences to their own fantastic local groups.”
The Sing-Off is the No.1-rated a cappella music competition series, hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey, airing on NBC. This season a two-hour holiday special of the hit musical competition series showcases six new groups who compete for a first-place prize of $50,000. Returning judges Jewel and Shawn Stockman will be joined by Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump, while Nick Lachey once again hosts. The program showcases the country’s top a cappella groups performing popular songs in all new ways. The Sing-Off has no lip-synching, backup bands or safety net. The Sing-Off airs Wednesday, Dec. 17 (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC.
Tickets are $25, $35, $45 and $55, and go on sale to the public on Saturday, Dec. 13 at noon. Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
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The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.