St. Petersburg, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2014) – The Nashville-based Melodores, winners of Season 5 on NBC’s The Sing-Off, have been added to the lineup for The Sing-Off Live! at The Mahaffey Wednesday, March 11. The Vanderbilt University a capella group will join fan favorites VoicePlay (Season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (Season 2) for the 7:30 p.m. show, along with Season 5 contestants The Exchange.
Voted the nation’s top a capella group on the two-hour television event Dec. 17, Melodores became the first-ever collegiate group to win on The Sing-Off.
The concert will offer the ultimate a cappella experience, giving fans of the TV show a unique opportunity to see their favorite groups perform live, and fans of a cappella music an evening of some of the country’s top talent. In addition to headlining talent, each concert on The Sing-Off Live! tour will feature local a cappella groups to open the show, allowing fans 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.
Tickets are $25, $35, $45 and $55, and 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.
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
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.