ZAEH_SNC_SHOT7-6The assembled male voices of Straight No Chaser mix up a holiday punch on the stage of the Count Basie Theatre this Friday, November 28.

This Black Friday evening, November 28 — even as the Santa train pulls into town, and Holiday Express flips the switch on a singalong season of carols ranging from sacred to silly — the stage of the Count Basie Theatre will ring out with the sounds of a vocal organization that bridges the gap between the secular and the seasonal, in the days before the Basie becomes the area’s unofficial capital of Christmas.

Making their Red Bank bow — and continuing the Happy Hour Tour that takes them from coast to coast (and from Honolulu to Helsinki in the months ahead), the 10-piece, all-male a cappella group Straight No Chaser arrives on the momentum of their fourth studio release Under the Influence, and its special “Holiday Edition” that includes the novelty collaboration with Kristen Bell, “Text Me Merry Christmas.”

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