RED BANK: A COMPELLING A CAPPELLA

Sing-Off-2014-groupThe 2015 touring stage show from the NBC TV series THE SING-OFF takes it back to Basie’s place for a Friday night showcase of vocal artistry, performed live “without a net.”

Even as it’s come to capitalize upon a wave of popular interest in stage shows based on hit TV programs, the Count Basie Theatre has demonstrated just how diverse such shows can be. For every live appearance by a psychic, ghost hunter, dog whisperer, cake boss or skinnygirl with a handheld mic and a video clip screening, there’s a talent-competition entertainment that really delivers old-school bang for the buck — prime among them The Sing-Off, the touring roadshow of which returns to Red Bank this Friday night, February 20.

Scheduled for 8 pm, it’s a truly hi-def highlight that stars an ensemble of returning favorites from the top-rated NBC-TV a capella contest — Season Four finalists Voiceplay, who co-starred in a Count Basie engagement almost a year to the day from this Friday’s booking. They’ll be joined by Season Two fan-faves Streetcorner Symphony — as well as a third group of recent finalists TBA — for an “ultimate a cappella experience” that promises “versions of this year’s chart topping hits as well as favorite arrangements from the TV show” and other surprises.

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