SPRINGFIELD – Clark State Community College will welcome the Choir of Man to the stage of the Clark State Performing Arts Center, for the second consecutive year, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.
“After seeing and hearing the reception when they were here last season, I wanted to bring them back right away,” said Adele Adkins, executive director of the Arts Center. “We had 20 people attend last year that had seen them the night before in Lima, Ohio. They loved the group so much they drove down here the next night to see them again.”
The Choir of Man is a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines harmonies, high energy dance and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The cast of nine talented men sing everything from pub tunes, folk songs, Broadway and classic rock.
Not only is the show set in a pub, but it has a real working bar from which the cast will pull pints and invite audience members to get up close and personal with the performers – witnessing the action from chairs and tables among the guys.
Adkins said the show starts a half-an-hour before the actual performance starts. “The entire cast comes out, and the audience is invited to the stage for a party where the cast serves free beer,” she said. “The cast of guys sing, dance, tell stories and play instruments.”
The Choir of Man is from the creative minds of Andrew Kay – Soweto Gospel Choir, Noise Boys, Gobsmacked and the award-winning North by Northwest and Nic Doodson – The Magnets, Gobsmacked and Noise Boys.
Tickets to see the Choir of Man range in price from $25 to $50 and are available on ticketmaster.com.
Submitted by Clark State Community College.