A cappella groups can mimic an entire orchestra, from the ping of a triangle to the self-pitying sigh of a triangle player. Sound off with this GrouponLive deal.
- $19 for one ticket to The Sing-Off live tour (up to $47 value)
- When: Saturday, March 1, at 4 p.m.
- Where: Theatre of Living Arts
- General admission standing
- Door time: 3 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
The Sing-Off Live Tour
- Who’s singing: The Sing-Off Season Four winners Home Free; their competitors VoicePlay and The Filharmonic; and The Fannin Family, an 11-member sibling group that appeared on Season Three
- Home Free’s sound: a blend of country and traditional a cappella singing
- What puts the ‘Fil’ in The Filharmonic: the Filipino heritage of the group’s six members
- Big number by The Filharmonic in season four: “This Is How We Do It”
- How they do it: boy-band-sweet harmonies, tons of dimples, and a bass singer who’s part drum machine
- How VoicePlay got their start: as a street-corner barbershop act
- One of their most dramatic numbers on the show: a smooth, soulful, and highly choreographed rendition of “Play That Funky Music”
- Why Jodi Walker of Entertainment Weekly loves The Sing-Off: “It’s full of questionable matching outfits, silly song choices, and more music puns than you could have possibly believed existed.”<p>
Theatre of the Living Arts
- 1908: a nickelodeon opens on South Street under the name the Crystal Palace
- 1927: the movie theater is converted into a concert hall
- 1941: the concert hall is converted into a movie theater
- 1959: director Andre Gregory founds an avant-garde performance group in the theater, and gives it a new name—the Theatre of the Living Arts
- 1960–1968: the troupe's critically acclaimed shows, including The Critic_ and _Poor Bitos, feature such future legends as Danny DeVito, Judd Hirsch, and Morgan Freeman
- 1976: years after the performance group goes bankrupt, a newly opened movie theater realizes it can pay its rent with weekly screenings of _Rocky Horror Picture Show_
- 1988: after one final transformation, the Theatre of the Living Arts becomes a live performance venue once again
- 2013: now exclusively a music stage, the theater earns a spot on Complex's list of America's 50 best concert venues