LIVERMORE – The Choir of Man will bring their unique singing dancing pub show to the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, for an afternoon of sheer fun on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. as part of their inaugural North American tour.
Regular tickets are $20 to $125 while students and active military personnel are $20. Tickets are available by visiting lvpac.org or calling 925-373-6800.
Described as “the ultimate-feel good show,” The Choir of Man is set in a real working pub on stage and features nine multi-talented “handsome blokes.” They will sing everything from pub tunes, familiar folk music and Broadway songs, to classic rock and contemporary hits, all while dancing, stomping, and pulling pints of Livermore craft beers for members of the audience.
The Choir of Man is the latest show from producers Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay, the team behind the “Soweto Gospel Choir” and the award-winning international production of “North by Northwest.” The show celebrates music that has wide appeal, including songs by Adele, Queen, Paul Simon, Katy Perry, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. The cast brings together world-class tap dancers, acrobats, singers, instrumentalists and poets. After touring extensively in the UK and Australia, The Choir of Man has been highly anticipated in the US. With its combination of smooth vocal harmonies, high-energy dance, and foot-stomping choreography, not to mention the genuine bar onstage, The Choir of Man is an infectious and irresistible combination of party, concert and pint-filled good time.
Hops and Sessions, Livermore’s only self-pour tap room which is located directly across First Street from the Bankhead, has selected the local craft beers that will be served free on stage. The same beers will be available for purchase in the lobby as well. As Nic Doodson says “Imagine the greatest pub gig you’ve ever been to, multiply it by ten, and you’ll still be nowhere near the fun that this show exudes throughout. So, grab your best mates and we’ll see you at the venue ... the first pint is on us (seriously!)”
The Choir of Man is one of the most unique shows offered at the Bankhead this season, the first of several that combine musical, visual and theatrical elements on stage. In March, Cirque Eloize “Saloon” by the renowned Canadian-based company will take audiences on a thrilling exploration of the Wild West with breathtaking acrobatic comedy and live music featuring the timeless tunes of Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline. Mayumana “Currents” in April will merge compelling rhythms with dramatic movement, light and visual effects in a reflection on the historical battle between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla on their quest for world energy sources.