Vocal Ovation show choir extravaganza concludes in Rahway

Paper Mill Playhouse, The Harmony Show Choir and the RockNRoll Chorus will conclude a three-stop tour, Vocal Ovation, A Show Choir Extravaganza with two performances in Rahway.

The performances will feature the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir, The Harmony Show Choir and the RockNRoll Chorus in Vocal Ovation, A Show Choir Extravaganza, which will conclude its tour with two performances on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey.

Tickets for the 3:00 pm matinee and the 7:30 pm evening performance can be purchased by calling 732- 499- 8226 or visiting www.ucpac.org.

With hit TV shows such as GLEE and THE SING-OFF, along with the excitement created by the two PITCH PERFECT motion pictures, Show Choir performances have taken hold as an American music genre. Vocal Ovation, combines all of the current types of performance in one show.

Featuring the best show choirs currently in the State of New Jersey, Vocal Ovation captures the magic of Broadway and pop with thePaper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir. Pop, Motown, and swing fill the air with the Harmony Show Choir. The show is rounded out by the all a cappella Rock-n-Roll Chorus. Vocal Ovation promises to be an exciting evening of music and fun for all ages.

“Touring the state with the Harmony Show Choir and the RockNRoll Chorus is a wonderful opportunity for students to perform at impressive venues and share their talents with thousands of New Jersey residents,” commented Shayne Austin Miller, Paper Mill Playhouse Show Choir Director.

The award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir consists of nearly 60 young performing artists ages 16-22. Over the past three years the show choir has delighted more than 250,000 people across the region with their rousing renditions of Broadway, pop & classics. This season, the choir performed at Lincoln Center, MetLife Stadium and other large events.

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is an audition based, exhibition Show Choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse’s Arts Education and Outreach programs. The Paper MillPlayhouse Broadway Show Choir act as ambassadors to Paper Mill Playhouse with an array of performance opportunities throughout the community and beyond. Paper Mill Playhouse is the recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre.  For more information about thePaper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir visit www.papermill.org  The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is presented by Overlook Medical Center, Atlantic Healthcare.

The Harmony Show Choir is an auditioned only group of 52 high school age performers from the Southern New Jersey area. They are professionally staged and choreographed in a high energy, family oriented musical revue. Their show contains a great mix of styles including: Broadway and newer Broadway tunes, oldies, Disney, The Great American Songbook, gospel, swing, pop, and country. Some of the selections are: The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The Blues Brothers, Gershwin Rhapsody, Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons), Soul (Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Tina Turner), Jump, Jive & Wail, and Sing, Sing, Sing, among others. For more information visit:http://mainstage.org/show-choirs.

The RockNRoll Chorus launched its first tour and full length album in 2007. Since that time the chorus has been blessed with amazingly talented singers and performers over more than 15 casts! Casts have performed with, and opened for, Bruce Springsteen, Darlene Love, Jacquie Lee, Judy Collins, Gavin DeGraw, Sara Bareilles, Jefferson Airplane, Foreigner, Kelly Loggins, The Chieftains, Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd, The Wall, Willie Nile, Jay Leno, Danu, Jill Tirrell and many studio records as a guest choir! The RockNRoll Chorus has also been on the Grammy ballot several times for tracks on their albums in the categories of “Best Performance, Pop Vocal Group or Duo,” “Engineer of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” “Best Rock Record,” “Producer of the Year,” and others. The RockNRoll Chorus – no instruments, just voices.www.rocknrollchorus.com.

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