VOCA PEOPLE Comes to Flato Markham Theatre, March 2
The VOCA PEOPLE have taken the world by surprise - and delight - with a completely original, thrilling musical adventure unlike anything you've experienced before! Starring eight "Vocal Acrobats" this charming and hilarious show features "Chaplin-esque" physical comedy, enchanting a cappella harmonies, over 70 acappella and beat box versions of the songs you and your whole family will love, including favorites from Madonna, Queen and even Mozart! No instruments, no sound effects-just eight incredible talents breathing life into the greatest music on earth. Full of energy and bursting with fun, this international sensation already have over 40 million hits on YouTube. But don't just watch the VOCA PEOPLE online, now is your chance to see this ingenious, entertaining show live at the Flato Markham Theatre on Saturday, March 2 for two shows at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
VOCA PEOPLE is a performing arts group with the super-human ability to replicate the music of a full orchestra using only its vocal chords. Though all eight members are from Israel, they call themselves friendly aliens from the Planet Voca where music and vocal expression is the only means of communication. Dressed in white from head to toe and always sporting red lips, VOCA PEOPLE have taken its alien identity to heart and deliver theatrical and playful performances characterized by a strictly a cappella and beat-boxing style. The range of sounds and noises that they can recreate and combine together makes VOCA PEOPLE's instrumental repertoire unlimited. The ensemble's live performances, which it tailors to every audience, have made VOCA PEOPLE an international sensation ever since the eight-piece group appeared on YouTube in 2009, capturing fans with raw talent and a universal sense of humor.
What began as an overnight YouTube sensation is a now world-renowned show that has dazzled audiences in over 20 countries around the globe since 2009, from South America, to the USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. This interactive musical event played Off-Broadway for over a year on and won New York City's 2012 Lortel award for "Theatrical Experience," a prize first claimed by the Blue Man Group.
Flato Markham Theatre's Diamond Series 12-13 is a signature programming model which illuminates the town's central theme that "live arts in Markham, it matters." A jewel in the crown of the Markham community, the theatre provides patrons with unforgettable access to a host of internationally-acclaimed artists and productions featuring the best of classical, jazz, world music, dance, comedy, pop artists and family entertainment. The 2012-13 season boasts the finest artists and productions in an incredibly intimate setting, 530 seat, state-of-the-art performance facility offering the very best entertainment experience.
The 28th Annual Season caters to audiences of all ages and interests. The signature 12-13 Diamond Series Season features a headline performance from ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro, and Canada's own Natalie MacMaster pianist Jon Kimura Parker and André-Philippe Gagnon are also among this season's highlights.
Easily accessible, the Flato Markham Theatre is located only 30 minutes from the downtown core and offers world-class entertainment at your doorstep. Flexible package options, student discounts and complimentary parking are available. Flato Markham Theatre offers value priced tickets for students. The EYE GO to the Arts program aimed at high school students offers $5.00 tickets, while college and university students can purchase UGO tickets for $20.00. Student discounts are available upon the presentation of a valid student ID card.
Markham, a municipality with more than 310,000 residents centrally located in the Greater Toronto Area, is home to 400 corporate head offices and 900 high tech and life science companies. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada's most diverse community, enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Canada's newest urban city as of July 1, 2012, Markham has received the Excellence Canada PEP III Integrated and Accessibility Awards, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.