VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS Releases Video Of 'A Kappella' Contest Winners Live On Stage
Kinky Boots is thrilled to announce the winners of the "A Kappella" contest with the release of this special video showcasing two a cappella groups - The Cat's Pajamas and Backtrack. Watch the video of the performance below!
These two groups were selected from many submissions of groups across the country and won a chance to perform on the Kinky Boots stage at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St.). Kirstin Maldonado, currently starring as 'Lauren', and a member of the a cappella group Pentatonix, introduced the groups as they made their Broadway debut.
"We are so grateful for the outpouring of wonderful video submissions from extremely talented groups from across the country," Roth and Luftig said. "The decision was extremely difficult to make, but The Cat's Pajamas and Backtrack really blew us away."
The Cat's Pajamas - Vocal Band is a five-person a cappella group that has been touring around the world since 2005 and has recently been featured on Next Great American Band, America's Got Talent and season 3 of NBC's The Sing-Off.
Backtrack is an award-winning, five-person a cappella group based in New York City that explores the power of the human voice through unique vocal arrangements, tight harmonies and world-class beatboxing. The group pushes the limits of a cappella, creating impressive covers of past and present pop music, writing inspiring original compositions and daring to take on unexpected genres such as classical and electronic music.
The winner of six 2013 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony® Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell. Kinky Boots tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family's struggling shoe factory and looking for a fresh idea. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola and together, they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair.
Tickets for Kinky Boots ($55 - $163) are available for purchase in person at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office (Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm; Sunday, 12pm - 6 pm), online at www.ticketmaster.com. For information on group sales, contact Group Sales Box Office/Broadway.com at email@example.com or 1-800-BROADWAY, ext 2.