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MPAC Presents Disney's DCappella Live!
originally published: 01/22/2019
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Disney's highly acclaimed a cappella group, DCappella comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 15 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $39-$89.
DCappella's co-creator, music director, arranger, and producer is Deke Sharon ("the father of contemporary a cappella," according to Entertainment Weekly), whose credits include the Pitch Perfect franchise and Straight No Chaser. The DCappella tour features a contemporary production of new Deke Sharon arrangements of Disney classic and modern hits, bringing to life a truly unique a cappella experience. Skincare company, H2O+ Beauty is the co-sponsor of the national tour.
DCappella's debut album includes an eclectic mix of tracks, breathing new life into timeless songs such as "You'll Be in My Heart" and "A Whole New World" to modern day classics "Let It Go/Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" and "Remember Me."
Known for their reimagined classics from the Disney songbook and beyond, the seven dynamic voices that make up DCappella are Sojourner Brown [alto], Orlando Dixon [baritone/"The Voice"], Antonio Fernandez [vocal percussion], Morgan Keene [soprano/"Newsies"], Shelley Regner [mezzo/"Pitch Perfect" films], Joe Santoni [bass], and RJ Woessner [tenor]. The group debuted last Spring with a TV debut on American Idol during "Disney Night," performing classics from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Aladdin. That same week, they graced one of Hollywood's most hallowed stages to open Disney's Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Most recently, they recorded four songs on the digital version of the Incredibles 2 original motion picture soundtrack.
Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras and presenters on a worldwide basis. Disney Concerts' concert packages include a variety of formats, such as "live to picture" film concerts and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts, and range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choir. Current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series (Episodes IV-VII), Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean series (Episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year collectively accounted for over 400 performances in many of the world's top concert venues, including Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Numerous new concert packages and touring productions from Disney's portfolio of studios, including Disney's feature animation and live action studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel, are currently in development.
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Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at 100 South Street in Morristown, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2018-2019 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Mayo Performing Arts Center was named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres, and is ranked in the top 50 mid-sized performing arts centers by Pollstar Magazine.
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