The production, which combines vocal sounds, a capella singing, comedy and the art of beat box, officially opened at the Westside Theatre July 12, following previews that began June 23.
Created by Lior Kalfo and Shai Fishman, Voca People is produced by Doron Lida, Revital Kalfo, Leeorna Solomons and Eva Price.
The current cast includes Vered Sasportas, Laura Dadap, Christine Paterson, Chelsey Keding, Mercer Boffey, Tiago Grade, Ryan Appleby, Jonathan Shew, Shimon Smith and Gavriel Savit, who make up the group of "snow-white ruby-lipped aliens." Casting for the New World production has not been announced.
The Voca People, according to press notes, "believe music is the source of life that brings harmony, joy and refueling. A performance bursts with over 70 well known songs that create vocal 'fireworks' and leave audiences clapping along and snapping their fingers. Voca People is the musical theater event that bridges languages, cultures, and planets."
The musical has played sold-out tours through Europe, South America and the Middle East. The Off-Broadway production marks the first time Voca People have sung in America. The original cast recording of Voca People is now available at the theatre. Voca People features direction and choreography by Kalfo with musical direction and arrangements by Fishman. The creative team also includes lighting designer Roy Milo, sound designer Naor Ben Meir and costume designer Hana Yefet.
The Westside Theatre is located at 407 W. 43rd Street. For information and tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.VocaPeopleNYC.com.
The schedule at New World Stages will be Monday at 8 PM, Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 5:30 PM. Ticket prices range from $30-$79.50 with premium seating available. Tickets are also available at The New World Stages box office at 340 W. 50th Street.