By Michael Gioia
02 Aug 2012
|Photo by Leon Sokoletski|
The theatrical event, which combines vocal sounds, a capella singing, comedy and the art of beat box, officially opened at the Westside Theatre July 12, 2011, following previews that began June 23, 2011. The production played its last performance there Jan. 8, and resumed performances Feb. 16 at New World Stages.
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 Omer Shaish, Jacob Schneider, Christopher David Lukos, Mark Martin, Tiago Grade, Chelsey Keding, Emily Drennan, Adi Kozlovsky, Bryant Vance and Christine Paterson, who make up the group of "snow-white ruby-lipped aliens."
The musical has played sold-out tours through Europe, South America and the Middle East. The Off-Broadway production marked the first time Voca People have sung in America. The original cast recording of Voca People is 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 performance schedule is 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.
New World Stages is located at 340 W. 50th Street. For information and tickets, visit www.VocaPeopleNYC.com.