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December 3, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College is pleased to present a livestreaming concert featuring “The Choir of Man: Live from London” in its first-ever virtual national tour, at 7 p.m. CST Friday, Jan. 22.

The Midwest Trust Center has teamed with producers of the hit show “The Choir of Man” to create a live virtual concert especially for Kansas City audiences. “The Choir of Man: Live from London” will be available through a streaming platform for one performance only. Streaming tickets are on sale for $25 per household. A link will be sent 24 hours before showtime for an exclusive viewing experience.

You can purchase tickets online, or by calling the Box Office at 913-469-4445 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Imagine the greatest pub gig you’ve ever been to, multiply it by 10 and you’ll still be nowhere near the fun of this show,” says Emily Behrmann, Performing Arts General Manager at JCCC. “You get world-class entertainment with something for everyone in this joyous and uplifting show.”

The runaway hit of the international music and theater scene comes from the creative minds of Andrew Kay (Soweto Gospel Choir, Noise Boys, “Gobsmacked!” and the award-winning “North by Northwest”) and Nic Doodson (The Magnets, “Gobsmacked!” and Noise Boys). High-energy dance and foot-stomping choreography combine with the incredible vocal talent of ordinary guys who perform pub tunes as well as folk, rock, choral and Broadway numbers.

Director and Producer Doodson explains, “Like all of you, our performers have been confined to their homes. So, we had this idea to create special performances for some of the cities who hosted us as part of our first two North American tours.”

The highly produced 75- to 90-minute concert features at least five guys from The Choir of Man family. Streaming from the London pub Pillars of Hercules, this all-new show will be more intimate than the traditional stage show, with emphasis on cast members’ vocals and their personal journeys. Each will sing – and dance – to some of their favorite songs.

The cast also will chat a bit about what they’ve been up to during the coronavirus pandemic and share favorite memories from their U.S. tours, including the Feb. 21, 2020, performance at the Midwest Trust Center. The concert concludes with a moving group number. 

Doodson says, “At its core, ‘The Choir of Man’ is about bringing people together, sharing stories and singing songs. Of course, we’d rather be on the stage performing to sold-out houses. But these ‘Live from London’ performances are the next best thing. We hope Kansas City audiences watching from home will enjoy a pint of their favorite brew and toast us from across the pond. Cheers!”