Soaring to fame on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and two sold-out national tours of “The Sing-Off Live!,” the enormously entertaining five-piece a cappella group, VoicePlay, is set to rock South Florida State College’s Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus, in Avon Park, on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the season opener of the Florida Hospital Trending Now Series. The performance is sponsored by Drs. Audwin and Patrice Nelson.

“This is a really fun show for kids,” said Cindy Garren, director, SFSC Cultural Programs, “and youth tickets are only $10.” 

Much more than a concert, VoicePlay is a theatrical experience that magically recreates the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice. Alternating between eras and styles to showcase the quintet’s amazing vocal feats, each show is laced with inventive and hilarious on-stage theatrics. With over a million YouTube views for their cover of “The Phantom of the Opera,” and their collaborations with Disney, the group has played a part in the surging popularity of contemporary a cappella.

What began as a street corner barbershop act has evolved into an internationally acclaimed touring sensation with six national tours and video entertainment brand. The cast of VoicePlay has taken the timeless sound of vocal music and turned it completely on its head.

Geoff Castellucci, one of the founding members of VoicePlay said, “We find that a cappella music tends to be pretty relatable to most audiences. Everyone is familiar with it in one form or another, whether that’s Motown, or a guy singing on a street corner. Everyone can relate to the voices and harmony. Making that leap has pretty much already been done for us. We want you to walk away from our show saying that was amazing and then, ‘Oh yeah, it was a capella.’”

Tickets for VoicePlay are $22 – $30. Student/child tickets are $10. For more information, videos and to order tickets online, visit www.sfscarts.org. The SFSC Box Office is located on SFSC’s Highlands Campus, at 600 West College Drive, Avon Park.   To contact the SFSC Box Office, call 863-784-7178.

The Florida Trending Now Series features five family-friendly, contemporary performances.   Upcoming performances are The Nutcracker, Black Violin, Mutts Gone Nuts, and Snowkus Pocus. Subscription packages are $95 – $121. Group rates are also available.

SFSC presents over 35 national and internationally touring artists at the 1460-seat Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts and the 250-seat SFSC University Center. SFSC offers a Matinee Series for adults at leisure, Young People’s Theater Series for school performances, Jazz Series, Trending Now Series of contemporary, family shows, and the popular Artist Series. Group rates and subscriptions are available online and at the SFSC Box Office. Upcoming performances include The Phantoms…Unmasked on Nov. 30; The Nutcracker on Dec. 5, and Grammy Award winner Petula Clark on Dec. 10.