Special Meet and Greet and best seats in the house tickets for Straight No Chaser live in Kansas City on October 22 at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland when you support KCPT.
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses … think again.
Straight No Chaser (SNC) is neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. As original member Randy Stine comments, “We take the music very seriously; we just don’t take ourselves too seriously.” In the process, they are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape.
Filmed live at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is a follow-up to SNC’s hit LIVE IN NEW YORK, which premiered on PBS in 2009. The material is a journey through the decades of the pop songbook, including Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” the Four Seasons’ “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” and Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road” — all done with SNC’s trademark harmonies and unique charm.
On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act. During 2011 alone, the group performed for more than 500,000 fans in 175 shows throughout the world.