LIMA — One of last year’s favorite shows will be returning to Veterans Memorial Civic Center tonight.
Peter Lawrence, who portrays the character “Beast” in the show, said “Choir of Man” is “the best pub crawl you’ve ever been to.” It follows the stories of nine men with the help of high-energy choreography and live music.
“It is certainly more concert-based overall in the fact that there’s not a linear storyline or progression due to the songs,” Lawrence explained. “It’s more like snippets from our own personal relationships with each other, with ourselves and with family members … We are celebrating the positivity in masculinity and the camaraderie in the setting of a British pub, which is the heart of our community back home.”
The show originally began gaining traction in the U.K. and Australia, where much of the cast is from, and is now on its second U.S. tour. It ranges from a nine-part harmony version of Sia’s “Chandelier” to “The Impossible Dream” to “Escape (The Piña Colada Song).”
“There’s something for everyone both musically and in terms of dialogue — whether you like musical theater, big belty songs, twanging or stomping around choreography,” Lawrence said. “There’s nothing overly masculine or nothing overly feminine. We really try to bridge the gap in all.”
The “pub” even includes a working bar prior to the show featuring local brews. It will be filled with Moeller Brew Barn’s Blackberry Prarie Wheat tonight.
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