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Disney a cappella group DCappella sings at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 13

Disney a cappella group DCappella sings at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 13
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From a press release:

Disney’s highly acclaimed a cappella group, DCappella, will release their self-titled debut album on Friday, Nov. 16, which will be available at all digital and physical retailers. Following the release will be the group’s first-ever North American tour, which includes a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at 6 p.m.

The multi-city trek is set to hit 40 U.S. markets, including Nashville, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Chicago, and the Los Angeles area. The tour features a contemporary production of new Deke Sharon arrangements of Disney classic and modern hits, bringing to life a truly unique a cappella experience. Skincare company H2O+ Beauty is the co-sponsor of the national tour.

Tickets, which are $25, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, and $129 (VIP), plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

“Friend Like Me” meet and greet experiences will be offered, including a chance to meet DCappella, hear a soundcheck performance, attend a Q&A session, and more.

DCappella’s co-creator, music director, arranger, and producer is Deke Sharon (“the father of contemporary a cappella,” according to Entertainment Weekly), whose credits include the “Pitch Perfect” franchise and Straight No Chaser.

DCappella’s debut album will include an eclectic mix of tracks, breathing new life into timeless songs, such as “You’ll Be in My Heart” and “A Whole New World,” to modern day classics “Let It Go/Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Remember Me.” Several album tracks have been previously released to wide fan praise: “Immortals,” “How Far I’ll Go,” “Disney Medley,” and “Glory Days,” with a combined 5.4 million views to date and over 3.4 million global streams.

Known for their reimagined classics from the Disney songbook and beyond, the seven dynamic voices that make up DCappella – Sojourner Brown (alto), Orlando Dixon (baritone/“The Voice”), Antonio Fernandez (vocal percussion), Morgan Keene (soprano/“Newsies”), Shelley Regner (mezzo/“Pitch Perfect” films), Joe Santoni (bass), and RJ Woessner (tenor) – represent a first for Disney, who launched the brand’s flagship a cappella experience last spring with a television debut on “American Idol” during “Disney Night,” where the group performed classics from “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” and “Aladdin.” That same week, they graced one of Hollywood’s most hallowed stages to open Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert” at the Hollywood Bowl. Most recently, they recorded four songs on the digital version of the “Incredibles 2” original motion picture soundtrack.

Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of the Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras and presenters on a worldwide basis. Disney Concerts’ concert packages include a variety of formats, such as “live to picture” film concerts and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts and range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choir.

Current titles include the “Star Wars Film Concert Series” (Episodes IV-VII), “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Fantasia,” “Pixar in Concert,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Frozen,” “Ratatouille,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series (Episodes I-IV), and “Silly Symphonies,” which last year collectively accounted for over 400 performances in many of the world’s top concert venues, including Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum, and the Hollywood Bowl. Numerous new concert packages and touring productions from Disney’s portfolio of studios, including Disney’s feature animation and live action studios Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel, are currently in development.