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The Voca People are landing at San Francisco’s Marines’ Memorial Theatre on June 5, 2012

“Voca People,” a musical theatre event that combines vocal sounds, a cappella singing, comedy and the art of beat box, takes the stage at San Francisco’s Marines’ Memorial Theatre, June 5 – 17, 2012. Photo: Voca People

Direct from New York, via a galaxy far, far away, comes Voca People—an out-of-this world musical theatre performance by singing aliens from the planet Voca, at San Francisco’s Marines’ Memorial Theatre, June 5 -17, 2012.  Their mission: to refuel their spaceship by performing the music of Earthlings and to then return safely to planet Voca.  Created by Lior Kalfo and Shai Fishman, Voca People is performed by eight friendly snow-white, ruby-lipped aliens with perfect harmony—3 female singers (alto, mezzo, soprano), 3 male singers (bass, baritone, tenor), and 2 beat box artists that create extraordinary human beat box sounds. There are no musical instruments, no sound effects, only vocals!  Performed with humor and the help of the audience, Voca People features a cappella and beat box versions of over 70 well known songs, including hits from Madonna, Queen and even Mozart.

Called “rousing and amusing” by The New Yorker and “The coolest show ever” by Jimmy Fallon, Voca People has won intergalactic success with sold-out tours throughout Europe, South America, the Middle East, Mars and, most recently, a highly successful engagement at West Side Theatre Upstairs and New World Stages in New York City.  Their videos on YouTube have received over 20 million hits.  

Out of town guests?  This Out-of-this-World Musical Event is worth crossing the bridge for!  Landing at San Francisco’s Marines’ Memorial Theatre on June 5, 2012

The creative team for Voca People includes Lior Kalfo (Director / Co-Creator), Shai Fishman (Musical Director / Co-Creator), Roy Milo (Lighting Design), Naor Ben Meir (Sound Design) and Hana Yefet (Costume Design).

Details:  Voca People runs Tuesday, June 5, 2012 through Sunday, June 17, 2012.  8 PM shows Tuesday-Friday; 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM shows Saturdays; and 3 PM and 6 PM shows on Sundays.   Tickets range in price from $49 to $75 and are on-sale now at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre Box Office, online at, or by phone at (415) 771-6900.  The Marines’ Memorial Theatre is located at 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco.

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