Interview with CONNOR GOING from ‘THE CHOIR OF MAN’
Actor/musician Connor Going discusses how ‘THE CHOIR OF MAN’ evolved from a fringe festival show in Edinburgh to become a critically hailed, international hit. THE CHOIR OF MAN will play Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place for a limited one-week engagement March 12-17. Visit BroadwayInChicago.com for tickets and more information.
The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour. Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome men sings everything – pub tunes, folk, Broadway and classic rock. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a show you’ll ever attend!
The show celebrates music that has wide appeal including songs by Adele, Queen, Paul Simon, Katy Perry, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. The cast features world-class tap dancers, acrobats, singers, instrumentalists and poets, ensuring that there is something for everyone in this joyous and uplifting show for all ages.
THE CHOIR OF MAN is the latest show from the creative minds of producers Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay – the team behind Soweto Gospel Choir, The Magnets, and the award-winning North by Northwest.
CONNOR GOING (Piano-Man) Connor studied music as part of an M.A. (Hons) in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. After which, he completed a postgraduate diploma in Musical Theatre – awarded with distinction – from the Royal Academy of Music in London. Connor is delighted to be joining the 2018-19 USA Tour as an original cast member of The Choir of Man. Theatre credits include: Chuck/Cover Ren in Footloose (UK & International Tour), Piano Man in The Choir of Man (Australia Tour), Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance (Reid Concert Hall), Actor D in Noël Coward: A Talent to Amuse (St. James Studio Theatre), Eric Ashley in Lord Dismiss Us (Rehearsed Reading, Above The Stag Theatre), Troy Bolton in High School Musical (SECC Clyde Auditorium), Stephen/ Tony in Copacabana (Glasgow King’s Theatre). Credits while training include: Soloist in Curtain Up! (Prince Edward Theatre), David Bascombe in Carousel (Sir Jack Lyons Theatre), Larry in Closer, Lee Harvey Oswald in Assassins, Scott Furnish in Fanatical (workshop). TV & Film credits include: Harry in Awakening (RCS), Backing Vocalist in U2 at the BBC (Abbey Road Studios). Commercial: Mrs. Brown in The 12 Days of Christmas TV (TalkTalk).
Individual tickets range in price from $39-$79 with a select number of premium tickets available. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing GroupSales@BroadwayInChicago.com. For more information, visit BroadwayInChicago.com.
ABOUT BROADWAY IN CHICAGO
Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 19 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining more than 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including the CIBC Theatre, Oriental Theatre (soon to be the Nederlander Theatre), Cadillac Palace Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. For more information, visit BroadwayInChicago.com.