March 2017 - Let Us Entertain You: The Doo Wop Project
With their tight vocal harmonies, simple beats, and flawless performance, The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a musical journey through the ‘50s and ‘60s. Not only does this New York-based a cappella group perform classic doo-wop songs by artists like The Temptations and The Four Seasons, but they reinterpret modern pop songs in doo-wop style, making for an evening of non-stop fun. Enjoy the songs and styles made famous by artists of the ‘50s and ‘60s with The Doo Wop Project at Popejoy Hall on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 3pm.
The Doo Wop Project performs classic songs like “Since I Don’t Have You” by The Skyliners, and “Denise” by Randy & The Rainbows, in addition to doo-wop interpretations of modern songs like Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” and Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours.” The show’s unique combination of old and new makes it a hit for audiences of all ages. Former stars of the Broadway musicals Jersey Boys and Motown The Musical perform this immersive doo-wop experience. Between songs, this five-man troupe shares backstage stories about their time on tour and their experiences on Broadway.
Doo-wop gained popularity in barbershops and on street corners during the early 1950s, eventually becoming a mainstream musical genre later that decade. Its swing-like rhythm, impeccable harmonies, and simple tunes inspired genres like rock ‘n’ roll and R&B. Traces of doo-wop can even be found in today’s popular music. The Doo Wop Project pays homage to the great American music that continues to influence artists today.
Tickets for The Doo Wop Project are currently on sale for $51, $43, $33, and $20. Tickets can be purchased at UNM Ticket Offices at the UNM Bookstore and WisePies Arena (formerly The Pit), and select area Albertsons locations. Online purchasing is available at popejoypresents.com or unmtickets.com.