BRUNSWICK – The Grammy-nominated a cappella quintet Toxic Audio will return to Maine State Music Theater Monday, July 28, to perform its repertoire of new sounds and old favorites.

The phonic five will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at Pickard Theater on the campus of Bowdoin College.

In 1998, Toxic Audio launched its quirky show in an abandoned storefront at the Orlando International Fringe Festival. To their amazement, people began cramming into that storefront to see them. The show caught the attention of Disney executives who hired them as featured performers at the Disney/MGM Studios. Soon after, the group was crowned champion at the National Harmony Sweepstakes in California.

In 2003, Toxic Audio’s album, “Chemistry” was named Album of the Year by the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America. The group has made national TV appearances with Ed McMahon and Wayne Brady, and sang a reggae-style weather report on ESPN2’s morning show “Cold Pizza.”

Toxic Audio also won the 2004 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience for its Off-Broadway show in New York’s John Houseman Theatre, where they continue to electrify audiences.

Their rich harmonies and vocal texturing create the aural illusion of a full band without any instruments but their voices. From rap to be-bop, from scat to doo-wop, the range of their vocal talents has been impressing audiences across the country.

Tickets range from $15-$28 and may be purchased by calling the Maine State Music Theatre box office at 725-8769 or by logging on to www.msmt.org.

For more information about Toxic Audio, including video and audio clips from past performances, visit www.toxicaudio.com or www.myspace.com/officialtoxicaudio.


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