THE FRIENDS OF THE WILDEY THEATRE PRESENT “THE OTHER GUYS” FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
November 3, 2014 – Edwardsville, IL - Known for their impeccable musicality and unique brand of humor, “The Other Guys” – the University of Illinois’ premiere men’s a cappella group– will perform on Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Wildey Theatre.
Since their inception during the 1968-69 school year, The Other Guys has evolved into a high profile, international traveling group of goodwill ambassadors. The current group continues to build on the founding traditions of musicianship, comedic spontaneity, and time-honored dignity.
An eight-member singing group, the Other Guys performs at more than 100 different venues each year. They have appeared at Chicago’s United Center, Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field, New York City’s famed Gotham Comedy Club, the Broadway production of “Grease,” command performances in Washington, D.C., Google Headquarters, Lucasfilm Inc., Roger Ebert’s 10th Annual Film Festival, alumni events throughout the country and numerous shows abroad. The Other Guys also features 2011 Edwardsville High School graduate, Daniel Lynch from Edwardsville.
The opening act will be Edwardsville High School’s “AcaFellaz” men’s a cappella singers, directed by Lynda Marshall and Timothy Havis. AcaFellaz performs throughout the school year and serves as recruiters and role models for younger males in the school district.
Tickets for the entire evening are $15 general admission, $12 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at www.wildeytheatre.com. The Wildey Theatre is located at 252 North Main Street in Downtown Edwardsville, Illinois. For more information about this event, contact the Wildey Theatre at 618-307-1750.
The Wildey Theatre, originally built as an opera house in 1909 by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, has been extensively renovated and reopened in April 2011. The 325-seat theatre features state of the art technical capabilities and space for special events and business meetings. The Wildey Theatre is owned by the City of Edwardsville. The Friends of the Wildey is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.