Musical Comedy Duo Dakaboom to Perform at Ferris Feb. 5


DakaboomMusic-driven comedy duo Dakaboom, which bills itself as “post-modern vaudeville,” will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Ferris State University’s Williams Auditorium.

The duo of Ben McLain and Paul Peglar incorporates pop, hip-hop, jazz, opera, musical theater, electronica and a capella to “modernize and reinvent the vaudeville art form,” according to their website http://thedakaboom.com/fr_home.cfm.

“This performance is different from any other comedy event we’ve had, and there is heavy audience interaction,” said Angela Roman, director of the university’s Career Services and Student Leadership and Activities offices. “This performance is going to give the audience something to think about.”

McLain records and tours with electronic vocal band Sonos, which performed on the 2011 season of NBC’s “The Sing Off” reality singing competition. The group will release its third album later this year.

Peglar is an actor and musician who has worked with internet stars Chester See and Lana McKissack, and played piano on the first season of Fox’s “Glee.” He also is a music director at The American School in Switzerland.

The duo’s stop in Big Rapids, which is free and open to the public, is part of a six-month tour of colleges and universities across the United States.

For additional information, visit the University Events Calendar: http://calendar.ferris.edu/ViewNonBannerMonth.html

Watch videos of Dakaboom performing here: http://www.youtube.com/thedakaboom

Last updated: 08-15-2013