Stepping Out

In total harmony

Singing sensation VoicePlay has arrived

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In Concert

VoicePlay

The imaginative a capella ensemble introduces Long Islanders to their unique sound and performance style. The Orlando, Fla.-based singers, who garnered much acclaim on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” have taken the timeless sound of vocal music and turned it completely on its head. What began quite literally as a street corner barbershop act has now evolved into an international touring sensation. They recreate the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice. Re-imagined as a full stage production, amazing, humorous and vertigo-inducing harmonies pepper their music-without-music sound, channeling the breadth of the musical landscape and lacing it with inventive and often hilarious on-stage theatrics. Port Washington’s Schreiber High School A Capella Choir opens the show.

Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m. $38, $33, $28. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

On Stage

How I Became a Pirate

Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion, based on the popular book by Melinda Long. Young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure, in this joyful family musical. When a pirate ship interrupts a day at the beach, the young lad joins the Captain’ ’s scurvy but not so fearsome band of musical buccaneers. Pirates ignore table manners and never have to brush their teeth. But they don’t get bedtime stories or a goodnight kiss either. As Jeremy helps the pirates find a spot to bury their treasure, he learns about the real treasures of home and family. The lively production features original songs such as “Green Teeth,” “I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy” and “Talk Like a Pirate,” which will have young mateys (and their parents) yo-ho-hoing along.

Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m. $45, $25, $15. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.