Toxic Audio offers a musical holiday treat, Dec. 12

The Performing Arts Series at RIC will present Toxic Audio – an exciting a cappella experience – on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium in Roberts Hall.

Toxic Audio features five performers who combine their amazing voices to create rich harmonies, pulsating rhythms, and the sound of a full band.

The group – Jeremy James, Shalisa James, Michelle Mailhot, Rene Ruiz and Paul Sperrazza – formed in 1998 in Orlando, Fla., and has since performed at Disney/MGM Studios and toured nationally and internationally.

Toxic Audio’s critically acclaimed brand of dynamic, improvisational theatrics has received a number of accolades over the years, including Album of the Year by the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America for “Chemistry,” in 2003.

The ensemble’s family-friendly performance, described as “crowd-pleasing… sure-fire… fun!” by The New York Times, offers a new and different way to celebrate the holiday season.

Tickets for Toxic Audio are $35, with discounts for seniors, RIC faculty/staff/students/alumni, and children. For your convenience, tickets can be purchased as follows: in advance via Visa, MasterCard or Discover by calling (401) 456-8144 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; online at; or in person at the Nazarian Center Box Office in Roberts Hall. The Box Office is also open for sales two hours prior to performance start time in the appropriate show venue.