Having saved souls on the Ohio bingo-hall-and-pancake-breakfast circuit with rousing songs such as “Jesus Called Me on My Cell Phone” and “God Put the Rhythm in Me”, the Altar Boyz, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham, have taken their heavenly boy-band act on the road and are making a final stop in sinful Wilton Manors.
The rousing hit musical “Altar Boyz” sings and dances its way onto Island City Stage to help kick off the New Year. With a book by Kevin Del Aguila and music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, the show ran for 5 years Off-Broadway and has played at theaters all over the country. With nods to N’Sync and The Backstreet Boys, the show is a riot for all ages and audiences.
“Long a favorite musical of one our supporters, Jim Laird, this production of ‘Altar Boyz’ would not be possible without his generous support” said Managing Director Marty Childers.”
Artistic Director Andy Rogow added that, “Thanks to Jim we are able to bring in guest artists from New York and Los Angeles and expand the technical capabilities of our theater. It’s definitely going to rock the crowd!”
Directed by Rogow, the cast features Jonathan Furedy as Matthew, Sahid Pabon as Mark, Brian Varela as Juan, Jarrad Green as Luke and Chris Robertson as Abraham. The creative team includes scenic and lighting design by Ardean Landhuis, costume design by Emil White and sound design by David Hart.
As an added incentive for sinners who may have not yet experienced the awesome transformational power of theater, special “Pack a Pew!” performances have been added on Wednesdays Jan. 22 and 29 with discounted tickets available.
“Altar Boyz” begins previews on Jan. 16 and 17 with a Carbonell and press opening on Jan. 18. Performances are Wednesdays at 7:30 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 5pm through Feb.16 at the home of Island City Stage, The Wilton Theatre Factory, 2304 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors. For tickets and information go to islandcitystage.org.