Venue Details

98 Star Starred
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-463-1960
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Andrea
Leave time for parking as you may have to find a spot in the surrounding neighborhood.
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Alan
Mike's Cafe Etc is a good pre-show dining spot - tasty food, nice atmosphere, quick service. Or pick up a burrito at Sancho's.
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5 reviews
13 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

Loved it! Funny, and very professionally done. Not quite as good as the New York cast, but darn close. I am a professional choir director and was amazed at the quality of the singing and the tight 5 part harmonies. My 12 year old and his 3...continued

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14 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Excellent, hilarious and very energetic.

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12 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 28 2011

It was a cute concept. I'd see it again...

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Website

http://www.paplayers.org

Quotes & Highlights

Check out a clip from the original off-Broadway production on YouTube.

Description

A divine musical for the whole family . . . a holy hit!

Book by Kevin Del Aguila

Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker

Altar Boyz is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, sidesplitting, award-winning musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their “Raise the Praise” tour. These boys are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. With tight harmony, irreverent humor and sinfully spectacular choreography, they joyously deliver a message of unity – “there is not a star as bright as its constellation, no harmony in a single voice.”

Altar Boyz debuted in September 2004 at the 47th Street Theatre in New York City as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The show opened off-Broadway in March 2005. Altar Boyz would go on to gain 15 different theatre award nominations during its stay off-Broadway. The show won the very prestigious Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical in 2005, and the Audience Favorite Award in 2006 and 2007 with Broadway.com.

Playwright Kevin Del Aguila earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Book in 2005. As an acclaimed actor/ writer/ director, Kevin pulled a theatrical “hat trick” in 2006 by working in each of his disciplines on three separate productions running simultaneously off-Broadway: as an actor in the revival of Jacques Brel, director of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie at the Lucille Lortel, and as the writer of Altar Boyz.

For their work on Altar Boyz, composers/lyricists Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker received two Drama Desk nominations for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics. Walker has also served as the associate conductor on national tours of Jekyll and Hyde and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Adler composed incidental music for Avenue Q and contributed one song to Martin Charnin’s The-Next-to-the-Last Revue.

About the Ticket Supplier: Palo Alto Players

The Peninsula’s oldest theatre company, Palo Alto Players has been continuously producing quality live theatre in Palo Alto since 1931. Based at the Lucie Stern Theater, built for us in 1933, Palo Alto Players produces a season of comedies, dramas, classics and musicals from September to June. Audiences and participants come from all over the Bay Area to be a part of Palo Alto Players productions.