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Musical Theatre West Presents "Altar Boyz"
80 ratings
4.3 average rating
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128 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 29 2007

I didn't appreciate the show's rather intense mocking of Christianity. Even though it had some funny lines, there was too much that was objectionable to me. I wish that I had not attended.

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“High-octane entertainment.” —Talkin Broadway


_Altar Boyz, _the new musical comedy and critically-acclaimed hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, is the hilarious account of a struggling Christian boy-band (with one nice Jewish boy) looking for their big break in the Big Apple.  Hailed as “high-octane entertainment” (“Talkin Broadway”), _Altar Boyz _tells the holy inspiring story of 5 small-town boys; Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham, trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time. Their pious pop act, including songs like “Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait” and “Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone,” worked wonders on the Ohio bingo-hall-and-pancake breakfast circuit. But when fate brings them to New York, will the boyz take a bite out of the forbidden apple?  With angelic voices, sinfully spectacular dancing and a touching story, _Altar Boyz is destined to rock the masses of all denominations!_ 

_Altar Boyz _has been playing to sold-out houses off-Broadway for two years, with a National Tour currently making its way across the country. Musical Theatre West has been hoping to produce this show ever since its New York debut, and we have just received a golden opportunity to produce the regional premiere of Altar Boyz.

About the Ticket Supplier: Musical Theatre West

Musical Theatre West is one of Southern California’s oldest and most respected regional musical theatre companies and draws more than 60,000 patrons to Long Beach’s Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Now in its 62nd season, Musical Theatre West is the fastest growing arts organization in Long Beach and is dedicated to preserving musical theatre as a unique American art form.