May 15, 2014
Smooth harmonies, slick dance moves and irreverent humor makes for mighty sweet theater when 11th Hour Theatre Company , presents Altar Boyz, May 15 through June 1.
Known for producing fantastic musical productions, 11th Hour’s shows always include top talent — think Tony Award nominees, Barrymore Award winners and some of Philadelphia’s rising stars.
An award-winning off-Broadway hit, Altar Boyz is a rollicking musical comedy about a fictitious five-piece Christian boy-band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour.
They’re small-town guys who hit it big in the bingo halls of Ohio, but when they wind up in the Big Apple, their tight dynamic is challenged. Loyalties come into question and the boys begin to wonder whether or not faith is holding them together.
Presented as a concert, where the theater audience plays the role of the concert audience, the cast puts on a high-spirited show, with catchy tunes and energetic dance moves.
Each character has a distinct personality and a personal story that’s reflected in the cleverly conceived songs.
You’ll get a kick out of the lyrics, many of which are tongue and cheek. There’s satire about boy bands and using pop music to prosthelytize, as well as a bit of political incorrectness, but it’s all done in good fun.
Tickets, $31 for general admission, are available online.
If you’re into divine comedy, catch this heavenly spoof. It’d be a sin to miss it.
11 Hour Theatre Company presents Altar Boyz
When: May 15-June
Where: The Arts Bank at the University of the Arts, 601 S. Broad Street
More info: www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org/