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Altar Boyz, by Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, Book by Kevin Del Aguila
Am I now an Altar groupie?
Saturday, October 25, 2008
4.5
After seeing this performance of ALTAR BOYZ at the Horizon Theatre 4 times, each time bringing back girlfriends of mine, my daughters and friends...does this now make me what they call an "altarholic"?

I will try to be short and to the point. These "BOYZ" are each charming, talented, and engaging in their own right...not to mention cute and handsome.

Ricardo Aponte is hilarious as Juan, Josh Rhett Noble is unbelievably real as Matthew and brings depth to the script, Kyle Haak as Mark is hysterical with his "almost coming out" number, Andy Meeks proves why he is a vet of theatre as Abraham and Ronve O'Daniel had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard.

Oh...and they all sing heavenly too.

I have seen this production in NYC, Chicago and now Atlanta. I have loved every production, and this one is no exception. It is intimate. It is VERY well acted (more so than the others I have seen), and has true heart. Director Jeff Adler was able to bring sincerity to what could be a paper thin script. This production at no point tries to "copy" the NYC production. It is its OWN entity, as should be any regional premiere of the show. The point of the script is that the boyz have been performing at very small venues (bingo halls, etc.), so the fact they end up in the small Horizon Theatre instead of the Fox makes perfect sense.

But, check it out for yourself. I hope you'll leave the theatre with a huge smile like I have!



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