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Altar Boyz Visit Glen Rock, Feb 20-28

posted 02/02/15

Porch Light Productions, an award-winning theatre specializing in live shows and professional performing arts training presents ALTAR BOYZ, as part of it's 2014/15 Main Stage series, February 20-28. Showtimes are held Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sunday, February 22 at 2PM.

This hip-hoppin' tuneful musical with book by Kevin Del Aguila, music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, conceived by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport features the brilliant cast: Peter Fournier (Matthew), Nick Riccardi (Mark), Bobby Allan (Luke), John Hannigan (Abraham) and Alexander Rivera (Juan). Porch Light's production will be directed and choreographed by Alex Perez with musical direction by Charles Santoro.

'Altar Boyz' is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national 'Raise the Praise' tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. The show features tight harmonies and spectacular choreography, performed through the band's signature hits such as 'Rhythm In Me,' 'The Calling,' and 'I Believe,' the Boyz question their loyalty to each other and ask whether or not faith is really holding them together. They finally deliver a message of unity, that 'there is no star as bright as its constellation, no harmony in a single voice.'

"This amazingly talented cast will definitely have audiences having a great time. It was important to be faithful to the book while poking fun at the boy band craze and making the show accessible to all generations," says Perez. "Every generation has a favorite boy-band, so I thought it was important to pay homage to all. From Jackson 5, New Kids on the Block, N'SYNC and One Direction - this show satirizes all the moves - all the swagger and all the winks a musical can embrace."

Tickets are $25 for adults & 22 for students and seniors (60+). General seating. Advanced ticket purchase recommended. For tickets, visit www.porchlightproductions.org, call (201) 857-3520 or visit the theatre at 555 Broad Street, Glen Rock NJ.

Now celebrating its sixth season in Glen Rock, Porch Light produces live theatre, musical theatre training, acting, dance & voice instruction, touring productions and in-school drama programs throughout the New Jersey and New York area. PLP produces professional, educational and children's theatrical works throughout the New Jersey and NY area each season, and has been honored with two Perry Awards for it's 2013/14 season including Outstanding Youth Actor in a Musical (Matt Mucha, Next to Normal) and Outstanding Original Musical (Stage Fright). Visit Porch Light's website for more details and a full season line-up.