Schedule Announced for Altar Boyz National Tour
The tour schedule has been announced for Altar Boyz, which will kick off its 30-week tour with a three-week engagement at Chicago's LaSalle Bank Theatre (18 West Monroe Street), October 10 - 24.
The national tour will star the previously-announced Matthew Buckner (finalist on "The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott) as Matthew, Ryan J. Ratliff (productions of Forever Plaid, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) as Mark, John Arthur Greene (Off-Broadway's MIM, regional productions of tick, tick...BOOM, Blood Brothers, Mame) as Luke, Jay Garcia (Las Vegas Avenue Q, Blue's Clues Live national tour) as Juan and Nick Blaemire (world premiere of Calvin Berger, Off-Broadway's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, composer of Ass Backwards) as Abraham.Before playing the LaSalle, Altar Boyz will play 2 preview performances at the Civic Center in Des Moines.
7-Oct. PRE-TOUR/Des Moines Civic Center (2 preview performances)
10-Oct. Chicago - The Lasalle
17-Oct. Chicago - The Lasalle
24-Oct. Chicago - The Lasalle
31-Oct. Boston - Colonial
7-Nov. Baltimore - Hippodrome
14-Nov. Birmingham - Alabama Theatre
28-Nov. Philadelphia - The Merriam
5-Dec. Fort Lauderdale - The Parker
15-Dec. Sarasota - Van Wezel PAC
19-Dec. Minneapolis - Pantages
26-Dec. Minneapolis - Pantages
9-Jan. Austin - Paramount
16-Jan. Dallas - The Majestic
23-Jan. Tucson - The Music Hall
30-Jan. Portland - Newmark
6- Feb. Seattle - The Moore
13-Feb. Los Angeles - The Wadsworth
20-Feb. Los Angeles - The Wadsworth
27-Feb. Los Angeles - The Wadsworth
6-March San Diego - Civic
13-March San Francisco - Golden Gate Theatre
20-March San Francisco - Golden Gate Theatre
27-March San Francisco - Golden Gate Theatre
3-April San Francisco - Golden Gate Theatre
10-April Tempe - Gammage Auditorium
17-April Hawaii - Hawaii Theater
24-April Pittsburgh -The Byham
30-April Pittsburgh* - The Byham
1- May Pittsburgh - The Byham
8-May Wilmington - DuPont
* all dates and venues subject to change
Altar Boyz, the acclaimed musical comedy now in its second year Off-Broadway at New World Stages, is the winner of the coveted Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Off-Broadway. "Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly guy-group is adored by audiences and critics alike. With an extraordinary mix of side-splitting songs 'convincing enough to be played on MTV,' uncontrollable laughs and lighthearted fun, this award-winning and totally original new musical is 90 minutes of pure delight," according to press notes. Altar Boyz opened April 12th at ChungMu Art Hall, Seoul, Korea; this marked the first time an American musical, directed by the original director, debuted there.
Altar Boyz is directed by Stafford Arima and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. Altar Boyz has music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, with book by Kevin Del Aguila, based on a concept by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport.
In addition to Chicago, the national tour of Altar Boyz will play engagements in Austin, Boston, Baltimore, Birmingham, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Sarasota, Seattle, Tempe, Tucson, and Wilmington
Tickets for the Chicago engagement range in price from $32.50 - $55 and are available at Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (18 W. Monroe, 24 W. Randolph St. and 151 W. Randolph St.), through the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (312) 902-1400, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers (including all Carson Pirie Scott stores, Tower Records, Hot Tix, select Coconuts and fye stores) or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Groups of 20 or more can receive a discount by calling (312) 977-1710.To learn more about Altar Boyz, visit www.altarboyz.com. For more information on the national tour, visit www.altarholics.com.