Dare to Defy Productions to Present ALTAR BOYZ,

Dare to Defy Productions to Present ALTAR BOYZ,

Altar Boyz introduces a struggling Christian boy band from Greenville, Ohio, who are on the last night of their "Raise the Praise" U.S. tour and determined to make the big time. The Boyz - Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham (he's Jewish) - are intent on saving souls and raising spirits.

There's Matthew (Bobby Mitchum), the hunky leader, who holds the group together; Mark (Drew Bowen), the sweet and sensitive one, who choreographs all the band's signature moves; Luke (TC Schreier), the bad boy with an interest in communion wine and driver of the Altar Boyz van; Juan (Jordan DuVall), the Latin lover who's popular with the ladies; and Abraham (Zach King), a nice Jewish boy who's not sure how he ended up in the group.

With spectacular dance moves and a fully automated Sony Soul Sensor DX-12 to gauge the spiritual well-being of the crowd, the Altar Boyz bring the funk, lift the soul and spread a message about the power of faith, friendship and brotherhood.

Conceived by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport, with a book by Kevin Del Aguila and music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, Altar Boyz first premiered in 2004 at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. In the spring of 2005, it transferred to off-Broadway's New World Stages, where it is still running. Altar Boyz won the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and was nominated for seven Drama Desk Awards, including Best Music, Best Lyrics, Best Book and Best Musical.

Altar Boyz will be presented Dinner Theatre style at Mimi's Café on July 1, 2014, August 5, 2014 and September 2, 2014. Seating starts at 6:30 P.M. and the show starts at 7:15 P.M. Tickets are $20 (additional food purchase required) and can be purchased at www.daretodefyllc.com or reserved by calling (937) 999-9949.

Altar Boyz will, also, enjoy a fully staged run at the Mathile Theatre in the Schuster Center, July 11, 2014 at 8:00 P.M. and July 12, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Tickets for the Mathile performances will be on sale soon.

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