Raising the rafters with ‘Altar Boyz’

By |2010-01-28T09:00:00-05:00January 28th, 2010|Entertainment|

LANSING – Peppermint Creek Theatre Company proudly presents the award-winning musical comedy/concert “Altar Boyz,” Jan. 28-31 and Feb. 4-6 at the Old Town Temple Building (formerly Temple Club) in Old Town Lansing.

“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. Determined to make it big and save the world one screaming fan at a time, these all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio are adored by audiences and critics alike. There’s Matthew, the hunky leader, who holds the group together; Mark, the sweet and sensitive one, who choreographs all the band’s signature moves; Luke, the bad boy with an interest in communion wine; Juan, the Latin lover who’s popular with the ladies; and Abraham, a nice Jewish boy who’s not sure how he ended up in the group.
With an extraordinary mix of angelic voices, side-splitting songs and spectacular dance moves (and a healthy dose of irreverent humor), the Altar Boyz delight audiences young and old of ALL denominations with their pious pop act, including signature songs like “Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait,” “Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone” and “Rhythm In Me.” Hailed as “high-octane entertainment,” it’s a 90-minute rollercoaster ride of pure delight that will have you either standing on your feet or rolling in the aisles. Top it all off with the specially patented “Soul Sensor DX-12” to gauge the spiritual well-being of the audience, the Altar Boyz are spreading a message about the power of faith, friendship and brotherhood.
“Altar Boyz” is directed by Peppermint Creek’s artistic director Chad Badgero, choreographed by Karyn Perry of Karyn’s Dance Place with music direction by Donna Green. The musical features Chad DeKatch, Joe Quick, Diego Ramirez, Luke Rohlfs and Michael Zamora.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students and seniors (55-and-over). For more information, call 517-927-3016 or log on to http://www.peppermintcreek.org.

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