Thursday, September 12, 2013
Theater review: Altar Boyz will have you genuflecting with rhythm
It's a must for every gay person on the planet -- and their open-minded friends.
ARLINGTON The Gospel according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. It’s a tale as old as time.
Or at least it was in 2005 when Altar Boyz debuted its twisted, religion-skewering Off-Broadway take on boy bands. And it still holds up marvelously, a notable feat marked by its top-10 status in longest running Off-Broadway musicals of all time.
This weekend, Altar Boyz comes to Theatre Arlington as the 41st season opener. The cast — Matt Purvis (Matthew), Phillip Cole White (Mark), Dalton Hutto (Luke), Angel Velasco (Juan) and Tim McCarthy (Abe) — are as adorable as the songs and the accompanying cheesy choreography.
If you’ve never seen the show, it’s a must for every gay person on the planet, as well as each of their open-minded friends and family members.
You’ll laugh. You’ll sing. You’ll genuflect in rhythm.
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