Altar Boyz National Tour to Begin Oct. 10 in Chicago

News   Altar Boyz National Tour to Begin Oct. 10 in Chicago The road show of Altar Boyz, the Off-Broadway musical about a fictional Christian boy band, begins Oct. 10 in Chicago at the LaSalle Bank Theatre.

The touring production stars Matthew Buckner as Matthew, Ryan J Ratliff as Mark, Jesse JP Johnson as Luke, Jay Garcia as Juan and Nick Blaemire as Abraham. The ensemble will remain in Chicago for three weeks before moving on to Boston.

Other cities on the tour include Boston, Baltimore, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The complete tour schedule runs as follows (dates cited are each stop's start date. Check local venues for more information):

2006:
10-Oct.: Chicago, The LaSalle
31-Oct.: Boston, Colonial
7-Nov.: Baltimore, Hippodrome
14-Nov.: Birmingham, AL, Theatre
28-Nov.: Philadelphia, PA, The Merriam
5-Dec.: Fort Lauderdale, The Parker
15-Dec.: Sarasota, Van Wezel PAC
19-Dec.: Minneapolis, Pantages

2007:
9-Jan.: Austin TX, Paramount
16-Jan.: Dallas, The Majestic
23-Jan.: Tucson, The Music Hall
30-Jan.: Seattle, The Moore
13-Feb.: Los Angeles, The Wadsworth
6-March: San Diego, Civic
13-March: San Francisco, Golden Gate Theatre
17-April: Washington DC, Warner
24-April: Pittsburgh, The Byham
8-May: Wilmington DE, DuPont Altar Boyz opened March 1, 2005, Off-Broadway and has proved a solid audience draw ever since. The 90-minute entertainment 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.

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