LtoR: Frank Paul, Courney Crouse, Mike Arthur, Edward Fraim and Robert Deason are the ALTAR BOYZ!??
This show has been such a refreshing experience. I don’t think I have worked with a cast that can goof around as much as we do and accomplish the amount we have. Everyone was so excited for the show and ready to work that in the first 5 hours of rehearsal we were able to learn every musical number and take time to play around with each song. Just like how every guy fits into a mold onstage, backstage is the same. We each add something to the conversation and share the center of attention equally. I haven’t laughed this much in a long time! I’m already sad to be closing and we haven’t even opened yet. It’s been a great experience thus far and I can’t wait to get an audience in the theater to let them in on the fun we’ve been having.
-Mike Arthur, ???Matthew???
After a long tech weekend, I still can’t believe that we start previews in two days. This entire rehearsal process has literally flown by. I consider myself so lucky to be in the company of such talented guys. Our combined drive and dedication have made this such an awesome process. I’m so excited to start performing for audiences. This is definitely the type of show that will continue to evolve and change as the run goes on. Come check us out!
-Robert Deason, ???Mark???
Altar Boyz is different from any other show I’ve done. It is a brilliant show to see live, and it definitely holds its own in the world of contemporary musical theater. At first glance, Altar Boyz is a high energy, screw ball musical that simply brings to the table an exciting night at the theatre. But as an actor, it actually gives you quite a challenge. Because it is a “show within a show” you are presented with certain tasks, like deciding when to act as though an action is planned or spontanious, or giving it truth and honesty because although the audience may laugh at them, they are dedicated to what they are doing. This allows you to take the skeleton of the character provided and make it youre own. It has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of.
-Paul Nawrocki, ???Matthew, Luke, Abe??? U/S
LtoR:?? Jason Aguirre, Mike Arthur, Robert Deason, Frank Paul and Paul Nawrocki performed at the St. Charles Sisters Weekend Pajama Party on April 24.