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Altar Boyz

Musical comedy 'Altar Boyz' coming to Southeastern's Columbia Theatre Nov. 14

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


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     HAMMOND – Musical comedy is the order of the day as Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the hit musical “Altar Boyz” on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
     Winner of the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and winner of the 2006 and 2007 Audience Favorite Award, Altar Boyz is a musical-comedy spoof about a fictitious Christian boy band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour. 
     The Boyz, five ultra-talented heartthrobs from Ohio, are lead singer Matthew, backed by Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. As they perform their signature hits – featuring lyrics such as, “Girl, you make me wanna wait” and “Jesus called me on my cell phone” – soul-wrenching secrets come tumbling out with hilarious results. The Boyz begin to question their faith in each other, and learn if fate is really holding them together or if it’s just their extra-firm hair gel. 
     “The show is filled with sweet harmonies, sinfully spectacular dancing and an unnerving sense of fashion,” said Donna Gay Anderson, Columbia Theatre director. “Altar Boyz is pure fun, a musical for the entire family.”  
     Tickets for “Altar Boyz” are $41, Loge; $37, Orchestra; and $33, Balcony and are available at the Columbia box office, 220 East Thomas Street, 985-543-4371, or on line at 
     Box office hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and one hour before performance times. Southeastern students may purchase half-priced tickets, while supplies last, at the box office with university I.D.
     For information about upcoming Columbia Theatre events, visit or call (985) 543-4366.

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