Altar Boyz is the hilarious account of a struggling Christian boy-band (with one nice Jewish boy) looking for their big break in the Big Apple. The show tells the story of five small-town boys – Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham – trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time. Their pious but irreverent pop act, worked wonders on the Ohio bingo-hall-and-pancake breakfast circuit. But when fate brings them to New York, will the boyz take a bite out of the forbidden apple? Full of sharp parody, spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this musical is 90 minutes of pure delight that’s suitable for all ages.

If you live in Honolulu, this show will be playing at the Diamond Head Theater until June 5. I am going to go on Thursday May 26. I think it will be a lot of fun.

I loved Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This is a Christian version of that. No drugs or crime.

Tickets are very reasonable. $22, $32 and $42. Plus a $5 discount if you are over 62, or a student.

That is something to be said for Hawaii. We have pretty good theater here and the ticket prices are not bad compared to the mainland. It is not uncommon in Los Angeles or San Francisco for tickets to shows like this to be $150-$300 a ticket.

OK. So tonight I actually went to see Alter Boyz. It was terrific. The theater was sold out and the audience was very responsive through the whole performance.

The show was 90 minutes with no intermission. There were five Altar Boys, who sang and danced constantly for the entire time. Each boy was a star in his own right.

There was Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. Very fast paced, light and funny. The dancing was outstanding.

All the boys were gifted, but my favorite was Mark. He either was, or just played a gay altar boy. He was fantastic. His dancing and his voice were spectacular. He looks like Justin Bieber but he moves like Ricky Martin. As I said, if he is not really gay, you would never know it.

At many points the audience clapped along. All in all an evening well spent.

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