Licensing Company: Concord Theatricals
A foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham.
This orchestration is based on the Original Off-Broadway production at Stage 4 of Dodger Stages (now New World Stages) in 2005.
There are 2 key players in this orchestration with the Conductor playing the Keyboard 1 book. Both books have extensive programming and require players that have experience with lots of programming. Because this show has such a small band, both parts and the programming are essential to the production and the sound of the show.
The Keyboard 1/Conductor Book will require an advanced player who can juggle conducting, playing the book, and navigating all the programming. Most of the sounds in this book are Electric Pianos, acoustic pianos, and synthesizer patches such as analog horns, bells, EDM elements, strings, and bass.
The Keyboard 2 book is not as technically difficult as the PC book but it is rhythmically heavy with lots of programming and will require a strong and confident player. Some of the sounds in this book include B3 Organ, Strings, Guitar, Woodwinds, Brass, Analog Brass, Keyboard Synths, Pads, Bells, Bass, and even the “Percolator”
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Book by: Kevin Del Aguila
Music and Lyrics by: Gary Adler & Michael Patrick Walker
Conceived by: Marc Kessler & Ken Davenport
Orchestrations by: Doug Katsaros & Lynne Shankel
Vocal Arrangements by: Gary Adler & Michael Patrick Walker
Dance Arrangements by: Lynne Shankel
Music Director: Lynne Shankel
Conductor/Keyboard: Jason Loffredo
Keyboard: Karl Mansfield
Guitar: Michael Aarons
Drums: Clayton Craddock
With their tight harmonies and spectacular choreography, the Altar Boyz delight their audience. Performing a full set, including their signature hits “Rhythm In Me,” “The Calling” and “I Believe,” the Boyz question their loyalty to each other and ask whether or not faith is really holding them together. In the end, they deliver a message of unity: “there is no star as bright as its constellation, no harmony in a single voice.”