Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Altar Boyz

Last night, I went to a musical at the Paramount Theatre. The play is called Altar Boyz. If you want to laugh and have a great time, go see it. But you’d better hurry – it’s only there for a week.

I had great seats – center, fourth row. Being that close, you can see the actors sweat. And sweat they did. The five characters, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham, never stopped dancing and singing the whole show. I couldn’t have done it; I would have been crumpled in a heap off stage.

But they weren’t. Within minutes after the show ended, they were dried off and upstairs at a meet-and-greet champagne reception. Laughing, smiling, taking pictures, talking. Ahh, the resilience of youth. And young they were. When they were onstage, you could tell they were all young, but up close, they were YOUNG. Not sure how young since I managed to get to my seat without a program, but I’d guess early twenties.

Also at the reception was one of the stars of the TV show, Friday Night Lights. I don’t watch the show, but others told me he’s the one who suffered a spinal cord injury on the show. Also young.

Perhaps I’m just old so everyone else looks young. But not so old I didn’t notice what a great play it was. As I watched, I realized I was wishing I’d written it.


  1. Altar Boyz is an amazing show and the cast is great too :)


  2. I'm glad you liked the show. It's a good one. The guy who was from "Friday night lights" was Scott Porter, the orginal Matthew from the off-broadway cast.

  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed the show. I myself have traveled to New York to see it 13 times. I'm looking forward to seeing the tour and how lucky you were to see Scott Porter the original Matthew. He's great!
    Bob Krakehl

  4. I wish I could've been there! I saw the tour a couple months ago, but they didn't have a meet-n-greet here. Glad you enjoyed the show! The boyz are incredible!

  5. yes, the actor from friday night lights was scott porter. he is friends with Matthew Buckner (who plays matthew in the show). Scott was the original Matthew in the orignal NYC cast of the show.

    glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Hi. I am so glad that you enjoyed the show. I was there too because I'm an Altarholic (ALtar Boyz Fan Club) The Tour Boyz were awesome and they're all so sweet.

    There were 2 cast members from Friday Night Lights there. The blonde girl with him (She got pulled up on stage) is also in the FNL. I felt bad that everyone thought that she was just Scott's date. All the boyz are in their twenties.

    I hope you come see the show again and bring friends!


  7. Scott Porter, the guy from Friday Night Lights, used to play Matthew in Altar Boyz in New York. It's such a fun show!

  8. See it people! the show is great!

  9. I'm so glad you had a good time. I'm seeing the show tonight!

    - Bobbie

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