Altar Boyz (The Arts Club) [win tickets!]

I am definitely not a saint, and I am way more trouble than I would like to admit. But it’s always nice to see that there are other folks who can be equally trouble as me and be fun. The lovely musical Altar Boyz (The Arts Club) is coming back to the stage and I have very fond memories of the very first time I attended it (and I met my friend Jeremy Crittenden there precisely as he was one of the leads in the musical show). Altar Boyz reminded me why I love theatre so much.

altar boyz - photo David Cooper

IN BRIEF: Arts Club Theatre Company’s Altar Boyz at the Revue Stage (1601 Johnston Street) from July 5 to September 1, 2012 (OPENING NIGHT: July 11). Monday at 8 pm, Tuesday at 7:30 pm, Wednesday–Saturday at 8 pm, and Wednesday & Saturday at 2 pm. Tickets are $29 and $49, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit The Arts Club website.

The sinfully funny musical. Yo, Vancouver, the Altar Boyz are back in town and they’re better than ever! Intent on saving souls and raising spirits with their ability to “drop the funk” in freaky five-part harmony, Altar Boyz is a delicious send-up of boy bands, full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and infectious energy. With lyrics like “Girl, you make me wanna wait” and “Jesus called me on my cell phone,” this irreverent musical comedy will wash your soul clean with laughter.

These pop heartthrobs first hit Vancouver in the summer of 2009 at the Arts Club’s Granville Island Stage, following an Arts Club tour. In total, over 34,000 audience members saw them “raise the praise” across the province.

Altar Boyz ran Off-Broadway from 2005 to 2010, gaining rapturous critical and audience acclaim while becoming the 9th longest-running Off-Broadway musical of all time. It won the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, as well as both the 2006 and 2007 Audience Favorite Award. Kevin Del Aguila’s book was also nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book in 2005.

Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker. Conceived by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport. Starring Jak Barradell, Jeremy Crittenden, Michael Culp, Brandon Eddy, Geoff Stevens. Director Bill Millerd. Choreographer Sara-Jeanne Hosie. Musical Supervisor Sasha Niechoda. Musical Director Jim Hodgkinson. Musicians Buff Allen, Doug Balfour, Jim Hodgkinson, David Sinclair. Set Designer Ted Roberts. Costume Designer Sheila White. Lighting Designer Marsha Sibthorpe. Sound Designer Andy Horka. Stage Manager Louis-Marie Bournival. Assistant Stage Manager April Starr Land

I have a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader of mine for opening night, July 11th, 2012. All you need to tell me is an anecdote of how you have been mischievous in the past. It can be in your childhood or recently. Of course, I mean mischievous, not pure evil! For example, I once put a nail in my teacher’s seat. So totally evil. That’s not mischievous, that’s being plain mean! Basically, you can tell me just why you’re trouble. I am, in fact, totally trouble. Just ask anybody who goes out for drinks with me!

I will draw a winner on July 6th at 2pm.. You can earn an additional entry by posting the following on Twitter:

Shared a mischievousness anecdote with @hummingbird604 to enter to win tickets to @TheArtsClub Altar Boyz

Good luck everyone!

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Comments (19)

CeciliaJune 20th, 2012 at 8:04 am

Oh, I am heaps of trouble too, Raul! Once, I surprised a past boyfriend by flying out to Montreal for the weekend. I showed up at his hotel at 6am in the morning and we spent a day and a half at the jazz festival and around the old town, before I had to get on the afternoon flight to make it back in time for work next day!

Do I get an extra entry if I mention this falls on my birthday? ;) Just kidding…

ShirleyJune 20th, 2012 at 8:35 am

I did competitive swimming. When we were training, we would pull the leg of the person in front of us in order to pass him/her. And we would turn around before reaching the wall when the coaches were not looking.

ShirleyJune 20th, 2012 at 8:35 am


Lois PattersonJune 20th, 2012 at 11:38 am

I changed into a sundress at school at the start of summer a long time ago, and because it had strappy shoulders (calf-length, though), I was required to put a shirt over it.

VinceJune 20th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I told my then girl-frined that the black squirrels in Stanley Park were known for attacking unwary tourists….

TeresaJune 20th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I am not all that mischievous. I do love laughing and having fun with friends though.

KimberlyJune 21st, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Hmmm…climbing inside my locker with the door open and having my prof walk by, wondering what I was doing. Or singing show tunes under umbrellas inside!

DeidreJune 21st, 2012 at 3:21 pm

When I was 11 I baked peices of soap into cookies and gave them to the boys on the bus

Sunshine GJune 22nd, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I attempted to water the flowers to make them grow. The floral pattern on the carpet, specifically. With a hose, which was being used to fill my parents’ waterbed. Hey, I was three and trying to be helpful!

Sherry FJune 23rd, 2012 at 9:07 am

When I was young and silly & was being pestered for my phone number by guys I would sometimes give them the number for Dial a Prayer……does that count?

WallyJune 25th, 2012 at 8:56 am

We stole an egg while our mother wasn’t looking. But while we were cooking it, she came back home, and we had to hide it under the blanket.

Nicole PJune 25th, 2012 at 9:15 am

I used to spy on my grandparents to find out what I was getting for christmas and then find the wrapped presents, un-wrap them to make sure they got the right thing and then re-wrap them!

Amanda AJune 26th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I’m a biologist so my parents are always asking me questions about anything ranging from health to animals to gardening.

When they took a vacation in Australia they were asking me about camping/hiking and what to be wary of, as there are many poisonous critters down under. I told them what they needed to be aware of but told them to be especially cautious of the ‘dropbears’ that can attack from the treetops and make sure to ask locals if there are any in the area and how to avoid them. They did and the first few people they talked to about it played along warning them of these vicious little critters so it wasn’t until midway through their trip they were informed of the joke.

MagJune 29th, 2012 at 10:07 am

We were pretty good girls but we would steal candies once in a while.

JuliaJune 29th, 2012 at 11:55 am

The annual Hunt and find those xmas presents- trying to rewrap them was hard but not as hard as keeping quiet about what we found!

Jason BosherJune 30th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Once while working on a live theatre show, I ran a snippet of heavy metal music from my Walkmans (yes the cassette player) through the techies headsets and then jumped on headset and blamed the sound guy who got “bonked” by the lighting tech with a foam bat as he was always screwing up.
We all had a good laugh.

Eileen OJuly 3rd, 2012 at 10:02 pm

My friend & I would volunteer to set up the music room once a week (it was held in a separate classroom)…we did it super fast & spent the rest of the time running/rolling around/basically goofing around in the room before the rest of the class showed up.

JennineJuly 4th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I adore the Altar Boyz, I know some songs by heart and I’ve never even seen it live yet.

As for my mischievous moments, I must admit I take a bit of a pleasure in hiding myself behind doors or walls and spooking my sister or parents when they think they’re alone in the house. I’ve been doing it since I was 8, and 12 years later, I still do it sometimes, especially in our much bigger house today.

RaulJuly 5th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

UPDATE: And the winner is Jason Bosher, via Twitter (@write1foru). Congratulations! Email me at raul(@)hummingbird604(.)com

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