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What: Auditions for the musical comedy, ALTAR BOYZ
Book by Kevin Del Aguilia
Music/Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker
Conceived by Marc Kessler & Ken Davenport
Direction/Choreography: Carlos Encinias
Music Direction: Gary Adler

Where: The Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave, 2nd Floor Rehearsal Room.

When: Saturday, June 13, 2015; 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Callbacks Sunday, June 14, 2015. Time TBD

Rehearsals Start: Monday, September 7, 2015
Performances: September 24, 2015 – December 20, 2015 (possible extension to January 10, 2016)

About the Show: Meet Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham – aka the ALTAR BOYZ. They’re on a mission from above to put the “pop” back in piety, wooing legions of bingo hall and pancake breakfast fans throughout their “Raise the Praise” tour. Next stop? Pittsburgh! Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly boy band is adored by audiences and critics alike. With an extraordinary mix of side-splitting songs convincing enough to be played on MTV, uncontrollable laughs and lighthearted fun, it’s 90 minutes of pure delight that will have the whole family laughing and singing along. Featuring instant classics such as: "Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait" and "Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone," ALTAR BOYZ is destined to rock the masses of all denominations!

Seeking: All roles must have very strong singing ability (including tight harmony singing), strong hip-hop and pop dance ability and very strong comedic instincts. The Boyz may be quirky but they sound amazing - better than most real boybands and there is no tracking or "sweetening" in the show - 5 actors sing it all live on stage. The show takes place in real time during an Altar Boyz concert. The show is approximately 90 minutes and the longest any character is offstage is approximately 2 minutes. All 5 boyz sing every song in the show.

Please note: Although this is a musical comedy/parody of a Christian boy band, these characters are sincere and earnest with real intentions. Although we are looking for actors who have great comedic timing and sensibility, it needs to be grounded and based in reality.

Matthew: The leader of the group with looks and charisma to spare, a voice that could sell millions of albums and an ease with the audience that makes the girls and boys swoon. A pop tenor. Needs a Bb for the "I Believe - Finale". Sits pretty high for the whole show. Preferably able to beatbox. Ideally reads mid to late 20s.

Mark: The innocent "bowl of sunshine". He has always looked up to Matthew and is really, really glad that they are friends. Strong comedic instincts necessary. Pop tenor. He needs a high B for "Epiphany". He sits on the top of the 5 for the whole show. I think the published version has him on a Bb to an Ab for "be-ay" at the end of "Epiphany." But he needs a Bb for other stuff. Very high. Ideally reads early 20s.

Luke: The "bad boy". Street-wise, but rather dim in every other area. He gives everything he does 110% - even when he only has 60% of the know-how. He speaks in hip-hop lingo from about 6 years ago. Strong comedic instincts necessary. Rock high baritone. Needs a solid high A on top for "The Calling". He also sits on the bottom for most of the show, so he needs a strong baritone. Nothing crazy low though. Ideally reads mid to late 20s.

Juan: The "ethnic one". Juan was dropped on the steps of a church in Tijuana and raised by nuns who raised him as a Hispanic. In reality, he may or may not be although he does speak with a Spanish accent. Strong comedic instincts necessary. Is a solid tenor II. Needs a solid F for his song "La Vida". Sits 3rd down for most of the show. Generally should have a G on top.

Abe: The Jewish Altar Boy. Abe loves singing and dancing and, while he is perplexed and curious as to why God told him to join a Christian Boyband, he faithfully gives it his all while still fully retaining his faith. He loves these guys and is accepted by them 100%. Sits 3rd down for most of the show. Needs a high Ab for "The Calling". Strong tenor II. Also needs a strong falsetto/mix for the end of "Miracle Song". The vocals in "Miracle" are high Db's and Eb's-- but it's a mix, not full voice.

• Head shot and resume stapled together.
• Auditioners should prepare a short selection from a pop song (no musical theatre songs please). Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.
• Completed CLO Audition Application.

Audition Process:
All the information you need is available right here on our website. Just follow these simple instructions:
• Set up a time for your appointment using the audition request email. We will email your confirmation time back. If this link does not automatically generate an email in your browser, please click here for detailed instructions on submitting an audition request).

• Download and complete the Audition Application. You will need to bring this to your audition appointment.

*If you are having trouble downloading the application, please call us at 412-281-3973 ext 234 to have one mailed to you.

Please Note:
• Actors must be available beginning September 7, 2015 continuing through January 4, 2016.
• No housing, transportation or per diem available to out-of-area performers.


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