October 09, 2008


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will present the musical, "Altar Boyz," on Friday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. at Bucknell University. Tickets are $25.

"Altar Boyz is a musical-comedy spoof about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national 'Raise the Praise' tour," said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center.

"It's the story of five young guys who have become friends and, like other young adults, are each struggling to find his place in the world.

"With great singing and arrangements and spectacular staging and dancing, this winner of the 2005 Outer Circle Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical is 90 minutes of pure fun," he said.

"Because the Weis Center is a concert hall and not a theater, it is always something of a search to find a New York musical that will actually fit into the venue," Boswell added.

"I am particularly pleased that this show, which is still running just Off-Broadway, will play in our space."

For more information about the musical or to hear song samples, visit www.altarboyz.com.

Tickets info
Tickets for this Weis Center series performance are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the Bucknell University Bookstore on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available by calling 570-577-1000 or visiting www.bucknell.edu/Boxoffice. The box office in the Weis Center lobby opens one hour prior to performances.

The next event in the Weis Center Series is a performance of "string theory" with the Turtle Island Quartet and the Assad Brothers guitar duo on Oct. 25 as part of the University's Homecoming Weekend. For more information about events in the Weis Center Series, visit www.bucknell.edu/x12457.xml

The 2008-09 season of Weis Center Events is generously supported by grants from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.

Contact: Division of Communications

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