Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical
July 24 - August 4, 2018
Music and lyrics: Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker; Book: Kevin Del Aguila
After an astounding five year run off-Broadway, the smash-hit Altar Boyz tells the story of 5 small-town boys – Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham – trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time. Their pious pop act worked wonders on the Ohio bingo-hall-and-pancake-breakfast circuit but when fate brings them to New York, will the boyz take a bite out of the forbidden apple? With angelic voices, sinfully spectacular dancing and a touching story, Altar Boyz will rock the masses!
Age recommendation: Eight and up;
Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Jason Sparks (Director and Choreographer) – Broadway Associate/Assistant: Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler (Shubert Theatre), She Loves Me (Studio 54), After Midnight (Tony Award Best Choreography Warren Carlyle), Something to Dance About (New York City Ballet), Kiss Me Kate (Roundabout Theatre Company Special Event) . NYC/National Tours: Associate Choreographer 68th Annual Tony Awards starring Hugh Jackman and the 69th Annual Tony Awards starring Kristen Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, A Christmas Story (National Tour), Cotton Club Parade (City Center Encores!) , Mozart NYC Workshop. Associate Director/Choreographer After Midnight Norwegian Cruise Lines. Choreographer: Gypsy (The Cape Playhouse) Roundabout Theatre Company’s 51st Anniversary Gala (Waldorf Astoria), Propaganda! (NYMF Best Choreography Award), The Years Between (MTF), Grand Hotel (St. Clements Theatre), Beehive (Pennsylvania Centre Stage). Jason is a graduate of Penn State University. @JasonASparks. www.JasonASparks.net
Jordan Jones- Reese (Music Director) – Jordan is a NYC based music director and pianist, and is thrilled to be joining The Cape Playhouse this summer for the first time. Select Broadway/Off-Broadway: Miss Saigon, Waitress, Jerry Springer: The Opera, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. National tours: How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Matilda. Regional: Man of La Mancha (Barrington Stage), West Side Story (Paper Mill Playhouse), Guys and Dolls (Westchester Broadway Theatre), Titanic (Pennsylvania Centre Stage). Concert engagements include the 25th anniversary production of Crazy for You at Lincoln Center, as well as My Fair Lady: In Concert with the Milwaukee and North Carolina Symphonies. In 2016, he worked with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall to create the new summer show, New York Spectacular. MFA from Pennsylvania State University, BS from New York University.
Ryan Howell (Scenic Designer) – Off-Broadway: Pretty Hunger, Teenage Dick (The Public Theatre), Adoration of the Old Woman (INTAR), Polkadots (Atlantic Theater Company), All Over The Map, Thao’s Library (The Lion Theater) Propaganda! The Musical (NYMF); New York: The Wedding Singer, Spring Awakening (NYFA), Dialogue of the Carmelites, Life of the Party (NYU Steinhardt), Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Lee Strasberg Institute) ; Regional: Idomeneo (Wolf Trap Opera), Evita (Westport Country Playhouse), Loving vs. Virginia (Williamstown), The Marriage of Figaro (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra), Dreamgirls, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Rock of Ages, Hand to God (Playhouse on the Square), Nice Work if You Can Get It, Rock of Ages, Merrily We Roll Along, (Summer Repertory Theatre); Film/TV (Asst. Art Director): Netflix/ Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt- Season 2, Showtime / The Affair – Season 2, FX / The Americans – Season 4 , NBC / Blindspot(Season 3). www.ryanmhowell.com / Instagram: @ryanmhowell
Ryan Park (Costume Designer) – Broadway: Associate Designer on over 20 Broadway productions including Warpaint, The King and I (Lincoln Center Theatre) Fiddler on the Roof, Gigi, The Bridges of Madison Count. Recently: .Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Drury Lane Theater), Select NYC Productions: Simon Dawes Becomes a Planet (Time Shared Productions) Twelfth Night, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Sonnet Rep) Night Time Traffic, Fingers and Toe (NYMF) Film: Are You Joking? (The Battery Co.) Sign (Iris Prize) 2016 NBC Upfronts, 2017 Robin Hood Foundation Gala. Touring: A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! (Gershwin Entertainment)
Jaron Kent Hermansen (Lighting Designer) – Regional: Art, RED, The Foreigner, Murder for Two (The Cape Playhouse, MA). The Music Man, Wizard of Oz, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof (Sundance Eccles Theater, UT). Eleemosynary (The Brooks, CA). The King’s Men, Private Ear, Hedda Gabler, The Weird Play (Rose Wagner, UT). Bride of Frankenstein, Sonder, A Streetcar Named Desire (Found Spaces, UT) What the Moon Saw (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland). Jaron sits on the Board of Directors for the United States Institute of Theater Technology Intermountain Desert Region & is a lecturer at Utah Valley University. Jaron is a nominee of the USITT Young Professionals Rising Star award.