80 Years of Summer Theater

Little Theatre of the Rockies Opens with 'Altar Boyz'

The cast of the Little Theatre of the Rockies’ production of Altar Boyz includes (left to right): Nick King as Mark, Christian Robinson as Abraham, Josh Kwasniewski as Matthew, Connor Sheehan as Luke and Tristan Turner as Juan.

The University of Northern Colorado's Little Theatre of the Rockies, the oldest continually operating professional theater company in Colorado and one of the oldest in the nation, opens its 80th season June 12 with the musical comedy, Altar Boyz.

Directed and choreographed by UNC faculty member Matthew Herrick, the play includes signature hits like "Rhythm in Me," "The Calling" and "I Believe" while telling the story of a Christian boy band on their last night on tour.

Altar Boyz plays June 12-14 and July 9, 17-18 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.; and June 15 and July 27 at 2 p.m. in Norton Theatre in Gray Hall. It's rated PG.

The rest of the series' performances include:

  • The Marvelous Wonderettes - June 19-21 at 7:30 p.m.; June 22 at 2 p.m. at Langworthy Theatre, Frasier Hall
  • Sylvia - June 26-28 and July 12, 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.; June 29 and July 13 at 2 p.m. at Norton Theatre
  • God of Carnage - July 3-5, 10, 11, 16 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.; July 6 and 20 at 2 p.m. at Norton Theatre
  • Swing! - July 31, Aug. 1-2 at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. at Langworthy Theatre

For performance synopses, casts and ticket information, visit the Little Theatre of the Rockies website.