Altar Boyz: Shaun Taylor-Corbett to play Juan

Shaun Taylor-Corbett is to join the cast of the Altar Boyz on the 3 Jul 2006 playing the role of Juan.

The role of Juan is currently played by Ryan Duncan who originated the character, and who is leaving the show on the 2 Jul 2006, after his second bout as Juan which began on the 1 May 2006.

�I am so extremely psyched to be a part of the hit, phenomenon Altar Boyz! This is a fabulous show, and I am ready for this adventure,� Shaun explains about his Off-Broadway debut. He is one of five hosts on the TV series, 'Hi-5' on TLC and Discovery Kids.

Altar Boyz is currently booking to the 19 Nov 2006 at New World Stages / Stage 4, where it opened on the 1 Mar 2005, following previews from the 15 Feb.

Altar Boyz is a musical comedy about a struggling Christian boy-band riding the wave of America's latest fascination with religion. Armed with catchy melodies, freaky moves and product in their hair, the self-anointed apostles of pop (Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan . . . and Abraham (He's Jewish) bring their soul-saving tour to New York City, with their heavenly hits like �Girl, You Make Me Wanna Wait� and �Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone�.

Currently starring in the show are Dennis Moench (Abraham), Ryan Duncan (Juan), Jason Celaya (Matthew), Zach Hanna (Mark) and Andrew C. Call (Luke).

Conceived by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport, Altar Boyz has a score by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker with book by Kevin Del Aguila.

The musical is directed by Stafford Arima and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, with set designs by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and sound design by Peter Hylenski. Lynne Shankel is the music director and Co-Orchestrator.

The show received mostly Good to luke-warm notices from the popular press. Click Here to read Polly Wittenberg's review and what the other critcs said about the musical.

Altar Boyz received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Off-Broadway and earned Christopher Gattelli the 2005 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreographer.

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