One Act, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated G
Original Off-Broadway Version (1990)
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy 1950's nostalgia trip. Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies!
Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered they shared a love for music, and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company they became “Forever Plaid”. On the way to their first big gig, the "Plaids" tare slammed broadside by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end, that the story of Forever Plaidbegins....
Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations, and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision, the "Plaids" are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they're not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950's.
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Kelsey Grammer, who plays Scrooge in the Menken/Ahrens "A Christmas Carol" on NBC in 2004, was in a workshop production of the musical "Sunday in the Park with George" when he read for the guest role of Crane in "Cheers."