Forever Plaid


Forever Plaid


Written and Originally Directed and Choreographed by  Stuart Ross
Music by  Various
Lyrics by  Various
Musical Continuity Supervision and Arrangements by  James Raitt


1 Act, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG
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 Plaid begins....

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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Kurt Weill’s ("Berlin to Broadway") greatest theatrical success came after his death with The Threepenny Opera when it opened off-Broadway in 1954. Starring his widow, Lotte Lenya, it went on to run over 2,600 performances.

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