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 in 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, wrapped in a pitch-perfect theatrical confection!
Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and
Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and
entertaining and got together, dreaming of becoming like 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 they were
slammed broadside by a school bus. The members of “Forever Plaid” were killed instantly. It is at the
moment when their careers and lives end, that the story of FOREVER PLAIDbegins....
Singing in the closest of 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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The Most Happy Fella marked the first time that Frank Loesser served as his own librettist.