Forever Plaid is an Off-Broadway musical revue written by Stuart Ross, and first performed in New York in and now performed internationally. The show is a revue of the close-harmony "guy groups" e. The Four Aces , The Four Freshmen that reached the height of their popularity during the s and personify the clean-cut genre are the Plaids. This quartet of high-school chums' dreams of recording an album ended in death in a collision with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles ' American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The revue begins with the Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory. Stuart Ross explained the production history of the revue, stating that it was initially produced at the West Bank Cafe in Musical arrangements, vocal arrangements and musical direction were by James Raitt ;   the show was written, directed, and choreographed by Stuart Ross. The play was produced as a motion picture released on July 9, starring Chandler and Engel from the original cast, with Larry Raben and Daniel Reichard taking over for Sparky and Francis Frankie , respectively.
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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! 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" are broadsided 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 overzealous 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 s. Estimate the approximate cost of your licensing fees by providing a few details about your production.
Courtesy of Farmers Alley Theatre. Courtesy photo. Bryan Banville - 'Sparky'. He currently resides in San Diego, California. It's a classic and it's from one of my all time favorite movies — "Clue. Todd Tuchek -- 'Frankie'. Tuchek is am alum of Western Michigan University, where he earned his degree in musical theater under the diretion of Jay Berkow. He is making his Farmers Alley debut with "Forever Plaid. You can't listen to this song and not tap your foot. Ian Subsara - 'Jinx'.