Promo Video: FOREVER PLAID, Fredericksburg Theater Company to August 28, 2022
(rehearsal video from Fredericksburg Theater Company)
Forever Plaid is an Off-Broadway musical revue written by Stuart Ross and first performed in New York in 1989. The musical has gained tremendous popularity and is now performed internationally by professional and community theaters. The show is a tribute to the close-harmony "guy groups" (e.g., The Four Aces, The Four Freshmen, The Lettermen) that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s.
Personifying 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. Twenty-nine songs are featured in the musical, including "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Undecided," "Gotta Be This or That," "Moments to Remember," "Crazy 'Bout Ya, Baby," "No, Not Much," "Sixteen Tons," "Chain Gang," "Perfidia," "Cry," "Heart and Soul," "Lady of Spain," "Shangri-La," "Rags to Riches," and "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.”
Cast in the production are Josh Jensen as Sparky, Seth Smith as Smudge, Elliott Dooley as Francis, and Daniel Melton as Jynx.
FTC Executive Director Steve Reily directs the production, with FTC Technical Director Daniel Melton executing the scenic design. FTC staff member Heidi Melton is the production's choreographer.
San Antonio musician Hunter Garrett directs the music, Amy Taylor stage manages the production, and FTC Costume Manager Chasity Trajcheski designed costumes.
About the Fredericksburg Theater Company: The mission of the Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is “to provide superior theatrical programs for regional participation which entertain, educate, enrich and inspire.” Formed in 1997 by Jeryl Hoover, the theater has grown to an audience of over 13,000 annually. All performances are held at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. FTC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It has received statewide recognition from Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Nonprofit Theatres, as well as grants from various arts endowment organizations. FTC has been recognized by BroadwayWorld.com as “The Best Theatre of the Decade (2010-2020) in the San Antonio Region.”
August 19 - August 28, 2022
1668 U.S. 87
Fredericksburg, TX, 78624
August 19 - 28, 2022
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Preview Thursday, August 18 at 7:30 pm
Tickets for Forever Plaid go on sale to donors Monday, August 1st at 9:00 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, August 2nd, at 9:00 a.m
Admission is $29 for adults, $12 for children 17 and under.
Box office hours beginning August 24th are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.fredericksburgtheater.org or by calling the box office at 888-669-7114.
For more info or directions, visit www.fredericksburgtheater.org.