directed by Robyn Fehlman
November 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, & 16 at 7:30PM
November 9 (2:00PM Matinee Only)
This quartet of high-school chums, and their earnest dreams of recording an album, ended (symbolically, and even literally) in death, when their cherry red ’54 Mercury collided with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles’ American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The play begins with the wondrous and wondering Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory. With a warm and clever book by Stuart Ross, Forever Plaid is a delightful, mischievous, and unashamedly heartwarming homage to the sweet and innocent sounds of the ‘50s and the ‘60s, and features harmonically spectacular orchestrations of popular hits such as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “16 Tons,” and “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing”.
Thursday, September 5 (7:00-9:00PM) and Saturday, September 7 (9:00AM-Noon) at Howells Opera House, 160 North Blaine Avenue in Oakley. There are four adult men characters. Those twenty to forty are invited to audition. You will be expected to sing a short prepared musical number and read from a provided script.