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Forever Plaid

September 12, 2014 8:00PM  to  October 12, 2014 3:00PM

Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 3pm Sundays
Mackey Main Stage
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  • Written and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Stuart Ross
  • Music by Various Artists
  • Musical Continuity Supervision and Arrangements by James Raitt
  • Directed and Choreographed by Martín Céspedes
  • Musical Direction by Bryan Bird
  • Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
  • Run time: 90 minutes, no intermission
  • Meet the Plaids - a video by director Martín Céspedes!

This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers who are killed in a car crash in the 1950's on the way to their first big concert. They have been miraculously revived from the afterlife for a chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was. This original “boy band” sings in the closest of harmony, squabbles over the smallest intonations, and executes charmingly outlandish choreography while audiences hum along to some of the most beloved classic hits such as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Rags to Riches,” “Love is a Many Splendored Thing,” and more!

“Altman, Noble, O’Neill and Thompson nail it, as they do with every other facet of this fine, fun, light-weight entertainment.”
Bob Abelman, Cleveland Jewish News

“This Beck Center production dishes out a delicious mix of classic tunes, satire, high jinks, giggles, smirks, and just plain fun.”
Laura Kennelly, Cool Cleveland

"Forever Plaid is a treat for all ages, as people from the Perry Como crowd to the Glee groupies will find these four lads to be a harmonic delight."
Kate Miller, Cleveland Performing Arts Examiner

"A most pleasurable theatrical experience in Beck's Forever Plaid. It's a relaxing, fun filled, you'll enjoy it experience."
Roy Berko, BroadwayWorld Cleveland

“The show is a little bit of play, a little bit of concert, a little bit of variety show, and a whole lot of FUN!”
Vivian Luther,

"A crisp and nicely-paced production that keeps its foot on the pedal of musical memories."
Christine Howey, SCENE

Who's Who in the Company - Forever Plaid


Forever Plaid photo by M CespedesSmudge - Brian Altman
Sparky - Josh Rhett Noble*
Frankie - Shane Patrick O'Neill
Jinx - Matthew Ryan Thompson

*Actor appears courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association (AEA), the union of actors and stage managers.
Programming at Beck Center is made possible by the Ohio Arts Council and through the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and  Culture

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