This winter, bow Theatre in Braintree will present Forever Plaid, directed and choreographed by David Costa and music directed by Dan Moore.
Plaid is that the new black at bow Theatre with their upcoming production of Stuart Ross’ internationally acclaimed musical, Forever Plaid. “I literally just bought my first ever plaid shirt,” Director/Choreographer David Costa shared. “There’s an entire lot of plaid happening around here.”
Forever Plaid is far quite a “whole lot of plaid” however. This musical revue was first performed Off-Broadway in 1989 and since then has become a world sensation. In fact, Forever Plaid has spawned musical sequels, also as a movie .
Forever Plaid tells the story of a 1950s close-harmony, clean-cut “guy group” who never get an opportunity to form an album or perform their first big concert on stage as they’re killed during a car crash. This high-school quartet gets a second chance and returns from the afterlife for one final chance to perform. “We would all love a second chance at pursuing our dreams.” Costa said. “The Plaids get that chance and have an entire lot of fun along the way.”
Audiences will have an entire lot of fun too taking note of classic hits including, “Three Coins within the Fountain,” “Lady of Spain,” “Cry,” “Sixteen Tons” and “Chain Gang.”
“After our success with Nunsense last season, we wanted to try to to an identical show,” Producer Toni Ruscio said. “Forever Plaid was the right choice.”
Performances will happen February 28 and 29 and March 6 and seven at 8 p.m., and March 1 and eight at 2:00 p.m. Tickets cost $25 and may be purchased at www.curtaincallbraintree.org or by calling 1-866-811-4111. bow Theatre is found at 182 Commercial Street in Braintree, Ma.