There was a time when boy bands didn’t make you cringe.
In an age where social media wasn’t the norm, “wholesome” was the flavor of the day. There was no Justin Bieber, no Backstreet Boys, no New Kids on the Block.
“Forever Plaid” takes you back to the 1950s, where clean-cut, close harmony groups such as The Four Freshmen and The Four Aces crooned their harmonious love songs to the top of the charts. “Forever Plaid” is a musical revue of such an era and will make you laugh while you are warmed with music sure to evoke fond memories. The show runs Aug. 14-24 at the Wagon Wheel Theatre in Warsaw.
While the music is reason enough to see the show, the combination of musical revue and the story line is the reason the show has been such a national success. “Forever Plaid” is a story of second chances.
Sparky, Jinx, Smudge and Frankie met in high school and dreamed of recording their first album. On the way to pick up their plaid tuxedos, they were killed by a school bus full of Catholic teenagers who were on their way to see the Beauties on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” The boys have now been allowed to return to life to perform and record the album they dreamed of making.
Wagon Wheel Theatre is renowned as one of the top professional regional theatre venues in the entire country staging Broadway quality shows in a unique and intimate theater-in-the-round atmosphere.
Forever Plaid runs Aug. 14-24 only at the Wagon Wheel Theatre. Tickets for tickets range from $16 to $34. Discounts are available for college students and on designated performances for seniors.
For more information, visit wagonwheeltheatre.org or call 574-267-8041.