‘Forever Plaid’ showtimes are 8 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. every Sunday through June 28 at the Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St. in Cumming. Tickets are $25 except for Thursdays, when they’re $15.
For more information, contact (770) 781-9178 or www.playhousecumming.com.
“Forever Plaid” features a 1950s foursome dubbed the Plaids. Despite dying in a car crash on the way to their first gig, the group’s members return from the afterlife to get a shot at stardom.
PlayRight Productions, the company that brought “Smoke on the Mountain” to the Cumming Playhouse, is producing “Forever Plaid” for the first time.
“We wanted to do something a little different with a little different flavor than ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ and ‘Cotton Patch Gospel,’” said Barry Piacente, PlayRight co-owner. “They both have kind of a folksy feel to them ... and we wanted to depart from that a little bit.”
“Forever Plaid” features music from the 1950s and early 1960s. Piacente said the musical comedy may not be as well known as some of the group’s other productions, but it won’t take long to become a playhouse hit.
“We thought it would fit well with the Cumming Playhouse and the clientele because it’s very family friendly and it sticks to kind of what we’re about, which is musical theater,” he said. “You can be sure when you bring people to it, it’s going to be something you wouldn’t mind your grandma seeing.”
Cumming Playhouse Director Linda Heard said the show offers everything “we’ve found that our audiences like.”
“It’s going to be a very good show. It’s very entertaining, very fast paced and there’s lots of music,” she said. “It should be quite a hit.”
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