Anyone who doesn’t remember the 50’s is missing a fantastic time of innocence and discovery, charm and simple rebellion. Any child of the 60’s still sings the fifties music in the shower. Profound apologies forever for that rendition of “Chances Are” to Johnny Mathis.
The clothes were awful; yet dressing retro now is more fun with a poodle skirt and a pony tail. Michael James as costumer will see to that for “Forever Plaid” opening the Pollard Theatre 26th Season.
“Forever Plaid’ revisits those days with the music of a young fictional boy band that is reminiscent of every one we remember. Spanky, Jinx, Smudge and Frankie showcase the music of Perry Como, Eddie Fisher, The Four Lads and The Ames Brothers with lots of great tunes such as “Catch a Falling Star”
and “Sixteen Tons” to name just a few.
Jake DeTommaso, Clayton Blair, Jared Blount and Doug Rankin are the featured players in “Forever Plaid” and Todd Malicoate as Musical Director and Accompanist ensures that these four young men will recreate that 50’s loving feeling.
According to Director and Choreographer, Timothy Stewart, ‘This show is such a great blend of charm and silliness, nostalgia and family; it’s exactly the kind of show I love to do and, in addition to being really fun and funny, it evokes such warm feelings. It’s the perfect escape.’ And with Stewart at the helm after his great success in “Beehive” and also “Legally Blonde”, not to mention “Smokey Joe’s Café”, Stewart will have another hit.
Tickets for “Forever Plaid” are only $25.00. Senior, military and student discounts as well as rush tickets are available. Performances are August 245h – September 15, 2012, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm., Thursdays (September 6th and 13th) at 8 pm., and Sundays (September 2nd and 9th) at 2 pm. Tickets are available online at www.thepollard.org. by phone at 405-282-2800 or at the Pollard Theatre box office at 120 W Harrison Ave. Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044. It’s time for a little fun!