Forever plaid


The Community Players round out their 97th season with the “heavenly” musical, Forever Plaid. A quartet of four school pals discover their mutual love of music, especially the close harmony of their idols: The Four Freshmen, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts, and soon start rehearsing their music together. Naming themselves “Forever Plaid,” they are on their way to their first gig when they are broadsided by a school bus and killed (don’t worry, it’s a comedy!). The play begins with the wondrous Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory. Take a trip back to the 1950s and rediscover the fun and music of the “guy groups” of that time, with musical favorites like Three Coins in a Fountain, Sixteen Tons, Catch a Falling Star and more. The production features Dan Thompson of Warwick and Joe Catanzaro of Johnston. Forever Plaid will be presented April 13-15 and 20-22 at Jenks Auditorium, 350 Division Street, Pawtucket (across from McCoy Stadium). Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Audience members attending opening night April 13 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win tickets to Theatre by the Sea’s Ain’t Misbehavin’ as well as dinner at the theatre’s Bistro by the Sea. Tickets for Forever Plaid are $23 for adults and $18 for students. Order e-tickets online and print them at home at or reserve at 726-6860. Pictured aobve (from left) are Nick Mercurio (Rumford), Joe Catanzaro (Johnston), Dan Thompson (Warwick) and Matt Fagan (Rumford).


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