PSST! Presents "Forever Plaid" June 16th-July 15th

Staff Report From Valdosta CEO

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Peach State Summer Theatre will take an engagingly youthful, harmonic trip through the 1950s when it kicks off a 10-performance run of “Forever Plaid” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16, at Valdosta State University’s Sawyer Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.
Known as one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory, “Forever Plaid” is a rather amusing Off-Broadway musical revue written by Stuart Ross. It was first performed in New York in 1989 and is now performed around the globe — entertaining audiences of all ages with its boyish charm, brotherly bickering, quirky choreography, and classic barbershop quartet harmonies.
“Once upon a time, there were four guys — Sparky, Smudge, Jinx, and Frankie — who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols — The Four Freshman, The Hi-Los, and The Crew Cuts,” according to a synopsis provided by Music Theatre International. “Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge's family's plumbing supply company, they became Forever Plaid. On the way to their first big gig, the Plaids are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of ‘Forever Plaid’ begins....”
Directed by VSU’s H. Duke Guthrie, Peach State Summer Theatre’s production of “Forever Plaid” is rated G.
Individual admission is $32 for adults, $26 for students and senior citizens, and $24 for Peach State Summer Theatre fans in groups of 10 or more, including taxes and fees.