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This rainbow, designed by local artist Maureen Pesta, decorated the Royal-off-the-Square Theatre  in the '70s and '80s.

 

 

 
Plaid Tidings   Performances:      Aug 3, 4, 10, 11, 2012
by:     Stuart Ross   Directed By:    Joel McGill and Dick Parman

 

  Produced By:    Sarah McGill

 

The Plaids were a 1960s-style young male vocal quartet, tragically killed in a collision with a busload of Catholic girls as they were driving to their first big concert.  In the original production, "Forever Plaid", the boys find themselves on stage – returned from heaven to give one big concert.

In “Plaid Tidings” the Plaids once again return to earth (with some urging from a voice-over by Rosemary Clooney) to bring some good cheer to Earth during the Christmas season. Familiar antics of the four guys, such as the Ed Sullivan and the Carmen Miranda sketches take on a holiday theme.

The production includes a number of familiar songs sung by the quartet in their brief return to earth.

 

 

 

 

Character:

Played By:

Frankie Blake Hackman
Jinx Doug McClure
Smudge Alan Killey
Sparky Keith Stam
   
Piano and keyboard Missy Kelley
Piano and keyboard Staci Cross
Bass Mark Echard
   
Costume Designer Julie Bradley
   
Lighting Vickey Oliphant and Kathy Passereni