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Forever Plaid

The Wick Theatre is busier than ever this summer with Murder Mystery Dinners, Pancetta Opera, Sunday Brunch and now a new summer musical, the Off-Broadway sensation, Forever Plaid.  Go back to an era when do-wop, big hairdos, huge automobiles with fins and tight-harmony boy bands were all the rage. This delightful jukebox musical comedy by Stuart Ross is an homage to the “guy groups” like The Four Aces and The Four Freshmen and celebrates the “clean-cut” mentality of the 1950’s. The plot centers on four ordinary guys whose dream of recording an album is ended in a tragic bus crash on the way to the recording studio.  The four are miraculously revived to perform the show that never was and cement their eternal friendship in the process while singing a host of popular songs of the era.The musical is graced with a large variety of 50’s popular songs that includes Sixteen Tons, Three Coins in the Fountain, Perfidia, Lady of Spain, Catch a Falling Star, Gotta Be This or That, Heart and Soul and the Plaids signature song, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, all performed with a live band led by Resident Musical Director, Michael Ursua.

Sarasota-based director Steven Flaa leads the four-man company that includes Alex Jorth (Frankie) and Ryan Lammer (Sparky) both fresh from their stellar performances in the Wick’s spring production of I Love a Piano and Joseph Strickland (Smudge) and Nick Endlsey (Jinx) – both veterans of previous Plaid productions with Flaa.  “Each of the Plaids have his own character and personality,” says Flaa. “I give them the basic structure, but they bring their own personal stamp to it.  That’s what makes the show. It isn’t just four guys singing songs, it’s about their characters and the wonderful life they had even without stardom.”

The show will run June 30th through July 24th, with performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $55; July 3 matinee offers a $100 option and includes a lavish gourmet picnic. There will be no July 15th show.  The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum is located at 7901 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton, Florida. It houses a professional, 330-seat theatre company hiring local and non-local Equity and non-Equity actors, the Broadway Collection Costume Museum, and the Wick Tavern – open for lunch or dinner. For more information you may contact them by phone at 561-955-2333, 561-955-2333 or online at