'Forever Plaid' opens July 8

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:46

Sugar Loaf — “Forever Plaid” will be the first show of the summer season in the Lycian Centre’s Wharf Theatre by the Lake with three weekend shows opening Friday, July 8. The show is a musical homage to the close-harmony 'guy groups’ that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. This quartet of high-school chums, and their earnest dreams of recording an album, ended in death, when their cherry red '54 Mercury collided with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles’ American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The girls were fine. The play begins with the Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory, all with the harmony, innocence and sincerity of dreams of that era. The production is directed by William Saunders. The quartet is comprised of Barry Shafrin, Benjamin Durocher, John Kownacki and Alex Herrara with musical direction by Christopher Klaich. Performances are July 8, 9, 15, 16 and 17 and 22 and 23. The Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call 469-2287 to learn more.