Performances Begin June 15 at Stuart Street Playhouse
The highly celebrated musical comedy, "Forever Plaid," will make its return to Boston this summer, playing Tuesday, June 15, through Sunday, July 25, at the Stuart Street Playhouse/2nd Stage.
This harmoniously goofy revue centers on four male singers killed in a car crash in 1964 on the way to their first big concert, only to be miraculously revived forty years later for the chance to perform the show that never was.
Created by Stuart Ross, "Forever Plaid" features the "Plaids," four young men who sing in close harmony, squabble boyishly and execute outlandish choreography to the tune of nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s.
Dale Sandish will direct this revival of the original New York City production, with musical direction by Jonathan Goldberg. Produced by Standing O Productions in association with Robert Foley, the Boston production will feature musical arrangements by James Raitt. Sandish originated the role of Frankie in the Boston premiere at the Park Plaza Hotel. He last performed in Boston at The Wang Theatre as Harold Bride in the National Touring Company of "Titanic."
Playing Sparky, Miguel Cervantes has
been performing in the Boston area for the past two years. He
delivered an award-winning performance playing the title role in "Bat
Boy: the Musical" at SpeakEasy Stage Co. Other
local credits include Robbie Fay in "A Man of No Importance"
and William in "Gigolo Confessions of Balle Breag."
He recently appeared off-Broadway in "Fanny," his
fourth production with the York Theatre. He was also involved
in the Theaterworks workshop of a new musical by Lawrence O'Keefe
(the writer of "Bat Boy") which is scheduled to have a full
production in New York later this year.
Adam Souza, playing Frankie, has off-Broadway
credits that include "Summer of '42" (pre-recorded
soloist). Regionally, Souza was seen as Dick Wilkins in "A
Christmas Carol" at North Shore Music Theatre, and in
the ensembles of "George M!" and
"Brigadoon" with Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut.
A recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory, he lists among his favorite
roles: Booth in "Assassins," Malvolio in
"Twelfth Night," Saul in "Rags,"
Dr. Craven in "The Secret Garden" and Vinnie
in "The Screams of Kitty Genovese.”
Souza also sang with the Boston Pops in their salute
to Richard Rodgers.
For ticket information, call Telecharge at 800-447-7400, log onto www.telecharge.com or stop by the Stuart Street Playhouse Box Office, 200 Stuart Street in Boston. Preferred member tickets are available exclusively through Show of the Month Club, at 617-338-1111.
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