Forever Plaid Vancouver

Forever Plaid (1994/1995 Vancouver)

FOREVER PLAID by Stuart Ross at the Starlight Theatre, 935 Denman St., Vancouver opened on May 9, 1994 and enjoyed a 15 month run.

Produced by Follows Latimer Productions from Toronto, Headquarters Entertainment Corporation (Tina Vanderheyden and Toby Simkin) presented locally including handing marketing, ticket sales and local liaison for Laurence Follows and Jeffrey Latimer who were Canadian pioneers in packing Off Broadway entertainment with dinners, hotels and events.

Written and Originally Directed & Choreographed by Stuart Ross; Musical continuity supervision and arrangements by James Raitt

Starring Robert Miller (Jinx), Neil Nash (Frankie) later replaced by Dan Chameroy, Kevin Markle (Smudge) and Eddie Glen (Sparky) later replaced by Mark Bellamy.

Extra performances for the 1994 Christmas season included a Christmas carol medley arranged by James Raitt.

Headquarters Entertainment CorpAs CEO of Headquarters Entertainment Corporation (“HQE”) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  In addition to producing and presenting shows in Canada and on Broadway, HQE also managed group sales and marketing promotion for the majority of Broadway musical theatre tours on behalf of various presenters in the mid 1990’s.

Forever Plaid (1994 1995 Vancouver) ad Forever Plaid (1994 1995 Vancouver) ad text

Forever Plaid was a deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies!

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-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. 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….

Singing nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision.

Musical Numbers

  • Chant: Deus ex Plaid – All
  • Three Coins In The Fountain – Frankie featured
  • Gotta Be This Or That – All
  • Undecided – Sparky featured
  • Moments To Remember – Jinx featured
  • Crazy ‘Bout Ya Baby – Frankie featured
  • No, Not Much – Jinx featured
  • Perfidia – Sparky featured
  • Cry – Jinx featured
  • Sixteen Tons – Smudge featured
  • Chain Gang – Frankie featured
  • The Golden Cardigan: Dream Along With Me – Smudge featured
  • Catch A Falling Star – Sparky featured
  • Caribbean Plaid: Kingston Market – Jinx featured
  • Magic Moments
  • Caribbean Plaid: Jamaica Farewell – Smudge & Sparky featured
  • Caribbean Plaid: Matilda – Frankie featured
  • Heart And Soul – Frankie featured
  • Lady Of Spain – Jinx featured
  • Papa Loves Mambo
  • Scotland The Brave – All
  • Shangri-La – All
  • Rags To Riches – Smudge featured
  • She Loves You
  • Love Is A Many Splendored Thing – All
  • Day-O (The Banana Bpat Song)
  • Sing To Me Mr. C – Sparky featured
  • Temptation
  • Theme from The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly – All
  • The Bride Cuts The Cake
  • Hava Nagila
  • Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
  • Rockin’ My Soul

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