|BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. – Theatre patrons will find it hard to sit still when Blue Mountain College presents Forever Plaid, Feb. 26-March 2.
The smooth sounds and close harmony of all-male groups of the 1950s in the come alive in the musical comedy scheduled for seven performances: 7:30 p.m. shows on Feb. 26, Feb. 28, March 1, March 2; 9:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. matinees on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28; and a 1 p.m. matinee on March 1.
Tickets for the evening performances are $7 for adults and $5 for students and children, and all matinee tickets are $5.
Forever Plaid includes such songs as “Three Coins in the Fountain”; “Moments to Remember”; “Crazy ‘Bout Ya, Baby”; “Sixteen Tons”; “Chain Gang”; “Perfidia”; “Heart and Soul”; “Lady of Spain”; and “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing”.
“This will be a very entertaining evening,” said director Jim Andre, and associate professor of speech and theatre at BMC.
“It will bring back a lot of memories for, shall we say, folks of a certain age, and the younger audiences will be exposed to some songs and a type of singing they’ve probably never heard before.
“And the show is really funny.”
BMC’s all-male group is comprised of Daniel Eli Rodgers, a junior from Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Zac Gooch, a sophomore from Corinth; Riley Bennett, a sophomore from Ripley; and Troy Hudson, a freshman from Tupelo.
“This has really been a learning experience for them,” Andre said. “They sound really good together and they’ve worked very hard on their comedy. People will be impressed when they hear that harmony.”
Dr. Jerri Lamar Kantack is the musical director and Anna Rainey Miller, a sophomore from Clinton, is the choreographer.
Andre pointed out that Forever Plaid is a 90-minute show with no intermission.
“But it does include a performance of an entire Ed Sullivan Show in three minutes and eleven seconds,” he added. “It doesn’t get much better than that.”